Thursday 20 December 2018

Parcel Puss Travels 750 Miles By Accident

We all know how much cats LOVE cardboard boxes. If I fits, I sits!

But Baloo crept into a box destined to be transported 750 miles away. His owner Jackie Lake had packed up box of tyre rims and then sealed it up without realising her beloved pet was inside.

Baloo was carried off by a Purolator van on a 17 hour journey from Nova Scotia in Canada to Montreal. The next day Jackie realised Baloo was missing and frantically started to search for him. But by then he had arrived in Montreal and was discovered by a Puralator employee.

Jackie was relieved to get a call from the SPCA to say Baloo had been found and organised for him to be shipped home again.

"I can't stop thanking these people for helping me," said Jackie. "They took really good care of him. I'm just eternally grateful."

"He was a little freaked out when he first got home, he's had quite the ordeal. I just kept picking him up and saying 'I'm sorry,'" she said.

"But by the end of the night he was back to his old mischievous self. He ripped a whole bag of cat litter in the bathroom so he and his brother could play in it while I was sleeping."

Lake is glad to have Baloo back, though she said it might take some time for her three kids to forgive and forget.

"I'm told I'm not allowed near boxes or the animals any more!" she said.

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  1. Oh, my! Our Jezebel got outside by accident a while back and it was the maddest my husband has ever been with me. We laugh about it now, and every once in a while I 'tell' her she's going to get me divorced one day if she's not careful. ~grin~ Be well!

  2. While she probably should have checked the box more carefully before sealing it, I don't think she's really at fault. Perhaps Baloo learned the lesson? Nah, probably not.

  3. Baloo probably planned it all just to see what it would be like to travel.

  4. oh my! thank COD that had a happy ending!!

  5. What a lucky boy. Bear's lost a couple toys this way (he drops them in other people's boxes or bags and tries to bat them out, but can't).

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We're glad to call you our friends.

  7. We hope you have a wonderful New Year - full with love, peace, and happiness.


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