Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Spider cat, spider cat, does whatever a spider cat can

By Sophie Borland

see Mail Online link for full story

Any old cat can shin up a tree. But this brave moggy regularly takes his nine lives in his paws and climbs 13ft up the wall of a block of flats to his owner's home on the first floor.

Seven-year-old Charlie hit on the idea after growing tired of having to wait outside the shared front door to the block for someone to let him back in after he has been allowed out for some air.

Instead, he heads for the rear of the building where only a roughcast wall stands between him and the balcony of his owner's flat.

Charlie the cat

Cat-like cunning: Charlie scales the high walls

Enlarge Sequence photos of Charlie the cat nicknamed Spidercat as he climbs a wall to gain entry to where he lives

Sequence photos of Charlie the cat nicknamed Spidercat as he climbs a wall to gain entry

Using his front claws to grip and his hind legs for leverage, Charlie climbs up to the balcony then walks to the door of the flat and miaows until it is opened.

The feat has earned him the nickname Spider-cat.


17 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Spider Cat is pawsome!

Daisy said...

Oh my gosh, the video was amazing. He really is a spider cat! Or maybe he has velcro paws.

Rufus Raves said...

wow! what a daredevil!!

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Wow! That is truely amazing and that cat looks just like my friend Russell from WMD's blog.

pughy said...

Good grief that is n amazing feat.. clever cat..
Thanks for sharing..

Hugs GJ x

Tink said...

just one word: WOW!

The Island Cats said...

That cat is amazing!!!

Shadow / Molly said...

Oh how scary! Dat is way far up. Gud dat Spider Cat has claws of steal!!!

William said...

Yep, Shilgiah told me about this. I just couldn't let Russell see, though--he'd be getting ideas!

Derby said...

Go Spidey Go.

Pablo said...

They arrested a guy (French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert( in Sydney for doing that yesterday. He was climbing a skyscraper. Look out Spider Cat, you might be next!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Now that's an intelligent cat. He can work things out for himself (and he also has magnetic paws...lol).

The Monkeys said...

Wow! Delilah is very impressed! She's been trying to learn the fine art of wall climbing forever!

The Crew said...

My, Spider cat is one smart guy!

Mary Timme said...

Good name for a cat that climbs. I once heard of a cat who jumped off the top of roofs on purpose. What's with that, FAZ?

The Lone Beader said...

Yikes!!!

Lady Banana said...

Wow, that's one super kitty!