Caturday felid trifecta: Simon’s cat on cats and water, Percy the Cat survives 400-mile journey in undercarriage of his owner’s truck, and the “ultimate cat lady”

Here’s a new “Simon’s Cat Logic,” featuring information about cats and water, all imparted by the incomparable Nicky Trevarrow of Cats Protection. The information, illustrated with Simon’s animation, is followed (at 3:37) by two water-related episodes of Simon’s Cat. Note Trevarrow’s advice about what kind of water bowl to give your cat, and how far apart to put the food and water bowls.


From the Minneapolis Star Tribune we have the story of Percy, the beloved companion of trucker Paul Robertson of St. Paul. When Robertson was recovering from food poisoning at a rest stop, Percy stepped on the window’s power switch and escaped. Devastated at the lost of his companion, and after a long search, Robertson drove on, but put a notice about Percy’s loss on his Facebook page:

But then—mirabile dictu—the paper reports:

But then, the unthinkable happened. Shortly after arriving to his destination, Robertson saw a cat emerge from beneath his semi-truck. It was Percy. Robertson detailed the reunion through what else a Facebook update.


Finally, a 13-minute Buzfeed video about the Cat House on the Kings (and its staff), described as “California’s largest no-cage, no-kill, lifetime cat sanctuary and adoption center.” It harbors a thousand cats, many of which run free in the staff’s former house (which she gave up to the cats).

h/t: Emma, Richard M.


  1. Michael Waterhouse
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Great story.
    I had a cat named Percy. I would never have thought that name would ever pop up as a cats name again.

    My Percy was a cool calm laid back cat too.

  2. Randy schenck
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Yes, and I thought my wife was obsessed with cats.

  3. rickflick
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Percy on the dashboard is the shot of the day!

  4. BJ
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    As I read those Facebook messages, I was right alongside that truck driver. Oh man, what a story. I’m so glad Percy is OK. He looks so happy!

  5. Heather Hastie
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    What a great story with Percy!

    You posted about the cat lady last year too, although the video that time was only about 3-4 minutes. The cats all look happy and healthy, so that to me is the main thing.

  6. Kevin
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    The most instructive Simon’s Cat so far.

  7. Paul S
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Our two cats will not drink from a bowl. They will only drink from a Chicago Bulls plastic mug on our coffee table.

  8. Hempenstein
    Posted March 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Pity the man in the Cat Detection Van wasn’t there. He can detect a purr at 400ft. And Percy being such a happy cat…

  9. Posted March 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    What the heck is under a truck that a cat could hang onto for that long? Is there as shelf or compartment?

    • Derek Freyberg
      Posted March 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

      Spare tires are usually stored horizontally under the truck on some sort of shelving/rack. Perhaps there?

      • Posted March 11, 2017 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

        Hope so. Can’t imaging cat hanging on to anything for that long. Trucker could have been a bit clearer for us non-truckers.

  10. Mike
    Posted March 12, 2017 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    I like Cats but if the choice of Trailer or House is between me and the Cat , the Cat gets the

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