Freddie Freeman

Braves player Freddie Freeman and his wife Chelsea drove to Spring training camp in Florida. Like her owners, Nala the cat relaxed and settled in for the long drive.

The only problem is cats don't relax and settle in for long drives in cars. Not normal cats anyway.

True story: a friend and I took my pet cat on a road trip to Key West in the 1980s.

I thought it would be a good idea to let my cat out of the crate so she could stretch out and enjoy the ride. My friend thought it would be a bad idea.

It's my cat, I thought. What could go wrong?

Everything went fine until we got on the Interstate and picked up speed.

That's when my tame feline turned into a devil cat.

She bounced off the dashboard, to the back seat, to the back window, back to the dashboard, before landing with her claws fully extended into my right shoulder.

I had to pull over before I lost control and flipped my car on the Interstate.

After observing my cat freaking out and me screaming in pain, my friend said, "Now you see why I told you to leave the cat in the crate."

Other cat owners on Deadspin.com, who observed similar behavior out of their cats in cars are suspicious. They theorize that the Freeman's cat is drugged.

What do you think? Does Nala look sleepy to you?

  • Just Keya

    The cat just might be used to traveling all the time.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She bounced off the dashboard, to the back seat, to the back window,
    back to the dashboard, before landing with her claws fully extended into
    my right shoulder.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    :hahaha: the visual!

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    uh ....yeah :kona:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    That’s when my tame feline turned into a devil cat.

    She bounced off the dashboard, to the back seat, to the back window, back to the dashboard, before landing with her claws fully extended into my right shoulder.

    I had to pull over before I lost control and flipped my car on the Interstate.

    After observing my cat freaking out and me screaming in pain, my friend said, “Now you see why I told you to leave the cat in the crate.”
    _____________________

    You should've never shared this with my ignant, foolish, goofy ass. *fawkin dead*

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Every animal is different. I had a cat that would walk with me to the corner store. Not on a leash, but would walk me there, wait outside, then walk me home. I miss him? My baby. Animals don't live forever? Anyway, I always invisioned you as a 'cat lady' type of person Sandra. Thanks for sharing? Road trips in the 80s huh? I love my fellow oldsters?? I bet you carry anacin and hard candy in your pocket? I would say purse, but I don't picture you as a purse chick? Too many pockets in them cargo shorts to need a purse??

  • Str8tUpMenace

    There was a stray cat that I used to feed around the way. That damn cat knew my car and my damn schedule, would follow me to the store, wait outside, and walk back to the house with me. LMAO!!!!!!!!!

    Damn cat would be meeting me at my car in the morning when I was leaving for work, and be waiting on the damn porch when I got back to the house. That cat used to piss the dogs off. Lawd.

  • TheRider

    My cat (RIP Diamond) hated the car rides. Before taking her to the vet, I had to hide her crate and carry her to the car. Her ass got wise and as soon as she saw my car, she got antsy! I moved to LA and had to drive with her. She was cool until I sped up and she meowed, very loudly, damn near the entire trip. I couldn't wait to get her ass out of the car.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    You feed a cat-and they're yours, forevaaaa (Cardi voice). Sounds about right. My kitty started off as a stray that I fed as well. Wouldn't let me go anywhere that didn't involve a car without him. He had to protect his food source??

  • Milani

    oohhhhh kaayyyyy......

  • Blaque Mahogany

    He reminds me of Blake Griffin. That's really all that I have for these people...

  • mela.reign77

    KMSL!!! Right...

  • iWasteTime

    Have y'all seen if Simba and Nala were from the Hood?
    I cannot with the interwebs!!

  • Auditor

    Never had a cat and never will. Only person that sh*ts in my house is ME.

  • Canary Red™

    Yea drugged - they called their vet - who they have a great relationship with - told the vet we are traveling 'two days' to Florida can you give my cat something for blah blah blah...
    Either way, I think he is the cutest cat I have ever seen - chilling on that console like that...too cute!

  • iWasteTime

    ...

  • Monday

    Reminds me of Garfield the cartoon

  • Auditor

    It barely works anyway. I flew with my dog and his ass damn near cried the whole way. I had to sit him on my lap and pet him in the bag the whole way. Luckily I had two short flights back home.

