I reported the other day on Achilles, the cat trapped in the ceiling of a Colorado airport. I’m pleased to add that he’s finally been freed. According to The Broomfield Enterprise:
Employees at the Denver Air Center, a ground services provider for private pilots at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, are reporting today that Achilles, the young Bengal cat that this week spent more than a day and half stuck in the business’s ceiling, has been safely coaxed out of hiding.
The feline, who according to his owner spent his third birthday Tuesday trapped in a suspended ceiling between the building’s first and second floors, was lured down from the space by Denver Air Center staff around 6:15 a.m.
Denver Air Customer Service Representative Luann Ezeonu, who did not work on Tuesday, said she came to work at about 5:30 a.m. today and immediately asked what was making the strange noises emanating from the ceiling. Forty-five minutes later Achilles was being herded into a cat carrier, safe and sound and ready to be returned to his owner.”
He’s a lovely Bengal; here’s his photo:
Of course this means that he wasn’t really Ceiling Cat after all, but Happy Cat, an incarnation of Ceiling Cat who took feline form and returned to Urf.
16 thoughts on “Ceiling Cat is free!”
Took human form?
Or, like all the alien races in James White’s “Sector General” stories, do kittehs call themselves “human”?
Good News, nonetheless.
You have to forgive him. It’s so easy to confuse all that mythology.
Good news, indeed. And, my, what a nice looking airport…
“James White’s “Sector General” ” That’s the series set … well sort of like “ER” or “Casualty”, but in space, with aliens? Heve to hunt the bookshelves – I think I’ve only seen little bits in anthologies.
I guess he meant something more generic: “mortal” form.
Is he open for adoption? – if so, I’ll take him (and even fly him to the Bay Area, though I may get in trouble for that from my wife).
I’m skeptical of the “trapped” or “stuck” aspect of it. My guess is that Achilles knew full well where the exit was, but excessive human commotion down below made it unwise to venture out. That’s not “trapped”; that’s “hiding”.
I believe the Boulder Daily Camera report called it “an adventure” which I do believe it was!
Gorgeous cat. Glad he’s on his way home.
Hae, wates, ef Ceiling Cat iz reul, how amz I gonna havz fathe?
Overheard in an airport bathroom:
Ur theology iz too sophisticated fur me.
Ur wurdz iz too sofitic… serficta… sophist… long fer me.
It’s a good thing its name wasn’t Will.