Cat Travels to Texas - Without Owner Knowing

Here's a cat who crawled into her owners suitcase in Florida on Friday, got accidentally loaded onto a plane to Texas and ended up with a stranger who had mistakenly picked up the wrong bag and brought it home.


Gracie Mae made the return flight Sunday night and was reunited with her owner, Seth Levy, of Palm Beach Gardens (seen in the AP photo to the left.).

Levy's wife had taken him to the airport Friday and dropped him and the bag off, according to an Associated Press story about the incident.

When she got back home, she couldn't find Gracie Mae, who had been spayed just days before. She and her father took out bathroom tiles and part of a cabinet to check a crawl space and papered the neighborhood with "lost cat" signs.

Then, amid the searching, she got a phone call. "Hi, you're not going to believe this, but I am calling from Fort Worth, Texas, and I accidentally picked up your husband's luggage. And when I opened the luggage, a cat jumped out," Kelly Levy quoted the caller saying.

Rob Carter said he made it home with the suitcase before realizing it wasn't his -- and there was a big surprise inside. "I went to unpack and saw some of the clothes and saw it wasn't my suitcase," he said. "I was going to close it, and a kitten jumped out and ran under the bed. I screamed like a little girl." Carter said that he eventually was able to get the cat to come out from under the bed, called the owner and made arrangements for the cat's return.