LAKELAND, FLORIDA – It seems baseball has long favored dogs. The Dog Days of Summer, Bring-Your-Dog-to-the-Ballpark Day, loose wiener dogs, suited-up Danes, even dugout poodles — you name it: it’s a dog’s world.
This time the cats had their moment in the sun!
A Lakeland Flying Tigers game in Lakeland, Fla., was “tempurrarily” delayed Thursday when the stadium’s resident cat, Henley the Eighth, decided to take the field.
The @LkdFlyingTigers go from "no-hitter to no-litter" when cat interrupts the game. https://t.co/7oMMBlAo6Y #Tigers pic.twitter.com/59wmA9mAHK
— Minor League Baseball (@MiLB) April 15, 2016
Before this particular night, Henley the Eighth “had not previously shown much interest in baseball,” according to MiLB.com.
Rain delay, check; smashed lights from foul ball delay, check; cat on the field delay, check. Oh @MiLB… pic.twitter.com/47Q8gCrHPt
— MJ * Four Seam (@mikejanesphotog) April 15, 2016
For the record, Henley the Eighth lives in a box!