Friday, October 14, 2011

Here, Kitty, Kitty

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

A few weeks ago I made a quick trip to the Chicago area, and had just enough time to visit one of the beautiful beaches on the North Shore.

Where, I happened across these signs, warning me of the impending doom should I attempt to go swimming. Luckily, I had no intention of swimming (it was freezing!), but one of the signs caught my full attention. Do you see it?


It's the one on the bottom in the middle. The one that forbids dogs and cats on the beach.

I can understand why there's a rule about dogs...but cats??? Who brings their cat to the beach? I looked at Mr. W and made a snarky comment about cats and water, and then said something along the lines of, "Does anyone even take their cats on field trips?"

Well, fast forward to our ride home from Chicago. We were stuck in traffic on Lakeshore Drive when I glanced at the car to my left. At first look, I thought it as a dog staring back from the passenger's window, but nope. It was a big orange cat. Sitting on an old man's lap, giving me "Help meeeeeeee" eyes.

I guess my question was answered--people do in fact bring their cats out of the house--and drive them around town. But I still want to know if you've ever known someone who took a cat to a beach...