In or out, out or in. That’s what cats do best and sometimes they can’t even decide. They love boxes, too! This cat knows where he belongs, in an outbox.
Before I tell you about Remy, two cat tales can be part of Believe it or Not.
Tale #1: A family in Nova Scotia (tip of Canada) was packing Christmas presents for shipment. Little do they know, their cat, Baloo, went in the box, had a catnap, quiet as a mouse and was shipped out to Montreal. The family was frantic for three days not able to find Baloo and played a stressful game of cat-and-mouse. The owner received a shocking call that her cat is in Montreal 1200 km away from home. She mailed her cat thinking of the worse that she killed her cat. However, a happy ending. The cat is alive and the shipping company delivered Baloo back home to Nova Scotia, free of charge.
Tale #2: This one is recent and it happened in Montana. Fluffy, the cat, was found frozen solid covered with a fluff of snow, thick chunks of ice and snow. The cat was rushed to the vet. The clinic immediately tried warm/thaw the cat using hair dryers, heating pads, hot towel, warm water giving the cat a spa treatment. IV hydration was tricky due to Fluffy’s solid body. Since cats have nine lives, it was a Lazarus moment. She came back to life. The owner does not want to be identified.
Back to Remy.
Remy is an outdoor cat that the owner decided to place a tracking device around his neck. He wants out all the time and his favorite place is Harvard University. The faculty, residents and students take good care of him. He has a full Harvard experience from campus, lecture halls, grounds, golf course and eatery. His visits spread from the Literature Department, Law School, STEM, museum, English Department, Faculty Club, Loeb House, Barker Center, History Department, Emerson Hall, research centers, and other numerous buildings. He has been in students dorms, attended lectures, the party mascot, taken photos by tourist, photobomb a wedding, danced with a ballet dancer. He is very popular and loved that he even has his own Facebook. I am one of his followers.
When he goes missing, the owner posted a search-and-rescue notice and came out an outpouring response where they saw Remy lasts. Fans of Remy submit photos of his sightings, escapades or plain being lazy on the grounds.
Harvard gave him the title “The Humanities Cat” or “The Interdisciplinary Cat.”
The owner gave up on keeping Remy in since he is well taken cared of by the University. He still goes home though when he’s ready.
So, how’s your week been?