Saturday, May 12, 2007


It's the "Hey, Martha" story of the day, from Hendersonville, N.C.

Eric Congdon, owner of a motor-sports business, recently cracked open a crate from China and saw something move in the corner. A closer look revealed a cat -- in sorry shape, but alive.

The Associated Press asks:
How could China survive for so long on no food and water?

"Usually we say that animals can only survive a few weeks without food and only a few days without water," said Raleigh veterinarian Michelle Misavage. "The theory is that cats have such good kidneys their bodies adjust to the lack of water and somehow they received small amounts of moisture from condensation."
One of Congdon's employees plans to adopt the cat, now named China. We are reminded of the late, great Cashew, named in honor of the local delicacy. Such a good cat he was.


Anonymous said...

35 days without water?? I smell something fishy...

Anonymous said...

I once had a cat named China. She was my bestest friend as a kid. Good cat.

I've heard cats are desert animals and that's why they can survive long periods of time without water. No explanation for their preference for toilet bowl water.

Anonymous said...

RIP, Cashew Kitty.
I'm not sure I'd patronize a doc named Misavage.

Anonymous said...

Lord knows a dried-out pussy is no fun to play with.