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News item: Cat delays flight

I heard on the radio this morning about a cat that escaped from its cage on an airplane – just before take off. It hid under the wiring under cockpit boards and the plane could not leave until the boards had been lifted, cat extricated, then all checked for possible damage before the boards were replaced.

I have to say, I sympathize with the owner of that cat. Talk about life’s embarrassing moments! It must have been stressful and so embarrassing, and frustrating when the animal would not come out. Also, think how it must have felt when dozens of people were delayed because of this situation. The airline ended up arranging new connections for inconvenienced passengers, some going on their vacations.

From the news clip I came up with this scenario and posted it as a poem (prose) in the Month Of Poetry challenge. And just an added note: I do not hate cats.

Here kitty, kitty
come back to your cage!
plane has to lift off now
everyone is waiting …
here kitty, kitty!

where did she go?
I’m so sorry, she’s afraid ..
here kitty, come back to me
(how embarrassing)
Time for take-off, Ma’am.

Under the cockpit boards?
oh dear, here kitty, come out!
please …. come out?
Get a maintenance crew in here!
departure now on delay

Up — the floor boards
Out — the terrified cat
Unhappy — full load of passengers
Missed — important connections
Take off — four hours late

Cat ..
– now travelling in baggage area
overheard passenger ..
– I hate cats!

Have you had an embarrassing moment anything like this?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