CORNWALL, England — An adventurous tiger-striped kitten has survived a 300-mile journey inside the bumper of a Navy pilots car. Lieutenant Nick Grimmer was driving from the Birmingham Airport to the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose in Cornwall, when the little kitten hitched a ride, unbeknownst to him. When the man arrived in Cornwall he could hear a faint meowing, which alerted him to the kittens presence.
After searching the car top to bottom and being unable to locate the feline, Lieutenant Grimmer recalls, “I called up some of our air engineers who came and helped me to start dismantling my pride and joy. On taking off the rear bumper we were greeted by a tiny tiger-striped kitten.” Not wanting to be late to work, the man had no choice but to bring the kitten with him, who became an instant hit among the squadron.
Now Lieutenant Grimmer reveals that they are trying to locate the kittens owner before they have to sail off to the Mediterranean. The squadron named the kitten Tigger and have launched a social media campaign in hopes of finding his owner. The Facebook campaign is called #OperationTigerKitten but Commander Brendan Spoors, Commanding Officer of the Flying Tigers acknowledges, “We are more than happy to adopt ‘Tigger’ as a mascot; after all it’s a tradition for Royal Naval units to have a ships cat!” On the bright side if the kittens owner is not located, at least he will be in great hands!