Some things in nature are consistent: Lions chase the wildebeest, dogs chase cats, and cats chase mice. It was Bob-bob, the 14-month old kitten from Circleville, Ohio, who sought the feline species most coveted rodent trophy - Mickey Mouse.
From his warm spot on the couch, Bob-bob watched the worlds foremost mouse television. Mickey paraded around his Clubhouse, having fun with his friends. Bob-bob, frankly, couldn’t take it anymore.
It was then he discovered Ethel Maze, his loving owner, was planning a trip to Mickey’s backyard, the Walt Disney World resort. Ethel is the owner of a care-home for disabled veterans, and intended on taking her family, and 15 of the Nations bravest for a week of magic in Orlando.
Bob-bob sprung into action.
Maze and an assistant were packing bags well into the night.
“We have a young man who helps out and gets our luggage ready and he said it looked like a suitcase was moving but he thought he was imagining things,” Maze, to ABC News
The voyage was not as relaxing as Bob-bob may have envisioned. Laying between folding clothes and sundries, the kitten began an hour-long drive to the Columbus airport, an x-ray screening, 2-and-a-half hour flight, and the trip to the Disney-area resort. It was only 10 a.m., too early to check in, so for hours he laid in wait. Finally, after 10 hours inside the case, Bob-bob saw the Florida sunshine.
“He was so frightened… He hid for about seven hours in our hotel room and only in the middle of the night came out and started licking us and purring.” – Ethel Maze to ABC News
It would seem Bob-bob has also uncovered another flaw in airport security. The highly sophisticated, and usually reliable technology used to screen for bombs, weapons, and other dangerous materials can not, for some reason, detect cats.
Bob-bob, Ethel, and company will be heading back to Ohio later today. No word yet on if he will be in the same suitcase for the journey home.