Cat Project Archives for May 27-31, 2019.
27, 2019: "Among animals, cats are the top-hatted,
frock-coated statesmen going about their affairs at their
own pace." - Robert Sterns
Gratuitous Kute Kittiness: It's Photobomb Week on the Infinite Cat Project.
Cat Mewvie: Zorro the cat... just
being a cat.
Feline Art: "Sleepy
Tabby", artist unknown.
and cat reunited with the help of his good trucker
by McKinley Corbley
A frantic truck driver named Nick has been reunited with his beloved
cat companion after a fellow traveler saw his plea for help on Reddit.
Nick had been on his way past Elgin, Illinois when he noticed that one
of his truck mirrors was in need of repair. Since repair shop mechanics
said that they were unable to fix the mirror until the following morning,
he prepared to spend his evening watching movies with his cat Waylon.
In addition to the fearless feline being an ideal travel buddy, Waylon
has also helped Nick cope with the emotional difficulties of being a
“I’m not gonna go into detail, but long story short, I don’t
do well in crowds, or when I’m totally alone. Waylon kept me grounded.
He kept me sane,” writes Nick. “And most of all, he kept me safe.”
So when Nick suddenly noticed that Waylon was missing from his truck,
he began to panic.
“I stood and hollered for him, but he didn’t respond,” says
Nick. “Waylon ALWAYS responds. He’s a very vocal cat. I started tearing
up the sleeper, hoping he was just really sleepy or something, but I found no
luck there. That’s when I realized that he had gotten out.”
Distraught over his missing friend, Nick stayed up the entire night calling
Waylon’s name and rattling his can of cat treats as bait – but
to no avail.
Finally after almost 12 hours of searching, Nick knew that he had to
be on his way – but before he hit the road, he posted a picture
of Waylon to the “Trucker Cats” Reddit page.
“I know that the odds are slim, but if you picked him up or see him please
let me know. I didn’t know what else to do,” read Nick’s online
plea. “I have to get back on the road now, so it’s out of my hands.
I won’t give up hope. I know that he’ll remember me as long as he
lives. I love you buddy. I hope I see you soon.”
Nick’s inbox was immediately flooded with dozens of messages of
hope and encouragement, but he could not help but feel heartbroken over
As fate would have it, however, the 23-year-old trucker had just picked
up a new shipment of cargo in Wisconsin before heading off to Utah when
his cell phone rang – and the phone call was from a traveling couple
who claimed that they had found Waylon in a bramble bush on the side
of the highway.
“I was skeptical, but the more they described him, the more I started believing
them,” says Nick.
Finally when I saw the picture, that was all I needed. It was
him. My boy. My Waylon.”
The couple say that they only managed to spot the young feline because
their flashlight had reflected off of its eyes in the nighttime darkness.
Despite being on the Iowa border, Nick immediately changed course so
he could meet up with the couple and be reunited with his beloved companion.
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“I NEEDED him back. That cat represents my whole life,” says Nick. “I
don’t have any kids, or a wife, or even a girlfriend. That cat is my only
Needless to say, the reunion was an emotional one. Though it took Waylon
24 hours to recover from his expedition into the wild, he and his human
are apparently back to their happy traveling selves.
“Now, I’m off to keep exploring this wide country, and Waylon will
be there with me every step of the way,” says Nick.
28, 2019: "Most cats are not shy about letting their
people know what they want."
- Karen Duprey
Gratuitous Kittiness: It's Photobomb Week, Day Two.
Cat Mewvie: And so, the mystery
of the missing beef-jerky thief was solved.
Feline Art: "Fluffy",
by Luis Coelho.
29, 2019: "A cat's name may tell you more about its
owners than it does about the cat."
- Linda W. Lewis
Kittiness: It's Day Three of Photobomb Week on the Infinite Cat
Cat Mewvie: You want a room like
this for yours cats. You know you do!
Art: "Cat", artist unknown.
30, 2019: "Four little Persians, but only one looked
in my direction. I extended a tentative finger and two
soft paws clung to it. There was a contented sound of purring,
I suspect on both our parts." - George Freedley
Gratuitous Kittiness: It's Day Four of "Photobomb Week" on the
INfinite Cat Project.
Cat Mewvie: "Fence? What
Feline Art: Cat sculpture
in Gala City, Malaysia.
31, 2019: "Cats are creatures that express a multitude
of moods and attitudes."
- Karen Brademeyer
Gratuitous Kittiness: I hope you enjoyed "Photobomb Week" on the
Infinite Cat Project.
Cat Mewvie: "I has ears!
And I is aDORable!"
Feline Art: "Creation
of a Cat" by
that's a cat.
From the BBC
A pet cat that was "stuck" on a railway bridge for six days,
sparking a major rescue operation, has walked home.
Five-year-old Hatty got trapped on the 30ft (9m) section of the Royal
Albert Bridge, which connects Plymouth and Saltash, on Friday.
Firefighters spent hours trying to rescue her while Network Rail planned
to close the line to help save her.
Owner Kirsty Howden told Plymouth Live she was "shocked and elated" Hatty
had returned home on Wednesday night.
Her owner Kirsty Howden said she was about to join a second rescue attempt
when she "heard a miaow outside"
Ms Howden, 39, said the mischievous moggy wandered back home from the
bridge - 500ft (152m) away - at about 23:00 BST.
The mother-of-three said she was just about to join a second rescue attempt
when she "heard a miaow outside".
"She is a bit skinny and smelly, very vocal and has now headed upstairs
and put herself to bed," Ms Howden said.
The cat had been missing for two weeks.
The Royal Albert Bridge carries the main line in and out of Cornwall
across the River Tamar.
It is thought Hatty was scared on to her precarious perch beneath the
line by a passing train.
Firefighters hacked away undergrowth to bring in one of their biggest
ladders and offered a selection of treats to try to lure her out.
But nothing worked and the rescue was called off - until Hatty somehow
escaped by herself hours later.