Kitten Travels from Florida to Texas in Suitcase

The kitten fell asleep in a suitcase and woke up in a Texas hotel.

Posted: January 23 2008 2 a.m. EDT

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Kelly Levy searched her house high and low for her 10-month-old kitten, Gracie Mae. The cat had seemed skittish, recovering from spay surgery while Levy’s husband, Seth, prepared to fly to Texas from the Levy’s Florida home. Kelly thought the kitten had hidden somewhere in the house during the preparations for Seth’s trip, the Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

It turns out that Gracie Mae had sought refuge in Seth’s suitcase, joining him on his trip to North Texas. To add to the confusion, another passenger mistakenly picked up Levy’s suitcase from the baggage claim. Soon after the stranger reached his hotel, Kelly Levy received a phone call from the shocked man.

“A man said, ‘Hi, you’re not going to believe this, but I am calling from Fort Worth, Texas, and I accidentally picked up your husband’s luggage. And when I opened the luggage, a cat jumped out,’” Levy told the Sun-Sentinel.

The stranger arranged to meet with Seth, and Gracie Mae safely flew home to Florida last weekend. The identity of the stranger who found the cat remains unknown.

Levy wants to thank the “wonderful good Samaritan who took care of my cat and even bought her a pet taxi for the flight home.”

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Cara and Mooby    Austin, TX

1/23/2008 9:32:29 PM

oh my goodness! i'm so glad gracie mae is ok! and what a good man for returning the cat and suitcase to it's rightful owners! bravo!

Cheryl    Conway, MO

1/23/2008 8:48:54 PM

What a great story, it just goes to show that there are some good people left in the world. Glad that Gracie Mae made it home safely.

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

1/23/2008 9:20:34 AM

Thank Heavens there are such wonderful people as the good samaritan who found and rescued Gracie!

Melanie    El Dorado, AR

1/23/2008 8:16:00 AM

I'm so glad that a nice and responsible person was the one who accidentally ended up with her cat. I know she was so glad to see her kitty come home!

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