Let us introduce one of the most badass Catster Heroes we’ve ever come across. His name is Pat Doody and he looks like your classic hirsute biker rebel dude. On a recent cross country trip from California to his home in New Jersey, he came across a tiny injured tabby kitten. At that point the story turns into something like an ’80s feel-good movie, as Pat scooped up the kitty and proceeded to cruise across the country with him tucked inside his vest.
Even better, he called his new pal Party Cat.
After posting the image below to his Instagram account around 10 weeks ago, the tale of Pat and Party Cat was picked up by the RevZilla site, which featured it under its fantastically named Stuff That Doesn’t Suck column.
As the writer put it, “The fellow flanking us was filthy, and upon his shoulder sat a small orange kitten, making the chopper pilot look like [the] world’s friendliest pirate.”
It turns out that our amiable pirate hero met Party Cat after attending the Born Free motorcycle show in California. As he stopped at a gas station in Nevada, he noticed the hurt kitty. “He was pretty badly burned, so I picked him up and tucked him inside my vest,” Pat explained.
What followed was an epic road trip to Party Cat’s new home in New Jersey. An oversized monkey also came along for the ride.
Party Cat left artsy evidence of his cross-country journey.
He also attempted to hit up the local bars along the route, although he was cruelly kept on water.
Just don’t mention the rainstorm in Ohio.
Once he arrived in his new forever home, Party Cat was taken to the vet. It was discovered that, as Pat puts it on his Instagram account, he was suffering from “typical stray kitten stuff; ear mites, a mild case of the worms, and his first shots.”
Party Cat has also put on weight in a healthy way, and now appears to be fully up to date with all of his shots. His initial burns also seem to have cleared up, thanks in part to the use of Neosporin.
While Pat and Party Cat’s story is beginning to spread across the Internet, it seems that everything is fine and relaxed at home — even when Party Cat realized that he’d traveled hundreds of miles to share his new abode with (oh, the horror!) a dog.
Visit Pat and Party Cat’s Instagram account to keep up to speed with their story.
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About Phillip Mlynar: The self-appointed world’s foremost expert on rappers’ cats. When not penning posts on rap music, he can be found building DIY cat towers for his adopted domestic shorthair, Mimosa, and collecting Le Creuset cookware (in red). He has also invented cat sushi, but it’s not quite what you think it is.