Most humans are blaming the cat who ran across Wrigley Field on April 21 for interrupting the 4th inning of a Chicago Cubs/Cincinnati Reds game, and they say she got what she deserved when she was tossed into the stands by her TAIL.
The Chicago Tribune claimed felines aren’t weighing in on the controversy because “repeated attempts to seek comments from cats were unsuccessful.”
Well, let’s set the record straight on that. Cats are not happy about it. Not one bit.
Our tail is an extension of our spine, so a tail is never, under any circumstances, to be used as a handle to lift us.
But the tail is exactly what the security guard grabbed when he finally nabbed this calico cat, tossing her to someone else waiting in the stands with a towel.
I’m assuming the cat’s female because most calicos are. To her credit, she put up a good fight, clawing and biting several humans who tried to catch her as she streaked to her 15 minutes of fame.
A bunch of strays live nearby, and some people think they recognize this cat as one of those. No one knows what possessed her to join the game, unless she was interrupted in hunting rats reputed to live at Wrigley, or some fan smuggled her in as a joke.
Fortunately, a vet said she appears to have suffered no lasting damage from the rough handling and waits in a local animal shelter for someone to claim her or give her a good home.
I hope this story has a happy ending.