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The Cat the Traveled 50 Miles

One day I noticed a young orange kitten in the yard. It wouldn't come to me, but kept hanging round. I put out some food and water, and he did eat. I talked to my neighbor and asked if he noticed the kitten. He said it looked like one over on the river where they had a cabin. There had been a kitten hanging round down there, and they had been feeding him chicken while they were there. But when they went back to their cabin the next time the kitten wasn't there anymore. He was pretty sure it was the kitten that had been at their cabin. What we believe is that the kitten somehow got up in their car and rode 50 miles to their home. It would come to our door and my husband would play with it under the door. We had a dog and another cat and he seemed alright with them. Finally we were able to get him to come in the house. We took him to the vet and he said he was about 6 months old. He loved to sit in the window and look out. We named him Thomas or Tom and he was with us 16 yrs before he crossed the rainbow bridge.

Cynthia "Cindy" Plummer
KEYSER, WV