  • mela.reign77

    You all got me over here dying laughing with these GIFs. KMSL!!!!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    We had a whole colony of feral cats outside of my years long pt job at the YWCA. Only thing is, it had a women's residence so not just one woman feeding them. 35 women feeding them. The facilities manager was a cool ass island dude. Him and his staff used to take care of that whole complex. He told the Director if he caught anybody else feeding those cats and all they did was sit around and fukk and multiply and shyt all over the place, he was going to arrange to have them poisoned. They stopped feeding them and wouldn't you know it, they relocated across the street.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    .........

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    LMAO. Never was a damn cat person, til I fed a stray. MY ass ended up with 4 stray cats and my 2 damn dogs waiting for breakfast and damn dinner. SMH

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    My friend's dog gets really bad car sickness so she gives him the same human Dramamine that she takes to travel. Knocks him out for the whole car ride.

  • mela.reign77

    That's it everybody with these funny little faces owes me green tea! Lmbo...

  • Auditor

    They gave him some anxiety meds which had him acting out after coming off them. I'll look into the car sickness meds.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    They smart! They know who feeds em!!! He had one of his guys make a sign: if you feed these cats they will DIE. I was like? well that's mean. He took me to that back patio by the pool and I saw all that CRAP? He was like NO. This is damn mean. ?Somebody gotta clean this. He also threatened to call the health department. He was not playing.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I am not fond of animals in general. Cats make me uncomfortable.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Sorry lol

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don't blame him. Have you ever heard feral cats fighting?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I really don't give a fugg about Nala the cat. *shrug* maybe they gave her a cat valium. :yawn: why is this even a story?

  • NaeNae2015

    I'm DEAD....this is the funniest story I have ever read on this blog.....LOL

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    natural born predators... I don't trust 'em.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE EYE GUESS it brought byke memories for SR :shrug:
    You think they still frens? :thinking:

  • Auditor

    Me too...especially after that cat clawed that lady's face and she's gonna die from a bacterial infection from the cat. Cats are nasty...

    I got a ringworm from one as a kid cause I had to volunteer somewhere. I don't mess with nobody's cat.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Saddle Down!
    Sheesh!

    #manufacturedcrisis :P

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Exactly!

  • Milani

    NEW POST - Pics of T.I.'s popup concert.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    anacin.... real. tears.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE I'm about to fugg a big oversized cat UP any day now!!!
    Mofo neighbors been feeding this fat bastard AND he keeps coming into MY yard :nino: SO NOW I gotta go outside when the dog goes outside JUST SO there's no fight in my backyard :facepalm:

    I chased after the fat mofo with a club and the bish was too fat to jump over the fence :facepalm: AND I really didn't want to hurt it so I backed away that day and took the dog inside. ALL I could do was talk about fuggers feeding strays and how it's some bullshattt :kona:

    IONO what to do now LMAO!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :ghost:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Cat pROBABLY even got ah Passsupport :D

    :rofl: :lol:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *shudders and cries in the corner*
    I remember Sandra did a post on that feral cat where the lady kicked the cat tryna make it leave (after she'd already been feeding it :rolleyes:) ...if that cat didn't peel back her muffin cap!!!!!!!!! *faints*

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    I don't see why not. my fren wouldn't even THINK about asking me if a cat can ride in my car :no:
    she a good fren.... :crying1:

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Cayenne Pepper..... Put it on errrrything you can and that fat cat will stop coming over . Only 3 dollars at Walmart! ? Doesn't kill them or permanently harm them but ?? You will be the winner!!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Or crying??? I thought someone left a baby on my steps!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    THIS^^^^!
    and, yes, it works!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Girl. Some fat bish tried me earlier. Accused me of being hostile and angry? That bish don't know angry. I ain't claimed my set, I ain't angry?? it was funna git ugly. Fen n nem came in with the Holy oil and settled things down, but Baaaybe. I was ready to book that flight. Name a time n place. We can meet up?? just give me 21 days notice so I can get that Expedia discount, okaaaay??? My uncle Peaches Taint raised no punk??

