For those of you who hate it when we post things that have nothing to do with hockey, whelp, sorry not sorry.
On Friday afternoon, my brother and I spoke on Facebook chat and he told me about a peculiar thing that happened in Anne Arundel County earlier today.
Richard Henry Lee Elementary, a school in Glen Burnie, had to close its doors early this morning because a feral cat snuck inside the building.
Kelcie Pegher of The Capital Gazette first broke the story:
The feline – whose size and breed have yet to be disclosed – was detected this morning before students got into the building. School officials kept students outside of the building, which typically starts at 8:45 a.m.
Animal Control will be setting up traps for the cat over the long holiday weekend. Robin Catlett, with the Anne Arundel County Animal Control, said the situation is still up in the air. The cat has not been identified by Animal Control yet, so they’re unsure of how they will proceed if they find the cat, Catlett said.
“It would really depend on all the facts,” she said.
That poor, poor cat, but what an awesome way for those kids to get a four-day weekend! I wonder if this would work at my job?
Now while hearing that news made me chuckle (and also thankful no one got hurt), it’s what happened later that day that has me so proud of my home state again.
In the afternoon, the school sent out this tweet.
We had a purrr-fectly good week, too! Well, except for..you know… #feralcat
— RHLeeESAACPS (@RHLeeESAACPS) August 29, 2014
That’s literally purffect.
This incident comes in the same calendar year as another strange animal-related school closing in Anne Arundel County. In March, two dogs chased three deer through a glass door of Southern Middle school.