Penguin Watching Cat Catches Train

October 20 | 7 Comments

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.


7 Responses to “Penguin Watching Cat Catches Train”

  1. Kismet and Roxie on October 22nd, 2009 9:15 am

    hey, bo,
    kismet and i just got your book. we are enjoying it and showed it to mommy to let her know that we’re not the only bad dogs in town! thanks!

  2. Lowell Torske on October 19th, 2010 7:45 am

    Think of all the mental processes that this cat has to perform to accomplish this feat.

  3. ellie on December 3rd, 2010 7:16 pm

    would love to see this on tv does anyone know when animal planet will show it again?

  4. ellie on December 3rd, 2010 7:17 pm

    inquiring about percy the cat, does anyone know when animal planet will run this story again.¬† I’d love to see it

  5. Tom on January 1st, 2011 2:39 pm

    Would like to see this again also,I loved it!! Maybe someone knows when it will air again and post it.

  6. Tom on April 5th, 2011 8:52 pm

    would like to see clip on animal planet!

  7. Iz on April 9th, 2011 11:08 pm

    it just showed on cats 101

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