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    wouldn't that be a pussport? :kona:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I'll research that. I don't want my dog to get ahold of any though LOL

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    all right now... we done all had to learn not to feed Daquan's trolls over here on this side. yeen got to acknowledge every cat call, whistle, or horn... be selective... be the ladee Uncle Peaches taught you to be. :tea:

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LMAO! I remember that. I died laughing!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    The nerve of yo big ass to be calling someone/something fat?????

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    wait til dark and put some on your neighbor's side of the property line :tea:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    True
    True
    :yes:
    :kona:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    You shoulda seent it! :facepalm:

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ????you right. Imma chill??

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Right! DO the damage ON THEY SIDE! :hahaha:

  • Auditor

    Lol that's the one I'm talking bout!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    zactly.
    I don't have any pets so I put it all over my flower beds. and once I caught a cat strolling too close to my front door, I put it on the front step, porch, and even filled my welcome mat with it. (Mister walk outside and be just sneezing... :kona: )

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    THAT's gonna be me! Sneezing! :facepalm:
    BUT at least then I don't have to play bodyguard to my dog LOL

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Oh pooh.... You can't do it cause the dog will be ruined. But if it's a day the dog is going away or to the groomers ? Or on vacation.. Then I would light that cat up ! I put some in my flowers and on my car.... No more Fluffy getting on my car or coming my yard!!! Just my neighbors!

  • 80sChild

    Sandra, your recount of what happened, I got a funny visual of you, your friend and the cat in that car LoL hahaha!! Good thing you guys didn't get into a wreck.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh my.

  • Auditor

    I was done with cats when my cousin said her cats bring her "presents"...dead rats/mice.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Holy Oil to the rescue!!

  • Mrs. ??????????

    "She bounced off the dashboard, to the back seat, to the back window,
    back to the dashboard, before landing with her claws fully extended into
    my right shoulder."

    LMAO....That visual had cracking up.

  • SpideySense

    My cats would walk me to the bus stop every morning and they would just reappear when I got home. I miss my babies too.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Be careful bew. You ever see that video of the cat that attacked a lady and her dog left her ass fo dead???? ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    This mofo was SO big, couldn't run fast or jump high. His body went
    "thud" on the fence. Then we had eye contact/convo lol and I knew he couldn't get outta my yard unless I left so that he could squeeze through another spot. :facepalm:
    So funny!

  • Str8tUpMenace
  • Str8tUpMenace

    Remember the story bout the cat that trapped its family in the room??? Them fools had to call 9-1-1????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    LMAOOOOOOOO
    She got that azz handed to her! :crying1:

    I was armed with a golf club *snorts* AND ain't no way I'm getting that close to an alley cat :nono:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    :casket:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Sandra's cat ain't know how to act cuz she was being raised in a single owner household, meanwhile the cat up top is so well behaved cuz he has both his owners *giggles*

  • Gabriella Greentree

    Stop it ? this really made me lol!

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    *gasp* Sandra! that's it! OMG... when I tell you I was traumatized after watching that! (I even scooted my chair back watching it just now! :nono: )
    :ghost:

  • MsVAllDay

    See now you need to cut it out!!! LOL LOL LOL The cat is being raised by it's daddy, so it doesn't have these issues.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    sooooo stupid... ROFL!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ???

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    STRAIGHT TO THE KONA ?

  • jussaying

    Laughing so hard at this story. Cats are cool though / there was a story of a cat who went around the neighborhood stealing people's money and jewelry lmfao

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yall know how the single black mothers raise kids that end up with mental issues. That damn cat tried to kill errybody in the car, including herself. Know her ass need some meds. ???

  • Str8tUpMenace

    *dead*

  • Meme81

    Cat lookin' like he's over it and wants to be home sleep. I know the feelin'.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Cat must be from New Yawk LOL

  • Bam Bam Li

    "That’s when my tame feline turned into a devil cat.

    She bounced off the dashboard, to the back seat, to the back window, back to the dashboard, before landing with her claws fully extended into my right shoulder."

