Miko is a 2-year-old long-haired cat from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who was recently found 240 miles away. To a fellow cat, gaping holes in the news reports indicate Miko might be an arsonist.
On December 28, 2007, Miko’s house ignited. The media gave no cause, but it’s common knowledge that Christmas decorations and candles can turn deadly in the paws of a pissed-off cat.
After the blaze, the faithful family dog was nearby, probably still grateful for toys and treats from Santa.
But Miko was missing.
Could an old can of Pounce® and a stale catnip mouse under the Christmas tree have sent this cat over the edge?
A month later, Miko turned up 240 miles north in Pueblo, Colorado. Humans assumed she’d been “trying to keep warm” and hopped a truck to make the trip.
Now why would a cat fleeing an inferno want to keep warm? I believe Miko was on the lam and needed to cross the state line ASAP.
Reporters didn’t mention how Miko ended up in a Pueblo animal shelter, but rest assured she didn’t turn herself in. On the Ratkins Diet and Mice-a-Roni, she could have survived indefinitely on her own.
Miko’s collar and identity were “lost” during her journey, but shelter workers found a microchip on her that gave them what they needed to extradite her to New Mexico.
Miko’s owner, Jade Schulte, was thrilled to get her cat back. Obviously, she hasn’t connected the dots between the fire and Miko’s suspicious behavior.
I hope Jade lavishes plenty of love and treats on Miko from now on because the cat may be a psycho. The consequences for favoring the dog could be even worse next time.
And Miko just may have pulled off the perfect crime.