I’ve received this heartwarming tale from many readers who know of my ailuorphilia. This version is from the New York Times, describing how a cat lost in Colorado turned up in Manhattan five years later:
UPDATE: Willow’s mystery solved: she was found by somebody who took her to New York on a plane. She later was taken to a shelter, where the microchip was found.
A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found on Wednesday on a Manhattan street and will soon be returned to her family, where two of the three children and one of the two dogs may remember her.
A man discovered Willow on East 20th Street on Wednesday and took her to a shelter
How she got to New York, more than 1,800 miles away, and the kind of life she lived in the city are mysteries.
But thanks to a microchip that was implanted when she was a kitten, Willow will be reunited in Boulder, Colo., with her owners, the Squireses, who had long ago given up hope.
According to the article, the cat had apparently recently been a pet, since it was in good condition and not starving.
Willow (photo by Bebeto Matthews, AP)
And here are two nice commercials for Fresh and Light cat litter.
After seeing the video above, one friend commented, “All the cats I have known and loved would wait until you were really comfortable and then decide to apply the CLAWS.”
and other, featuring cat CPR