For those who were concerned about the cat who was found in a checked bag at JFK Airport, I’m happy to report that “Smells” is back with its owner and is doing just fine. The tabby cat that stowed away last week and was discovered by TSA agents was treated to an amazing Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and some green bean casserole. TSA Spokesperson Lisa Farbstein tweeted, “Smells, the cat who @TSA recently rescued from a checked bag a @JFKairport after he snuck into a suitcase in an attempt to fly to Orlando, enjoyed Thanksgiving at home in Brooklyn. Apparently, Smells was planning to chase after a big mouse he heard was running around Disneyworld.”

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Anyone with small pets has experienced them getting into small spaces, cabinets, appliances, boxes, and more. There have also been several stories of small animals stowing away in wheel wells of trucks, near engines of vehicles, and traveling miles without the driver’s knowledge.

CBS says TSA agents at New York’s JFK Airport discovered an interesting holiday traveler yesterday. After noticing something shaped like a cat on the screen as the bag passed through the x-ray machine, the agent unzipped the bag to find a cat sticking its head out of the suitcase. Apparently, the cat belonged to the passenger’s roommate and the cat’s owner had no idea it had stowed away in their friend’s baggage and didn’t know where the cat was. The TSA posted a picture of the cat along with the tweet; “We’re letting the cat out of the bag on a hiss-toric find This CATch had our baggage screening officers @JFKairport saying, ‘Come on meow’!”

Quoting Randy Quaid‘s character “Cousin Eddie” in Christmas Vacation, “if that thing had nine lives, she just spent them all.”

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Here Are The Best Christmas Tree Farms In New Jersey

It’s hard to believe we’ve made it through Thanksgiving and now it’s time for jingle bells and gift wrapping. If you’re ready to look for that perfect centerpiece to go with your holiday decor, also known as the Christmas tree, you’ve come to the right place.

There are an array of options across the state for when it comes time to pick your Christmas tree this year. Christmas tree farms are open throughout New Jersey with options of picking and cutting your own tree or even having it delivered right to your front door.

The list below of Christmas tree farms from North to South Jersey and everywhere in between feature locations that are festive, family-friendly, offer a wide selection of trees, and even provide some additional holiday fun all season long.

Let us know where you select your Christmas tree from this year.