If you have a pet, you know that some of them just can't wait to get outside. And if you have an indoor cat, you know they are often the most interested in what's on the other side of the door.
Ginger is just such a cat She belongs to a family in New Brunswick, Canada and when she finally did get out, she didn't just prowl the neighborhood, no she went for a big time adventure.
Ginger is the much loved pet of the Martell family. She's a house cat that's not allowed outdoors, which is a constant frustration for an animal that has apparently long yearned to be free.
"If she could run outside she will. When she was younger she would run and bolt and we've had to run and get her at the neighbors. We try and keep a closer eye on her now," Mary Martell, Ginger's owner said.
Last week Ginger decided it was time to try something different.
So when Mary packed her suitcase for a business trip and brought it downstairs to add the last few items, Ginger saw her chance.
"If you were to ask me that's exactly how it was. So I was in the bathroom I came out and I picked it up like that and didn't even notice the difference in weight actually and just rolled it out."
Ginger had snuggled in with the clothes and has made it out of the house.
The bag went into the trunk for the ride to the airport. Her next stop, the baggage carousel and the airport baggage scanning machine.
As Ginger made her way through baggage x ray it seemed the jig was up, security spotted an odd shape in the suitcase and confronted Martell about it..
"I answered no I don't believe I packed a turkey and she said are you sure you don't have a turkey in your bag and I said I have no reason to pack a turkey in my luggage."
Security apparently thought the outline of Ginger looked an awful lot like that of a big bird. But Martell's convinced them that was impossible, so her suitcase was cleared for loading without ever being opened.
Ginger had made it into the cargo area of an Air Canada jet and was on her way to Toronto.
Martell retrieved her luggage, checked into her hotel and opened her suitcase,
"I opened my suitcase and I saw this gray fur and then it dawned on me this isn't the coat this is Ginger the cat."
Ginger survived seven and a half hours in the suitcase with no apparent injuries.
She spent two days relaxing and exploring her new surroundings before she made the trip home in a more traditional manner, a cat kennel.
"They made me take her out of her cage so they could x ray it. Oddly enough, they didn't do that with the suitcase."
For her part Ginger's not exactly thrilled to get home and still trying her new trick. Martell says she has since packed for another trip and found Ginger back inside the suitcase.
Robert Jones, CBC News