A Wandering Whisker’s Tale: Herne Bay Tabby Embarks on a 140-Mile Adventure

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Herne Bay Tabby Embarks on a 140-Mile Adventure

Last Updated on June 15, 2023 by Fumipets

A Wandering Whisker’s Tale: Herne Bay Tabby Embarks on a 140-Mile Adventure

 

The Adventure-Prone Tabby: How One Cat’s Curiosity Turned Into a Cross-Country Journey

Sox, a spirited ginger tabby from Herne Bay, Kent, has a well-earned reputation for breaking boundaries – quite literally. Known for his wanderlust, the feline adventurer recently embarked on a journey spanning 140 miles, hitching rides in the cars of unsuspecting strangers.

Meet Sox: The Adventurous Cat with Nine Lives and Counting

From schools and offices to a swimming pool, and even an Amazon delivery truck, this audacious feline is known for turning up in the most unexpected of places. In his latest escapade, Sox added two more locations to his growing list of visited places: Whitstable and Wallington, South London.

Herne Bay Tabby Embarks on a 140-Mile Adventure

“Sox is a cat with no boundaries,” says his bemused owner, Jessica Roe, who often finds herself collecting Sox from far-flung locations. “And he’s already on his fourth collar, as he doesn’t like wearing them,” she adds with a laugh.

From Herne Bay to London: The Tale of Sox’s 140-Mile Journey

Sox’s journey began on a sunny Sunday afternoon when he hopped into a stranger’s car. The woman, unaware of her feline passenger, drove him to Whitstable where she took him to a vet. Sox, not one to be contained, made a quick exit before his owner could be contacted.

Undeterred, Sox found his way into another car, this time bound for Wallington, South London. This came as a surprise to Jacqui O’Connor, the car owner, who discovered her new companion during her drive home from Whitstable Beach.

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Sox’s Escapades Garner Online Fame

Sox’s adventures haven’t just caught the attention of his owner and strangers-turned-temporary-cat-sitters. They’ve also generated quite a buzz on Facebook. A page dedicated to tracking Sox’s adventures was set up by Ms. Roe and has since become a hub for fans and followers to keep up with the adventurous tabby’s escapades.

In one incident, a follower of the page driving back from Stonehenge offered to collect Sox, reuniting him with his family on a Tuesday night.

Grounded but Not Out

Despite the considerable mileage and new experiences, Sox has now been “grounded” by Ms. Roe. But if Sox’s previous antics are anything to go by, it seems only a matter of time before he embarks on another adventure.

What’s the moral of this tale, you ask? It’s simple: If you’re ever in Herne Bay, Kent, keep an eye out for Sox, the wandering ginger tabby. You never know – he just might pop up in the passenger seat next to you!


Original story source: BBC News

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