Monday, April 21, 2008


Last week, a few crotchety residents of North Arlington, New Jersey, became upset when their mayor, Peter Massa, used reverse 911 “robocalls” to put out the word that his cat Max was missing. As it turns out, Max had never left the Massa residence… he was hiding inside a wall that was being renovated and is totally okay. To set the record straight, the robocalls were paid for with private funds, not taxpayer dollars, and most of the North Arlington citizenry was supportive of the effort to find Max. But what I find most amazing about this whole episode (from a cat’s perspective, of course), is how a 20-pound Maine Coon managed to squeeze himself through a five-inch hole to get inside the wall. That’s some pretty serious kitty girth to cram through a very tiny hole! Max must have been Harry Houdini in a previous life.


Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

You know what? My beans would pay for that to happen without complaining cause they understand how awful it would be to lose a pet.
I'm no good at math or physics, but it does appear incredible that cat fit in that hole.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

maine coonz ...
hmmmm ... i had sum problumz wid maine coonz sum time ago ... but datz anudder story.
mi brudder mickey sez ... welcome to da PWKC!
luv--yer frend--jh

Junior said...

That is a lot of cat! I am glad he was found safe and sound!