Long, strange trip for curious cat en...

Long, strange trip for curious cat ends in Brookfield

There are 29 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Aug 20, 2008, titled Long, strange trip for curious cat ends in Brookfield. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Sukie the cat is back home in North Carolina after disappearing in 2007 and turning up a couple of weeks ago in Brookfield, Ill.

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Clifton Clowers

Rockford, IL

#24 Aug 21, 2008
Dude wrote:
Why couldn't the cat simply got on the back of an open-bed truck heading north and gotten off at a neighborhood stop. Would a person really steal a cat in North Carolina and drive with it for 622 miles? Sounds unlikely. But love the cat's name: Here Sukie Sukie Sukie. Here Sukie Sukie Sukie. Sounds like something from an old Luther Campbell song.
Are there any Luther Campbell songs that are not old?

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#25 Aug 21, 2008
Named after the old Steppenwolf song "Sookie Sookie"..now that's a jam.
Animals

Chicago, IL

#26 Aug 21, 2008
are amazing. The vote is silly.
Carol

AOL

#27 Aug 21, 2008
A beautiful story, I love cats but think they should be kept indoors --- please do that........
Den C

Edwardsburg, MI

#29 Aug 21, 2008
As a dedicated cat lover, I'm thrilled by this story.
Rochelle

Hazelwood, MO

#30 Aug 21, 2008
Cats are elitest!

Since: Jan 08

United States

#32 Aug 21, 2008
This is such a nice story! I can't imagine losing one of my two girls. They're the best animals and I would be devastated in they were stolen or lost.

Hurray for Sukie!
Cat lover

Chicago, IL

#33 Aug 21, 2008
I agree that cats should be kept indoors. But growing up, we had a cat who clearly had wanderlust. We'd open our front or back door and our cat, against our wishes, would zip through our legs and leap outside. I like to think she had taste for adventure. We didn't like it, but it was hard to stop. Sadly, she got hit by a car. But at least she died pursuing what she loved: exploring and satisfying that cat curiosity.
GreatWhiteNorth

Toronto, Canada

#35 Aug 22, 2008
Pat wrote:
Why do people allow their cats to roam outdoors? I love my pet far too much to endanger his life by allowing him to creep outdoors. Those who want to give their cats time outside need to by a cat tunnel cage protector and then allow the animal to sit out in the sun/air protected. These people in NC don't deserve to have that cat returned if they were in the habit of allowing the cat to roam.
I once overheard a "guy" who works as a maintenance worker at a hotel share about how his employer would put poison in the trash to kill the cats from the nearby farms/homes who were let out at night to roam and use the hotel's trash as open all night diners; even sharing what I heard here this still disturbs my spirit.
People keep your precious fur babies in the house.
There was a time when many cats went outdoors. Ours did. It was normal. Back then, we thought it odd to keep a cat indoors. I mean, they like to hunt, fight, "socialize", etc.

And it was certainly cheaper that way!

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