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.

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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.

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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.

12 Comments

  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 Trailer.lol


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