I’ll be starting a new blog, “Cats in Cars.”
+1 – I’ll subscribe!
Although I am not much of a cat person, that is the kind of litterbox I could get behind. Just get on the freeway and it is self-emptying. With luck, you get rid of the cat too. 🙂 Of course, for those with more of an affinity for felines, you could probably attach some kind of safety tether, or else make sure that the litter box is not in use for an emptying cycle.
I see that somebody has installed some old-school “beehive” marker (or turn) lamps on the front fenders – in lieu of getting the OEM lamps working properly?
This VW seems to enjoy it’s feline companion — check out the front bumper’s smile….
The cat seems to have a “this is mine….what are you looking at?” stare, which is not unusual, for a cat.
My black cat, Paco, likes napping on the top of my Mustang 5.0 convertible. By the way, Paco is a she. I asked my son why he had named her that, his answer was that he liked the name. OK. After 16 years Paco is still with us.
That’s the only flat spot on the car. The cat would slide off everywhere else on a VW.
Black cat too. Our own Panther the Cat spent every night in the garage with my TR4. After a few years every edge was covered with scratches from her sliding/falling off.
There was an incident here in NZ in May involving the cat in the pic below. The cat’s owner drove 2km across town, late for work, and wondered why a car behind her was tooting:
“I thought he was tooting at someone else, so I carried on and turned into Cleghorn St. He was following me and was flashing his lights again so I pulled over and saw him running to my car. As I got out he just said to me `do you know there’s a cat on your roof?’ He reached up and lifted down this cat and her eyes were like saucers. I said `oh my God’ and he said `yes, she’s been hanging on for dear life’.” …oh, the cat was fine 🙂
And a second example from here in the Land of New Zea, is the cat below, Bono, as explained in the New Zealand Herald in April 2004:
The ordeal of Bono, a 7kg grey-coloured persian, came to the attention of Constable Tim Shields, who saw the cat clinging to the hatchback of a Toyota Celica travelling through Tauranga’s streets.
Owner John Sutton thought the cat had been safely shooed off the car before he set out for work. But after covering three blocks and travelling at 50km/h…he had to slow for a car in front. It was then that he saw a fluffy creature slide down the windscreen and grip the wiper blades.
“It gave me a hell of a fright. Then I realised it was Bono and he was bloody petrified.”
Pulling over to the grass median strip – “so he would have somewhere soft to land” – Mr Sutton got out and grabbed the cat from the bonnet. Only then did he become aware of an unmarked patrol car with lights flashing pulling up behind him.
“I thought he was going to ping me for driving with something dangerous on the roof. I hadn’t done anything wrong that I could think of.”
Instead, Mr Shields was convulsed with laughter. He had been coming from the opposite direction and spotted what he thought was a fluffy toy or a stuffed cat being carried on the car roof as a joke.
But as he passed Mr Sutton “I realised it was real all right. The expression on that cat’s face was hilarious. I’ll never forget it; the picture is firmly fixed in my mind. It was wide-eyed and obviously knew the consequences if it let go”.
He said the cat was on the glass part of the hatchback with its front feet on the roof of the car. He did a u-turn, switched on his lights and gave chase to alert the driver.
Mr Sutton said Bono began purring as soon as he picked him up.
The 3 1/2-year-old cat was put inside the car – now sporting some scratches on its roof – and taken home the conventional way. [quote over]
I guess it could have been tragic, but as a cat person, I’m pleased it ended well for Bono (and for Brown Cat in my other post!). And the picture in my mind of the cat sliding down the windscreen is hilarious! 🙂
How about “Dogs in the Drivers Seat”?
P.S. I could get some photos of a dog in it’s owner’s truck’s driver seat soon.
Oh wait, you said truck.
I love this pic.
Okay, another meaningless story.
So I’ve got this old barn packed tightly full of old cars and it’s cold outside. There’s a ’73 Boattail Riviera parked next to the fuse box and I hear a hissing nose as I’m sliding up against the car, feeling my way on my way to the fuse panel. It’s pitch black in there and as I switch on the lights I hear it again only louder.
I slowly turn around & I’m right next to the open LR quarter window of the Buick — In the RR floorboard there are four kittens: one of them was hissing and actually spitting at me. All I could think of was, “where’s Momma?” I got the heck out of there.
One of the survivors stuck around & the neighbor across the street feeds him. They caught him one day & had him fixed thank goodness. He’s a beautiful long-haired guy & I appreciate the rodent control, but I don’t appreciate him stalking the birds at our bird feeders.
“No, my name is NOT Mitt.”
For whatever reason, this picture reminded me of a UK Ford Ka commercial. Don’t watch it if your a cat lover…….
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