A recurring type of news story concerns a cat or other animal who stows away somewhere and makes an unexpectedly long journey. The latest concerns the cat Bisou. Her owner, Ms Mervat Ciuiti, was travelling from Egypt to visit her sister in Nottinghamshire. When she was in a taxi to Radcliffe-on-Trent she discovered that her cat had come to England with her. Bisou, a Persian, had climbed into Ms Cuiti's bag in Cairo and then travelled 2,200 miles from Egypt in the airplane's freezing hold.
Bisou is now going through quarantine in Chesterfield and apparently does not understand what all the fuss is about.