Montreal bike trail cat needs home

If you know anyone in Montreal who needs a cat, I know where they can find a very nice one. She’s hanging out at the tiny park on the bike path between Saint Césaire and Saint Paul D’Abbotsford. Where 112 intersects with Rang de la Grande Barbue. I rode past a bunch of camping places and slept in a small smelly park with this friendly cat. She curled up on top of my sleeping bag and purred all night.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Raccoon early warning system

This morning she ate a can of anchovies and investigated the bike. Maybe she lives right around there and was just slumming it for the night. But she made the saddest meow when I left after breakfast. Broke my heart. She’s affectionate and obviously used to having some attention and cuddles.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
She’s on the yellow line, between Saint-Cesaire and Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
This stopped being fun when the bike moved.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
The bridge out of Montreal.

They take cycling rules quite seriously in Montreal! I found this out in a mere three days of riding around the city when I nearly got ticketed. Twice. Once when I started to roll through a stoplight. (I’d stopped. There was no one coming.) A police car directly behind me made some whoop noise and I backed up like I had just been joking. The next day a policeman waved me over and almost cited me for wearing earbuds. He was not swayed when I told him it was a podcast, not music. Actually, he didn’t really speak English that well. When I showed him my California ID, he let me go with a warning on account of my being an ignorant foreigner.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Selfie of me breaking the law. 
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
McGruff taking a bite out of cycling crime

One thought on “Montreal bike trail cat needs home

  1. love that kitty!! LOL! I read another blog about a cyclist who spent some time w/ a cute stray puppy and then had to ride away as fast as she could (while crying) because it was trying to keep up – that would break my heart!! I’d have to add baskets and trailers to my bike to keep all the strays – LOL! 🙂

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s