Thursday, February 17, 2011

ROAD TRIP!

NOAH is a REALLY awesome animal adoption/spay and neuter center just north of Seattle. They have helped our Humane Society out tremendously by taking in cats when the HS has been maxed out.

Today, the HS needed someone to run a dozen cats up to NOAH, and I had some free time, so I volunteered for the job. I got to the shelter around 9:30, and the cats were all packed up and ready to go. Traci, our foster care coordinator, helped me load everyone into the Subaru, and off we went.

YAY,ROAD TRIP!

Most of the cats did pretty well for most of the hour and a half journey. There was a little bit of howling, but most seemed to settle in after we got on the highway and napped for the duration.

MOST of the cats.

From the far back corner of the wagon, I heard a little bit of rumbling and rustling. I couldn't see what exactly was going on back there, but it didn't really sound like trouble, and there was nothing I could do about it anyway, so I just drove on.

Just as I exited the highway and started down the road to NOAH, in my rear view mirror, I saw a little head pop up. It belonged to Anderson Cooper, a gray and white cat.

He tip-toed his way across the carriers, and made his way to the front seat. Fortunately, I was pretty close to NOAH by then. As I turned into the parking lot, he climbed across the dashboard, and as he stepped across the steering wheel, he turned on the windshield wipers and the turn signal too.

I parked the car, opened the door and carefully slithered out.

I went into the shelter to get some assistance. When I returned, I found Anderson Cooper sitting (some what) patiently in the drivers seat. Don't worry, I didn't leave the keys in the ignition.

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We caught the boy, and he and all the other cats were brought into the shelter and placed in their cubbies. No harm done.

So how did he get out? I guess he just wanted out REALLY bad. He managed to unsnap a couple of the little latches that hold the top and bottom of the carrier together, and wriggled his way out.

Thank goodness it happened so close to the NOAH and not in the middle of I-5!

He's a smart little guy, and will soon be available for adoption at NOAH. Stop by and pay Anderson Coper a visit if you need a inquisitive, dashingly handsome man in your life.

39 comments:

  1. dashingly handsome is right!! what a good looking boy!

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  2. LOL! Gotta love a determined feline. Our cat got out, well my husband let him out of the carrier IN THE CAR. The cat immediately went to the floor and straight toward the pedals! Not good! Thank goodness, AC (Anderson Cooper) didn't have more time.

    Thank you for the mission of mercy. You are an Angel!

    XO
    Mary Ann

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  3. This is too funny! Anderson Cooper and I could be great pals.

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  4. What a hilarious name for a cat! And talk about a talented escape artist. I love the shot of him sitting in the driver's seat.

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  5. NOAH is awesome! We adopted our furry sons from them last fall. :-)) They have a kittycam on their website, too. Not only that, but there's a February adoption special going on!

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  6. If any cat could drive off with 11 others in the backseat, it's that guy. He just has that look about him.

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  7. Aw, Anderson Cooper just wanted to get the scoop on where everyone was heading and report back to the other kitties.

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  8. Look at that face. He looks so proud of himself. I would be too!

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  9. OMG, isn't that what also happened to your Mom with Mimsey and Nigel? So glad everyone was OK. And I hope the very determined and handsome Anderson Cooper and his pals will all find purrfect forever homes!

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  10. Hmmmmmm. I'm thinking he was trying to work his charms on you by showing how smart he is. Maybe Charlene would like a brother????

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  11. He's fabulous. Perfect name too. Grateful that all ended well and that you got a picture.

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  12. Lita and the boys in MelbourneFebruary 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM

    ooohhh - Anderson Cooper - action man! er, cat!
    He is rather handsome, is he not? he does look a tad dissapointed though to find the keys gone. Very, how could you let me down like this?
    Whoever takes him home should definitely keep his most excellent name!

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  13. Smart guy! And handsome to boot! Hope he finds the perfect home which gives him lots of opportunities to figure stuff out!

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  14. I love him!
    He's got such an intelligent look, sitting in the front seat like that. I hope he finds his forever home soon.

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  15. What a handsome boy! Very aptly named :D

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  16. that boy has got some attitude! love it!

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  17. That picture is priceless! I can't wait to go on a NOAH road trip this spring!!

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  18. Love the photo! He looks like he's ready to go shopping at Petsmart. Good thing you took the keys with you. ;)

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  19. I'm so glad you got to meet my boyfriend! We cuddled yesterday and I whispered sweet nothings in his handsome gray ears.
    Yay for NOAH!
    Yay for your road trip!

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  20. And don't ya love the black heart on his nose? It's a great target for kitty kisses.

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  21. Maybe he's supposed to be Harry Houdini instead of Anderson Cooper :) He's even wearing his own grey tux!

    Luff ALL the babies :)

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  22. He was hoping to absorb some of those awesome Butterbean vibes via Laurie!

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  23. Awwww ... he just wanted to HELP wiv the driving. Wot a good boy! He will be a joy in any home, and we wish him and all the kitties love and luck in finding their loving forever homes.

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  24. I really love this kitty :( shame he is so far away across the pond!

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  25. He sounds like a special cat. He does look proud of himself there in the driver's seat.

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  26. What a sweet face, and a good story to boot! I have a soft place in my heart for kitties with black noses like his.

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  27. Perfect name for a silver haired kitty who is inquisitive and knows how to get himself out of tight situations. I'm sure he'll find a home in no time!

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  28. Seriously, that is the most inspired cat-naming effort EVER. He looks exactly like Anderson Cooper somehow. Love it.

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  29. Simba is in need of a friend since Einstein passed. I would ask to have this handsome gentleman sent to me in Michigan, if it weren't for fear of the havoc dear A.C. would create when he let himself out of his carrier on the plane. =)

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  30. Mr. Smarty Pants is gorgeous! Also, does somebody have Anderson Cooper's personal email? We need to tell him he has a cat doppelganger.

    I'm impressed AC didn't freak himself out by walking all over the car, what a smart little man. My cats tried that once after unzipping their crate... now Sasha actually runs INSIDE the crate whenever the lawn people come round.

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  31. He looks like "OK, let's take these cats in and go home". I think Charlene and Anderson would be a great pair!!!

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  32. Oh AC is a gorgeous kitty! I hope he and the others are adopted into wonderful forever homes! What a good person you are to help "ferry" these furry ones!

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  33. He would have a home if I lived close (in Florida). I just realized all my cats are on a walkabout when a kitty I know was outdoors came strolling into the bedroom. Yep, the door is open and the cats gone. Fear not, yard is fenced in such a way that they cannot leave. I may need a replacement or two, (JUST KIDDING, they are all safe and will come in for food (and cat nip!!))

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  34. Smart and dashingly handsome is right! I'm sure he won't wait too long for his forever home >^..^<

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  35. That's one enterprising cat! I bet life with him won't be dull.... (Although his prospective adopters should probably be notified of his Houdini talent, just so they can prepare for it.)

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  36. The name is purr-fect! He actually looks like Anderson Cooper! (Did I really just say that?) I think it's his expression. Plus, he's clearly a highly intelligent and motivated young man. A very special cat indeed. Someone will be truly blessed when they adopt him.

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  37. Toonces Lives!! Laurie, I laughed so hard I had a coughing fit. The contrast between Anderson's calm demeanor and his death-defying escapade just Cracked Me Up. I keep coming back to look at That Face and laugh some more. Bless his heart, and God help his future family.

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  38. I really love the kitty. And handsome to boot. We hope you find the perfect home that gives you many opportunities to figure things out!

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  39. He's fabulous. Perfect name too.I am in love with kitty. You will definitely find perfect home.

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