Stowaway cat home safe in Ohio after Florida trip 0
A stowaway cat that snuck into its owner's suitcase and flew from Ohio to Florida is home safe and sound after its unplanned week-long vacation, its owner says.
Bob-Bob, a 14-month-old male cat from Circleville, Ohio, snuck into owner Ethel Maze's suitcase as she packed for her trip to Orlando last week, the Circleville Herald newspaper reported.
Maze's suitcase — and Bob-Bob — made it through luggage screening and was loaded on the plane. The suitcase arrived in Orlando at 10:30 a.m., but Maze didn't discover the cat was there until 2 p.m., when she was able to check in to her room.
She opened the suitcase and was shocked to see her cat.
"He just laid there," Maze told the Circleville Herald. "I pulled him out, and he was just soaking wet where he had perspired so much, and we put him on the bed and he started to move."
Though scared at first, the cat eventually perked up and spent the week in Maze's hotel room in a cat carrier.
Bob-Bob's return flight was much more comfortable: he flew in a carrier below Maze's seat, the Herald reported.
"Now, he's just playing," Maze said. "You wouldn't know anything happened to him."