A man walks into an antique shop in Glasgow and looking around, he notices a life-sized bronze sculpture of a cat in a dark corner.The Sculpture.
The sculpture is so intriguing, he decides he must buy it and asks the shopkeeper the price. "Twelve pounds for the cat, sir," the shopkeeper tells him, "and one hundred pounds for the story that goes with it." "I'll take the cat," says the man, "but you can keep the story."
The transaction completed, the man leaves the store with the bronze cat under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, two cats emerge from an alley and fall into step behind him. Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another alley, more cats come out and join the procession following him.
By the time he's walked two streets, at least a hundred cats are at his heels, and people are beginning to point and shout.
He walks even faster, and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of cats swarm from alleys, basements and abandoned cars. Thousands of cats are now at his heels, and as he sees the Clyde at the bottom of the road, he panics and starts to run full pelt. No matter how fast he runs, the cats keep up, hissing and yowling, now not just hundreds, but thousands of them.
He looks up and sees that he is running towards the bank of the Clyde, and the trail of cats is now hundred of yards long behind him.
Making a mighty leap, he jumps onto a lamppost, grasping it with one arm while with the other he hurls the bronze cat out into the river. Clinging to the lamppost, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of cats surges over the banks into the river, where they all drown.
Amazed and shaking, he makes his way back to the antique shop.
"Ah, I see that you've come back for the story," says the shopkeeper.
"No," says the man, "I was wondering if you had a bronze sculpture of a Celtic fan!