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Colorado Cat Turns Up In Manhattan

Willow, who somehow got from Colorado to Manhattan, at her temporary home in a New York animal care facility on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2011). i i

Willow, who somehow got from Colorado to Manhattan, at her temporary home in a New York animal care facility on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2011). Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Willow, who somehow got from Colorado to Manhattan, at her temporary home in a New York animal care facility on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2011).

Willow, who somehow got from Colorado to Manhattan, at her temporary home in a New York animal care facility on Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2011).

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The stories of lost pets turning up years later and hundreds (or thousands) of miles from home keep coming.

Today's tale, from The Associated Press:

"A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found Wednesday on a Manhattan street and will soon be returned to a family in which two of the three kids and one of the two dogs may remember her.

"How she got to New York, more than 1,600 miles away, and the kind of life she lived in the city are mysteries."

Once again, as in many other such stories, a microchip has led to owner being reunited with pet. Earlier this month, there was the report of a boxer in Florida named Cane who's now back with his family. In August, there was the tale of Fadiddle, a miniature pinscher who somehow got from Salt Lake City to San Diego. Heidi the German shorthair pointer from Arizona ended up in Pennsylvania.

If only they could tell us about their journeys.

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