Stowaway cat back in Ohio after trip to Orlando

Bob-bob the cat returns home after accidental flight to Florida

Published On: Sep 18 2012 12:53:36 PM EDT

An Ohio woman says the cat that hid in her luggage for a flight to Orlando has returned home safely and seems relatively unaffected by his surprise vacation.

Ethel Maze tells The Circleville Herald that Bob-Bob the stowaway spent 10 hours in a suitcase before she opened it last week. She says he was lethargic and wet from perspiration, and she initially thought he'd died.

Eventually he perked up, and he spent the week in a crate at Maze's hotel. He rode in a carrier near Maze's seat for the return flight.

Somehow the cat had made it through screening at Port Columbus International Airport. The man who handled the bags for Maze's group told reporters he thought he saw the bag move but loaded it anyway.