A Cat Co-pilot

Here’s one to put smiles on your faces and ease you back into the workweek after a long Memorial Day weekend:

For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.

Saldia often buzzes around Philadelphia with his year-old feline Mary Jane perched on his shoulder. Their urban adventures have turned heads on the street and garnered big hits on YouTube.

The 26-year-old bike courier didn’t intend to become Internet-famous. He originally shot footage of the outings only to prove to his mom that he was taking Mary Jane – nicknamed MJ – for a spin.

Read the full article by visiting the AP Mobile page here. And, take a look at this video — MJ seems to be really enjoying herself!

I took my cats to the vet via Xtracycle…once — and they HATED it. This MJ is a pretty special animal, indeed.


  1. Raiyn May 28, 2013 12:40 am 

    Yeah…. my guys wouldn’t go for that either.

  2. BluesCat May 28, 2013 7:29 am 

    The cat who most likes to sit in my lap, and follow me out the door when I leave on my bike, is a 15 pound fellow named Mo. Definitely would not work for him. MJ is a realy cutie.

  3. Elizabeth May 28, 2013 7:37 am 

    I love this video… shared it with my colleagues last week when I first saw it. I’m surprised MJ hasn’t completely scratched Rudi’s shoulders to pieces from hanging on!

    I think I’ll stick with the “laptop” cat.

  4. Trisha May 28, 2013 3:17 pm 

    I might have to go to Philly to steal that cat. :)

  5. Karen May 29, 2013 7:56 am 

    Love the connection between Rudi and MJ. They definitely love each other. I admit though that I’d worry about MJ’s safety on Rudi’s shoulders, unless she is secured in some way I can’t see. Of course, Daisy the Chihuahua sometimes travels in my pannier so I have no business lecturing.

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