Ceiling Cat is free!

I reported the other day on Achilles, the cat trapped in the ceiling of a Colorado airport. I’m pleased to add that he’s finally been freed. According to The Broomfield Enterprise:

Employees at the Denver Air Center, a ground services provider for private pilots at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, are reporting today that Achilles, the young Bengal cat that this week spent more than a day and half stuck in the business’s ceiling, has been safely coaxed out of hiding.

The feline, who according to his owner spent his third birthday Tuesday trapped in a suspended ceiling between the building’s first and second floors, was lured down from the space by Denver Air Center staff around 6:15 a.m.

Denver Air Customer Service Representative Luann Ezeonu, who did not work on Tuesday, said she came to work at about 5:30 a.m. today and immediately asked what was making the strange noises emanating from the ceiling. Forty-five minutes later Achilles was being herded into a cat carrier, safe and sound and ready to be returned to his owner.”

He’s a lovely Bengal; here’s his photo:

Of course this means that he wasn’t really Ceiling Cat after all, but Happy Cat, an incarnation of Ceiling Cat who took feline form and returned to Urf.


16 Comments

  1. Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    Took human form?

    Or, like all the alien races in James White’s “Sector General” stories, do kittehs call themselves “human”?

    Good News, nonetheless.

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    • daveau
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

      You have to forgive him. It’s so easy to confuse all that mythology.

      Good news, indeed. And, my, what a nice looking airport…

    • Aidan Karley
      Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:41 am | Permalink

      “James White’s “Sector General” ” That’s the series set … well sort of like “ER” or “Casualty”, but in space, with aliens? Heve to hunt the bookshelves – I think I’ve only seen little bits in anthologies.

    • Posted February 18, 2012 at 7:02 am | Permalink

      I guess he meant something more generic: “mortal” form.

  2. Derek
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Is he open for adoption? – if so, I’ll take him (and even fly him to the Bay Area, though I may get in trouble for that from my wife).

  3. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I’m skeptical of the “trapped” or “stuck” aspect of it. My guess is that Achilles knew full well where the exit was, but excessive human commotion down below made it unwise to venture out. That’s not “trapped”; that’s “hiding”.

    • Derek
      Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      Agreed!

      • Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

        I believe the Boulder Daily Camera report called it “an adventure” which I do believe it was!

  4. rmw
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous cat. Glad he’s on his way home.

  5. Knuckle Pushups
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Hae, wates, ef Ceiling Cat iz reul, how amz I gonna havz fathe?

  6. Gregory Kusnick
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Overheard in an airport bathroom:

    “Achilles! Heel!”

  7. Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Of course this means that he wasn’t really Ceiling Cat after all, but Happy Cat, an incarnation of Ceiling Cat who took feline form and returned to Urf.

    Ur theology iz too sophisticated fur me.

    • Aidan Karley
      Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:44 am | Permalink

      Ur theology iz too sophisticated fur me.

      Ur wurdz iz too sofitic… serficta… sophist… long fer me.

  8. Beachscriber
    Posted February 17, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    It’s a good thing its name wasn’t Will.

    • Diane G.
      Posted February 17, 2012 at 2:02 am | Permalink

      HA HA!


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