February 7th, 2008
09:38 PM ET

From a Cowboy Monkey to a Surfing Cat

Here's something interesting about Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey (besides the fact that he has the coolest name ever):  He's 21 years old, according to the AP!  And he's been riding for longer than many of you have been alive:  18 years!

Now I remember seeing Whiplash once or twice before, but the surfing cat was easily the coolest piece of new video I've seen in weeks.  Its owner says he's training the four-month-old kitten for international competitions.  SAY WHAT?  How many cats know how to surf?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Kathleen

    This is more than interesting to me because I have never seen a cat love water like that kitten. That is insane! At the same time, the monkey is an awesome cowboy...they are really smart and I hope everyone knows that monkey's are better at memory games than people are..since that was a topic previously..your stories are cool, interesting, and fun. I honestly think both the cat and the monkey should get some type of an award; cause it's just that cool!

    February 8, 2008 at 2:48 pm | Reply
  2. Isaiah

    That monkey most be really talented to actually do that! I am really impressed by that. The owner must be proud!!

    February 8, 2008 at 3:42 pm | Reply
  3. Isaiah

    That is so amazing! I mean come on,how often do you see a monkey riding a dog? Cats probablly aren't that talented enough to do that.The owner must be really proud!

    February 8, 2008 at 3:48 pm | Reply
  4. Brittany

    I think it is really neat because they acually trained it to be a cowboy monkey and it worked!!! The kids in my class thought that was the best one!!! They thought the monkey was funny. They liked the kitten on the surf board too, but they liked the monkey better.

    February 9, 2008 at 11:25 am | Reply
  5. Ara

    This cowboy monkey is so nice!! And he never drop frome a dog... so cool~ Also a surfing cat doesn't fear to surf..:D I want to have an awesome pet like this monkey^^

    February 9, 2008 at 11:26 am | Reply
  6. jaidah

    that is one wild monkey .How does he do it.

    February 9, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Reply
  7. Jessica

    That is like, wow. A 21 year old cowboy monkey? What is UP with that? And, I mean, a surfing cat? I thought cats, like, didn't like water!

    February 9, 2008 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  8. Karen

    That is way cool. They actually know a 21-year-old cowboy monkey that rides dogs? Whiplash is cool! How can he not be? And a surfing kitty? That is so cute! A 4-month-old kitty surfer and a 21-year-old cowmonkey are so worth CNN Student News.

    February 9, 2008 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  9. anonymous

    the cowboy monkey was the funniest. The dog was trying to shake him of. I'm going to watch CNN student news ever shown.

    February 10, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Reply
  10. Ashley

    That Monkey Is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute he looks like he is having a lot of fun!!!!!!

    February 10, 2008 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  11. morgan

    i think it is really cool having a cat not be scared of water my dog is a great dane and she is scared of taking a bathand if the cat got of it would be easy to pick up but dogs (besides little dogs that dont wiegh alot) are hard to pick up.

    February 11, 2008 at 5:13 pm | Reply
  12. Ayumi

    This piece was so funny. My 2nd period sociology class watches the student news everyday and we love the information CARL AZUZ provides for us. He puts such great entertainment for news that young kids really dont pay much attention to. So thank you Carl Azuz, we love when you're on the air.

    February 12, 2008 at 1:21 am | Reply
  13. Ayumi

    You stay classy, Carl Azuz

    February 12, 2008 at 1:25 am | Reply
  14. Alice

    I think it is not a good thing to train animals like humans.We should just leave them in their own natural ways.

    February 12, 2008 at 8:51 am | Reply
  15. Lilly

    This is really cool beacuse thease animals are smart enough to do theese things. Some people cant even do them! Its really amazing to see a monkey but a monkey that can SURF!! What a treat. I would love to see them in person. There are many things going around about animal cruely and such. Mostly for circuses. I dont know if its true but it really could be. I dont want to hurt the animals. They may be fun to watch but whats the price to pay for torture. Then agian they could treat the animals with lots of respect and those protesters could be full of it!

    February 12, 2008 at 9:14 pm | Reply
  16. logan

    I think if a cat was surfing it would only be able to stay on the board because it would be holding on for dear life.

    February 12, 2008 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  17. Alison

    i love how animals always surprise us with their many talents! They always like to enjoy themselves, that is what i love about animals!!!

    February 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  18. Zoe

    I think that it is cool that a monkey can ride a dog, but THINK OF HOW THEY MUST FEEL! How would you like it if you had to run around all day will a stupid monkey on your back!!?!?!

    February 14, 2008 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  19. Zach

    I thoght that the monkey was really and could the people who tought there cat how to surf. Could they teach my cat to like the water and surf that would be cool !!!

    February 20, 2008 at 11:19 am | Reply
  20. Lindsay

    The cowboy monkey and surfing cat are very cute when performing their unusual acts, do the animals really enjoy that? Especially the cat! That cat didn't look happy to me when he was on the end of that surfboard. Hopefully the animals really do enjoy being a cowboy and surfing, and the owners of the animals aren't just forcing them into these activities.

    February 21, 2008 at 3:34 pm | Reply
  21. CODY

    I go to Oak Point Intermediate School in Eden Prairie,MN. My school was helping people with cancer by sending money to the Leukemia/ Lyphoma society. My class brought in about $800.00 and that's sure a lot of money to donate. Last year we had around $24,000.00 when we were done. Last year we got #1 in Minnesota and the 4th in the nation. Last year as a elementray school we were 1st in the nation. One of our goals was to get this mystery amount of money to cut a staff member's hair/ long pony tail and his name is Mr.Anderson. We got so close to the goal it was around $24,000.00 but Mr.Anderson is letting raise more money this week to see if we can pass his goal then. Also it would be another chance for the people who didn't bring money they could bring the money in this week for our goal to cut Mr.Anderson's hair. I think were around $22,000.00 right now and a lot of people think that the special amount to shave Mr.Anderson's hair is around $24,000.00 and we are pretty close already. On this thing we watch everymorning before CNN Student News there was a tape with Mr.Anderson and his wife talking about cutting Mr. Anderson's hair and the show is called GOOD DAY OAK POINT or for short GDOP. PS, your show gives people a lot of information so i watch it every day at home and at school cause i might not be in class on time. Our top 4 classes won pizza party's which is Mrs. Hanson in Star 6, Mr. Pottinger in Wave 6, Mr.Jospehson in comet 5, and Mrs. Wavinak in Wave 5 which is my teacher's wife. Anyway we did a really great job for Pennies For Patients or PFP I hope we can cut Mr. Anderson's hair it would be fun to watch or cut.

    February 27, 2008 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  22. CODY

    your show is the best and it rocks

    February 27, 2008 at 10:28 pm | Reply

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