Synopsis: Newsreel footage shows the arrival of the raft L’Egare the Second (also known as the Atlantic ‘kon-Tiki’) and her tiny crew at Falmouth, Cornwall after an 88-day voyage from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Reality Cats: Among the crew were two cats. First seen in the newsreel is a black male cat named Puce.
The grey cat, Puce’s sister Guiton, was kept in a box when she was spooked by the large crowd that gathered around the raft. Someone apparently wanted to give her some food on a plate, since the crew had lived on meager rations throughout their journey, but Guiton seemed too nervous to eat.
Final Mewsings: After an 88 day trip a cat has every right to be finicky.