Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Was It The Cat In The Hat?

Where's Dr Seuss When You Really Need Him?

A US driver was stopped on suspicion of being a terrorist after his radioactive cat was mistaken for a bomb. Anti-terror cops using specialist radiation detectors on motorway traffic flagged down the man. But a search of his car revealed only a cat that had undergone radiotherapy for cancer three days earlier.

FOOTNOTE: Felines, nothing more than felines.

22 comments:

Hilary said...

Very amewsing ;)

Lin said...

Do you suppose they expected a 'blow up' of the cat's x-ray as well?

Vienna for Beginners said...

Goodie, such sophisticated spy-ware!
I can see the day when the pull me over for not having brushed my teeth. ;-)

Vienna for Beginners said...

"when they pull me over" ... Sorry.

Mima said...

That really is big brother going overboard!

quilly said...

Your musical footnote needs a melody. OC and I read your blog together and groaned in unison.

Bart said...

I can't even describe how hilarious I find stories like that. Is it because of the fact that we radiate ourselves (and apparently) our pets to kill cancer, basically fighting fire with poison? Or because "the man" got caught with his britches down? Or is it the combination of both?

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

The things they can do with technology nowadays....

Lee said...

Well, as funny as it is to find him getting stopped for radiation detection, I'm delighted the man cared enough to treat his cat's cancer instead of just putting his pet down. That has got to be really expensive treatment for the poor kitty.

Peace!

Shrinky said...

Yikes - poor moggy!

CrazyCath said...

Awww! Poor puddy tat!
Very funny.

imac said...

Well at least im first to say --
-- What a Purrrr-fect Post David.haha.

Maggie May said...

Glad to hear they didn't blow up the poor cat! They might have done, over here!

i beati said...

I am that cat

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Idiots abound in America. They just do. I think it's in the water. Bwahahahahahaha. Have a great day. :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Crazy! I wonder if some zealous Homeland Security dude might want to confiscate Alex because he has a microchip implanted under his skin for identification purposes.

Moosekahl said...

nice to know we are all being monitored for radioactivity! When do we start to glow?

San said...

This was one time I had to ponder your parting pun. And that made it so much the better. Complicated felines indeed.

Mary said...

If that happens with a cat, I can only imagine how a human would feel when being pulled over...and having to explain about radiation treatment. No fun!

D... said...

Oh man! That's going a over board. Glad they checked first before taking action. :(

I did love your footnote tho!

Momma said...

Oh, that's too funny! My son wanted to give me one of those countertop gardens, with the growing lamp and all. I could just see the ATF raiding our house, looking for weed.

Shoot first, ask questions later, right?

Peace - D

Sandi McBride said...

Oh good grief, cats are just not allowed to be cats anymore...now they have to play the part of bomb? "Playing the part of the bomb was Itchywhiskers"
And Hilary...too funny!
Sandi