You may have read the story in your newspaper.  Unbelievable, but true.  And with a happy ending. 

Seems that Kelly Levy took her hubby to the airport and noticed that her poor kitty cat wasn’t in her usual spot when Kelly arrived back home.  She searched high and low, looking for the poor baby cat–only ten months old. She and her father even took out some bathroom tiles to check a crawl space.  
Meanwhile, her poor husband arrived at his destination and lost his suitcase.  You know those ubiquitous signs that warn us that “many bags look alike?” Apparently someone grabbed Kelly’s hubby’s suitcase. 
But the fellow, who turned out to be Rob Carter from Fort Worth, Texas, opened the bag and a cat–Gracie Mae–jumped out.  He “screamed like a little girl”  (I would scream like a BIG girl), and then, after much coaxing, got the cat out from under the bed.  Fortunately, Gracie Mae was wearing a collar with her phone number on it.  So Kelly got a phone call and, a few days later, she got her cat back. 
Good thing–Rob was going to name the cat “Suitcase.” 
The moral of this story is:  if you’re a cat, stay out of things that are traveling.  And if you’re a cat owner, better count your kitties before they’re packed.  


  1. Ruth

    Oh my goodness…I could so see one of my cats doing that! LOL!

  2. Kathy

    I just finished The Awakening. Love it. I just love happy endings!! (I had a problem with Uncharted because I wanted them all to go home changed). I read the Novelist last week and enjoyed it too.

  3. Mocha with Linda

    Oh my, I would have absolutely come unglued if I had been the one to open that suitcase! But since it happened to someone else….HILARIOUS!!

  4. Kay

    What a great story. Someone should include that in a book.

    Congratulations on achieving Doctorhood!
    Can we just call you Doc Angie?

  5. Anonymous

    My cats ALWAYS help me pack, but they never get to stay in the suitcases once their work is done. Ditto comment on the fright for the poor man who got the wrong suitcase!!! Even for cat lovers that would be a heart-stopper!

    Also, ditto the congrats on your doctorate! Don’t know how you do it, but am happy to “know” someone as accomplished as you!


  6. Angela

    I didn’t want to say this in my main blog post, but you do have to watch cats (and I’ve had several over the years).

    My friend had a cat who leapt into the clothes dryer. She didn’t know it. And that’s all I’m going to say, because the story did NOT have a happy ending.

    Thanks for the congrats. 🙂 Much appreciated.


  7. Kay

    I had a cat get in the dryer once, fortunately I figured it out by the 4th rotation. They yowling and banging gave it away.
    He got in there while I was loading. I didn’t even see him do it. He was sneaky that way, but he never went in there again!

    I can’t imagine what it would have been like otherwise.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.