This one’s for the calendar…

Every year, I get the Cat Lovers Against the Bomb calendar. It’s a side arm of Nebraskans for Peace, and it’s got 8″x10″ photos of cats, cat-head-shaped moon phase icons, and important dates in both cat and peace history.

This story will almost definitely be in next year’s calendar.

Not the cat in question, just from Flickr

Missing Cat Found in Owner’s Suitcase

Published: January 22, 2008

Filed at 11:38 p.m. ET

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last time cat-owner Kelly Levy saw her tiger-striped feline was before she took her husband to the airport. The 24-year-old came back to her house late Friday to find the bottom step, where Gracie Mae would usually be waiting, empty.

Levy tore the house apart looking for the 10-month-old tabby who had been spayed just days before. She and her dad took out bathroom tiles and part of a cabinet to check a crawl space and papered the neighborhood with ”lost cat” signs.

Then she got a phone call.

”Hi, you’re not going to believe this, but I am calling from Fort Worth, Texas, and I accidentally picked up your husband’s luggage. And when I opened the luggage, a cat jumped out,” Levy recalled the caller saying.

Gracie Mae had crawled into Seth Levy’s black suitcase undetected, been put through an X-ray machine, loaded onto an airplane, thrown onto a baggage claim conveyor belt and picked up by a stranger.

The tabby made the 1,300-mile trip home on an $80 plane ticket Sunday night.


Information from: South Florida Sun-Sentinel,

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