Friday, November 7, 2008

Rastus and Max


This is a picture of a very famous New Zealand cat, Rastus and his driver Max. Max used to ride his motorbike around the curvy country roads of NZ and Rastus was always perched like that on top of the engine, with his own helmet on. He even had his own ad on tv!!

Sadly Rastus, Max and Maxs girlfriend Gaynor were killed in a tragic road accident 10 years ago. They have a memorial website here: http://www.petsonthenet.co.nz/maxandrastus.htm and one of their friends has written several childrens books about this very clever cat.

We miss you Max and Rastus.

Have a great weekend everybuddy.

11 comments:

  1. That was an amazing life that Rastus led! He must have had so much fun. It is very sad that they passed so tragically.

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  2. I have to go and read about them. Have a wonderful weekeknd Miss Poppy!

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  3. Oh Poppy this is such a great post. My Mum has a cutting from Fortean Times from about 1994 all about Rastus and his adventures. We are going to spend some time reading the memorial site. They were just so cool!

    Whicky Wuudler et al

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a tragedy that they were killed. At least they were together and doing what they loved to do.

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  5. Oh wow. I feel bad that they're gone, because that's a lifestyle I could aspire to! Well, except for the helmet part, although I know that was for safety.

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  6. I never heard of Rastus and Max! Rastus was one cool cat to ride a big bike :-D

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  7. Mum says she has seen a photo before of Rastus on the bike but didn't know they were from NZ. It is very sad they all got killed, but at least they enjoyed their lives to the full beforehand.

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  8. Dis iz furry interestin' about dis two courageous pirates of da road. Tanks Poppy Q!

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  9. What a cool story. I'm just sorry that it ended so tragically.

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