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Claim: Photograph shows a cat jumping out of a raft.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
Origins: We recently took our five cats to a local hotel with us for a few days while we had some work done on our house. They handled the temporary dislocation much better than we expected and even seemed to enjoy their short hotel stay as a form of vacation, engaging in forms of feline fun such as chasing each other in and out of the large whirlpool tub in the middle of the night. Still, we haven't been tempted to bring our cats along with us for any other recreational activities, and they'd probably respond to a rafting trip much like the cat in the photo displayed above.
Of course, the feline in this image wasn't actually on the raft. The picture is a humorous digital merging of a picture of three somewhat frightened-looking kids on a bouncing raft with another image taken from a collection of "
Last updated: 4 October 2006
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