Take That, Ike -- Your Lame Attempt To Keep A Cat From Its Owner Has Been Thwarted
Okay, is the moral of this story a) Love can overcome all obstacles, or b) Cats are too proud to walk a bit to get back to their owner?
Your decision no doubt rests on whether you're a dog or a cat person.
But it's the feel-good story of the early part of the morning: A Webster cat, who took off in fear during an evacuation as Hurricane Ike approached, has been found and reunited with its loving owner.
That owner is Juliet Pennay, who was in France when all this was going down. We can only hope Juliet's middle initial is C, because J.C. Pennay (or, we guess, Tar-shay) and Webster just go together.
Simon the cat was living with Pennay's mom when he took off as the family tried to get out of Ike's path.
Pennay returned home for Christmas 2009 and took walks, thinking she might see her long-lost cat. Pennay says she was about to give up when she noticed something furry and gray near a garage.
Pennay says her "heart just stopped" when she recognized her kitty.
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The Associated Press story says Simon was found "in a neighborhood not far from home."
In other words, the cat thought it was beneath him to walk back home. You think a mutt would have been so haughty?
Hold it right there, you are no doubt saying. Maybe it wasn't that the cat thought the commute was beneath him.
Maybe he was just lazy, like all cats.
You may have a point.