The Cat Hero of the Month is Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, who, reported the BBC, swerved his car (an £80,000 Mercedes) while driving to avoid hitting a cat, flipping his own car (presumably damaging it heavily) and also hitting another car. The good news is that Grimshaw and the cat were fine:
“The car went upside down. I’m absolutely fine,” [Grimshaw] told colleagues on the station’s breakfast show.
“I turned out of my house, my car flipped over and went over on its side,” he explained.
“People were like, ‘You can’t have been doing 15 miles per hour.’ I was, that’s how embarrassing this was.
“I came out of my street, turned right, saw quite a large ginger cat. I was like, ‘Oh no, a cat.’ Rather than killing the cat, I drove into a car.
“The car that I hit made my car tip over. The woman’s car is absolutely fine… She needs a new wheel arch, which I guess I’m paying for.”
. . . “The cat’s fine. It sat there for the full two hours while I was out in the street,” he said.“The cat met the police, the cat met the fire brigade, the cat watched me make a call to insurance to organise someone to pick the car up.”
Nick Grimshaw was on his way to make a guest appearance on Annie Mac’s show to discuss the new Frank Ocean album, alongside MistaJam.
Instead he waited on the street, as his £80,000 G-Wagon was towed away.
A statement from his agent confirmed the news, saying: “”Nick is absolutely fine – he was driving at no more than 15mph and he swerved to avoid a cat.”
The cat, thought to be a local stray tabby, is said to be fine as well.
Cat massages. Here is one thing a cat can do that a dog can’t. Who says that cats are of no practical value?
Good for the lower back, too . . .
Finally, yet another adorable example of interspecific love. The YouTube notes say this:
A 16-year-old cat called Rosinka has adopted a baby monkey which was abandoned by its mother in a Russian zoo. (Aug. 23).
Somehow I don’t think this amity will continue when the squirrel monkey grows up!
h/t: Aaron F., Joyce K.