Cat Hitches Ride From Florida to Texas

The cat hid under the hood of a new car being transported across state lines.

Posted Nov. 13, 2008, 3 a.m. EST

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Norma Ruggles couldn’t believe the phone call telling her that her cat, Mystic, was at a car dealership in Conroe, Texas. Luckily, the cat was wearing a collar with a tag etched with Ruggles’ phone number, KHOU Channel 11 News (Houston) reports.

Mystic jumped out of Ruggles’ RV while at a rest stop in northern Florida. The cat then climbed under the hood of a new Chevy Tahoe strapped to a car-carrier truck headed for Texas.

The Tahoe was unloaded at Buckalew Chevrolet in Conroe. When a mechanic popped the hood, he discovered the cat.

“I got the call and I thought I was going to die,” Ruggles said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Ruggles was in Port Arthur, Texas, when she got the call, and was able to travel to Conroe to pick up the cat.

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JoJo    Cedar Falls, IA

11/13/2008 5:02:15 PM

Wow, what a lucky cat. He must be down a couple of his nine lives.

Chrystal    Westminster, CO

11/13/2008 1:39:41 PM

I have heard stories like this before. I am so glad she is reunited with her family!

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

11/13/2008 6:08:03 AM

Thank God she got her kitty back. Good thing she had a tag on. She used a couple of her nine lives up.

D.    Indy, IN

11/13/2008 5:36:30 AM

Gee, I couldn't believe it when my dad's cat hitched a ride with us to the next city! He couldn't believe it either when I called and told him his cat was at my house. It wasn't long after that he decided to make the cat an inside only cat!

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