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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:27 AM

'Meow' the 37-pound cat gets TSA patdown

by Susan Wyatt
Posted on April 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM
Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 10:22 AM
http://media.kgw.com/images/470*264/0425meow_1.jpg

Meow the now 37-pound cat has become quite a traveler. The white and orange shorthair gained national attention when he was taken in by the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society.

The elderly owner could no longer care for him. He had ballooned to 39 pounds.

He and his caretaker flew to New York to appear on "Today" and "Anderson Cooper." He even met actor Hugh Grant while at the Today show.

On the way home, the portly feline - who has already dropped two pounds since being in the care of the shelter - got a patdown by a TSA agent at the airport!

Perhaps they thought a kitty this big has to be carrying some contraband.
http://www.kgw.com/home/Meow-the-37-pound-cat-gets-TSA-patdown-149253925.html

Al Quida's most diabolical weapon yet!

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Reply 'Meow' the 37-pound cat gets TSA patdown (Original post)
n2doc Apr 2012 OP
BlueIris Apr 2012 #1
obxhead Apr 2012 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #3
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #5
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2012 #10
Phentex Apr 2012 #4
Diclotican Apr 2012 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #8
Diclotican Apr 2012 #11
snooper2 Apr 2012 #13
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #17
Diclotican Apr 2012 #19
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #20
Diclotican Apr 2012 #21
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #14
pinboy3niner Apr 2012 #15
siligut Apr 2012 #12
Arkansas Granny Apr 2012 #16
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2012 #22
flamingdem Apr 2012 #18

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:17 AM

1. Yes, because it's not a famous overweight cat, it's a TERRORIST!!!

I hate TSA.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 06:51 AM

3. It was probably just an excuse to look at him and pet him.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:12 AM

5. that's where I'm putting my vote!

I would do the same


Oooooooooooo!!!! Better check that kittoon. Scritchy Scritchy Scritchy! Awwwwww, so flubby! *cough* I mean, Thank you ma'am, you're all clear.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:50 AM

9. Me, too.

The cat on my lap is going to get a pat down as soon as I'm done typing this. And, she'll love every second of it. Just like she always does--multiple times every day.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:25 AM

10. :)

Awwwww! Make sure she hasn't got any contraband catnip!

I gotta get to work....shucks! Shrimpy will have to wait for the rest of her Security Checks. (hate that I have to leave her!!)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:10 AM

4. Whiskers of mass destruction!...

We all know what cats are capable of.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:23 AM

6. n2doc

n2doc

I hope the cat, showed how he/she disliked beeing pat-downed by the TSA.. They have a nasty bit, and some nastier claws that can, at least tell the humans who treated him what to expect... This is so stupid, that even a TSA agent should know better...

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:47 AM

8. Cats love being "patted down."

He probably enjoyed the attention. If he's anything like my cats he doesn't care who pets him as long as somebody does.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:32 AM

11. The Velveteen Ocelot

The Velveteen Ocelot

I know - have had a few ones over the years - and most of them like been "patted down"... Even one of them,who was a old, cranky male cat, who have a great distrust for everything human, sometimes liked to be patted, if I just did it gentely... One of the few times, he even let me gentle give him a stomage rub.. And he liked it

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:34 AM

13. What bit is nasty on cats?

My cat and my wife's cat don't have nasty bits, except just the one. They tend to clean it 30-40 times a day though

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:10 PM

17. I think they meant to say "bite"

but I get to see the nasty bit when any of my cats gets on my chest in the morning and presents his/her backside to me for my approval.

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:02 PM

19. snooper2

snooper2

I meant bites - that if the cat bite you in a finger, or a hand, or whatever part of the human body a cat is able to get "their hands on" when they want to make a statement of sorts....

But for the most part, if cats is socialized, is to be nice and rather comfortable being cuddled with... I miss my cat, had to give here away because of a nasty allergy.. The climate is better - but I do miss having a animal inside the house....

Diclotican

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Response to Diclotican (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:16 PM

20. That wasn't the answer I expected to 'What bit is nasty on cats?'

'snooper2' is one I never would have guessed.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 01:23 PM

21. pinboy3niner

pinboy3niner

Ok.... (something got lost in translation here I guess)

Diclotican

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 07:27 AM

7. Did Meow have an 'anomaly in the crotch area'?

DC journo: TSA told his mother-in-law she had 'anomaly' 'in the crotch area'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002620752

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:42 AM

14. I suspect he doesn't have anything in the crotch area,

anomalous or otherwise, since he's probably neutered.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:58 AM

15. I suspect that's probably a pretty significant anomaly...

...to Meow.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:33 AM

12. This is just a "feel-good" story

Trying to make the TSA look likable.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:59 AM

16. Can the poor thing even walk? Every picture showed him either lying down or being held.

That is one enormous kitty.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 05:35 PM

22. One article about him said he can walk,

but he gets winded very quickly and has to rest.

Poor kitty. Hope they can get some of that lard off him.

If a cat loses a lot of weight, what happens to the fur? Do the hairs get closer together?

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 12:11 PM

18. TSA is lame

They think the kittoon has a bomb in it's belly, riiiight.

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