We cats have a reputation for being aloof and finicky, but here’s a heartbreaking example of the lengths some cats will go to just to have a home and please their owner. It won’t surprise me if this cat eventually decides to split and take her chances as a stray. It would sure beat drowning.
Nicolasa is a 4-month-old tortoiseshell kitten in Lima, Peru. Her owner is a surfer dude named Domingo Pianezzi who got the bright idea one day to take Nicolasa to San Bartolo beach. He claims she jumped onto his surf board like she was raring to hang ten – and he was only obliging her.
I’m not buying it.
Anyway, it was no time before Nicolasa found herself riding a wave back into shore. Pianezzi swears she loved it, but it looks to me like that cat was hanging on for dear life while she watched one of her nine lives wash out with the tide.
Pianezzi also had Nicolasa swimming in surf well over her head, something no cat should ever be forced to do, even in smooth water.
Next he’ll probably be throwing sticks into the water for her to fetch so she can end up as shark chow, like that black Lab in Jaws.
Instead of a cat, this guy should have gotten himself a catfish.