Thursday, October 15, 2009

Feline inadvertently shipped from Dallas to Chicago suburb




A Woodstock chiropractor was initially miffed this week when he opened a box of supplies shipped from Texas and noticed tufts of fur. Then he spotted the cat, which had hitched a ride from Dallas. "My first reaction was, I didn't know what kind of animal he was, so I closed the box back up," said Brett St. Aubin, clinic director at Chiro One Wellness Center of Woodstock.

The stowaway's collar identified him as Cody Bennett, 2, a black and white cat who disappeared Monday from the Chiro Design Group. Cody jumped unnoticed into the roughly 2-by-3-foot box as it was being packed, said Marie Webster, whose daughter owns the cat.

"She taped it up, put the label on it and off he went" via UPS, said Webster.

Making the best of it, the cat burrowed deeply into a bundle of foam products designed for the neck.

When St. Aubin called Webster on Wednesday to report Cody's whereabouts, her first thought was that he had found him wandering nearby in Dallas. "I didn't know he was in a suburb of Chicago," Webster exclaimed.

Cody spent the night at a veterinarian's office and made the trip home Thursday, this time by crate. He arrived at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 3:30 p.m., looking a bit thin, Webster said.

The cat won't be forgotten any time soon at the Woodstock chiropractic clinic. "We made him patient of the month," St. Aubin said.

16 comments:

Sweet Praline said...

I guess you've got to be careful which box you jump into! I'm glad the story had a happy ending.

Angel and Kirby said...

That poor kitty! WE are glad he was OK>

SeaThreePeeO said...

Poor kitty cat. Nice happy ending though.

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OMC!!! He must've been so scared! At least he's home safe now!!! Gotta love a happy ending!

Daisy said...

Thank goodness Cody is safe! I think this is a good lesson for all of us around packing materials!

Fin said...

Thank Cod that ended well!

Sassy Kat said...

Thanks so much for stopping by today. This was a hard post for the moth to do but one that had to be done. It was great getting to know you, I treasure all of those that I met while blogging. You all forever will be in my heart.
Pray that I am safe and mooching off of someone else. Be sure to stop back tomorrow.

The Creek Cats said...

Poor kitty! So glad this story had a happy ending!! We will be more careful around boxes for now on!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad to hear that he was okay and got home okay too! Wow! What a trip. How is his neck?

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're glad this kitty was okay...but what a scary trip that musta been!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

What an adventure! We're glad to hear that the kitty is okay and got home safely!

Have a nice weekend,
Charlemagne and Tamar

the casbah kitten said...

That's NOT the way to take a vacation dude! But we're glad you're OK

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

A kitty in a box.. yep just make sure it's not a parcel box. Poor kitty...
norwood

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Poor little guy!! We'd prefer our friends fly first class if they come and see us, just mewin!

Sam and Andy said...

We are so very thankful that he was okay, and arrived somewhere that they cared enough to return him....in style......

YAY!!!!!!!!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I still can't believe that - it is so crazy. I am so happy that the kitty is ok though!