Penguin Watching Cat Catches Train

October 20, 2009 at 6:29 pm Leave a comment

Percy and a human“I hear the train a comin’. It’s rollin ’round the bend. And I ain’t seen the sunshine since, I don’t know when.”

Fans of the Man in Black will recognize those words from the classic tune, Folsom Prison Blues.

No, I’m not in prison, although I have fantasized about  shooting a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

I guess that’s not 100% true. I’ve fantasized about shooting a man, not in Reno, but right here in Atlanta, and that man is my father.

Not surprisingly this repeated fantasy occurs every time that SOB tickles my toe fur when I doze off.

I’m so lacking in sleep because of this, I can’t even make a connection from the intro to the story about Percy, a commuter cat. In fact, I’m just going to cut it short and have you read the Scarborough Evening News about his tale.

PERCY the cat is the North Bay Railway’s most purrfect passenger as he uses the train weekly to travel to Scarborough’s Sea Life Centre.

Scarborough’s smartest cat catches the train on its own and spends the day at the Sea Life Centre before travelling home using the popular service.

He has no help and even knows the train times. He has been making the trip for the last four years.

Staff at the Sea Life Centre say they see him most weeks wandering around before he gets on the train home.

“He gets on the train in the morning and then spends the day with us. He just wanders around and when a member of the public comes in and opens the door he sneaks through.

“He loves it here. He particularly likes watching the penguins but unfortunately they get scared of him so we have to move him away. But he is harmless.

“He always knows when the train is coming as well. He is a very smart cat.”

Smart cat? Now that’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one.

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