The humans identified the Himmincats ship as a UFO and force them to land at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Lyla, Bendle, Troy, and Girlen are captured by the military and confined. Their ship is guarded, but Troy sets a protective shield on it that prevents the humans from entering it.
BARNIE, who has been playing possum, tracks where the Himmincats are held and sets out to rescue them.
Rather than being a violent rescue, BARNIE does a number of humorous things to get to them:
- he makes cat meowing sounds to distract guards,
- he hides alongside a bunch of outdoor trash canisters while guards are walking by and they comment on how he especially stinks (remember that Himmincats olfactory senses are much different than those of humans),
- he confronts the guards that are at the cells where Lyla and crew are being held and grabs them with his mechanical claws but invokes a “tickle” charge which causes the guards to drop their guns, laugh hysterically and pee in their pants…completely disarmed and helpless, etc., etc.
They get back to the ship, take off, and escape past the space station.