Here’s The Story Behind The Pirate Cat Memorial In Indiana
In Carmel, Indiana, along the famed Monon Rail Trail, right about at the 96th Street Monon Stop, there is a fascinating – and beautifully crafted – monument on which a life-sized statue of a beautiful, fluffy tabby cat sits, his expression something in between contentment and pride. On the front of it, there is an inscription, which reads (in part): He had an impact on every life he came in contact with here, and everywhere he roamed. So, who is – or was – he? The story behind the Pirate Cat memorial in Indiana is one that’s both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.
The Pirate Cat Memorial in Indiana is certainly one of the Hoosier State’s most unique statues. It’s not every day a critter like Pirate Cat gets to touch the lives of so many, and residents of Carmel carry him with them in their hearts every day. We’re not crying, you’re crying.
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