Roy, come and get this goddamn cat

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first Air to Ground radio message.

A gray tabby named Kiddo became the first cat to cross the Atlantic Ocean by dirigible. The cat was an accidental stowaway on the dirigible. Kiddo was a total pain in the neck and made his displeasure known for being locked in a small room that moved violently in the wind. The cat scratched and yowled and made a mess everywhere.

The dirigible was the first to ever have radio equipment and the very first message from an aircraft to the ground was: Roy, come and get this goddamn cat!


  1. JUSTINE wrote:

    That ct looks a lot like Nipper!

    Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  2. Michelle (Mush) wrote:

    The wires coming out of the cat’s spine look kinda cool. Also, what happened to that man’s right eye?

    Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink