Monday, November 27, 2006

Ziggy the Cat's 17-Day Journey

From Reuters -- "Ziggy the cat used up at least one of his nine lives after surviving for 17 days without food on a 2,300 mile voyage from Israel to England.

The skinny white cat named after Ziggy Stardust -- the character created by David Bowie in the 1970s, because like the British rock star he has one green eye and one blue -- made his epic trip as a stowaway in a 40-foot container.

His journey began when he wandered into a consignment of nothing but plastic goods which were then sealed in Afula in Israel and shipped from Haifa on October 31.

It ended when he emerged, exhausted, starving and dehydrated, at a warehouse in Whitworth in Lancashire, northern England, Friday.

"When the container was finally opened, staff unloading it got a real surprise when this fluffy white cat shot out," said Colin Barton, the local authority's animal health officer who helped capture the cat who was then nicknamed Ziggy.

"He had probably used up some of his nine lives."

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