    I'm so sorry Sandra...but..????. This is why as much as I love animals, I don't do cats

  • DivineMsM

    Oh my lord! b/w the video and your story I am like @disqus_g1bPypEyEc:disqus
    . . . I need someone to help me dry my tears. But wait . . .is that her big dog inside the gate, just watching like aint nothing happening to its owner?!

  • DivineMsM

    OhMG! @str8tupmenace:disqus, Ms Sandy just posted it, and I asked the same question-- Fido, just there like, she aint windmilling with that cat for her life. Fido there like, told you not to go out there, now look at you! Get inside the house. Lord, I can't catch my breath.

  • Luv Pitties

    You really went all the way back with Anacin??

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That cat was trained.

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LMAO! You know something is wrong when the dog is smarter than the owner.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Lololololol

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Ewww

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Hahahahahaha that dog like I told you

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???????????

  • stanley

    lol NOt all Pets behave the same... And the cat is probably use to car driving. My dog use to behave very poorly when I first adopted her on car rides, but after awhile she got use to it.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That's what it is. I have always taken my cat for a ride(I know that sounds bad) she's 6 years old now and she loves it

  • DivineMsM

    Thank you for that gut laugh. I sorely needed it today.

  • T3

    Exactly!!!!

  • JayCee087

    lol ADHD pills for the cat.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Well if they brought the house cat, what did they do with the car cat?

  • Mel

    That cat just might have had a shot of West Indian rum before they got in that car. True story my friend from Trinidad gave me a shot of puncheon one time Lawd hanmercy I couldn't move for two mins I thought I stopped breathing ?. Never drank it again ?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yes!!!!???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ?????? And ah partridge and ah pear tree
    ???

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    ????????

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    She messed up her cat life forever??? ????

  • Banjo :o)

    My Cat loves riding in the car he looks out the window like a dog. and the car rides relax him and make him fall asleep

  • Renee Bee

    Hey Auntie. Thanks for the story. At least it wasn't the usual doom and gloom post. Let Kit Kat ride ya'll.

  • SameoleJ

    LMBAOSH!!

  • SameoleJ

    Or having sex?! Loud, all night long and makes you want to throw boiling hot water on them!!

  • Amel

    Some cats are good in cars.

  • https://www.tracycainmedia.com Ms.Quin Marshall

    Sandra I just died laughing at your story! Hilarious!

  • Dani B.

    My kitty Butterfinger actually LOVED riding in the car, and would sit calmly just like his kitty.

  • Dani B.

    I Looooooooove KITTY BABIES!!!! I miss my little babies :-(
    #FeetiePaws#CatLuvR

  • Mrs Mary

    Some cats will stay still others will like yours have a fit, you have to know your cat limits and obviously they know their cats abilities.

  • Kim

    My cat is 12 and has being riding in my car since she was a kitten.She also likes to sit in my car when it's parked in my driveway.All cats are not the same.My cat also likes to get in the shower,most cats hate water.

  • wayoli

    My cat loved the car, when she saw you walking to it she expected to go everytime. Anything can get use to anything.

  • HelloToni

    Funny....I didn't know that about cats....

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I wanted to take my wig off but I realized it was a sew in!! ? They go at it along time too...

  • S. Williams

    Lord the cry make you think they just got hit by a semi then you go around like OMG and they just callin you for some food lmfao I love cats tho! all types, domestic and wild (took pics with lions and tigers and chit cus I love all animals lol)

  • S. Williams

    lmfao that's cus the males have barbs on their penises that hook onto the females so they can't move

  • Alisa

    Shoot my dog I had to bring him home in a kennel but he cried so loud when I went to get gas people were looking because it really did sound like a child crying. So I had to drive with him in my lap the whole way home. Tried to train him to have the seatbelt on he would twist all around hollering damn near hang his self. Then we got a barrier to prevent him from getting out the back seat this damn dog went under the seats I hv a Element. He likes to sit between the driver and passenger that little space so he can see and feel like he is upfront You turn to look his face is in yours. I swear that dog is a mess.

  • LiveMelove

    I've had 3 cats. My first cat was very chilled in cars. She would just lay in a tight ball. The other two would cry the whole time.