Nick Coole and his wife were on their way to New York on Wednesday to celebrate his 40th birthday when they got unexpectedly held up by airport security.
They had been sure to pack light so there would be plenty of room in their suitcases to bring souvenirs back. What they didn’t realize was that one of their carry-ons was a bit heavier than they intended it to be.
“Airport security were all very puzzled and repeatedly asked if the bag was ours after it has been through the scanner,” Coole told The Dodo.
Security officials ushered the couple into a private room off to the side. Unsure what could be the matter and anxious to board their flight, Coole’s wife suddenly had an idea: “We were taken into a private room where my wife flagged, ‘I bet it’s a cat,’” Coole said. “‘It’s the only thing it can be.’”