A Cat’s 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing


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  1. Alain41 says:

    This is why TAMS don’t have Kitty Cams.

    “…New research by the National Geographic and University of Georgia’s Kitty Cams Project, using video footage from 55 pet cats wearing video cameras on their collars, suggests cat behavior is exceedingly complex.

    For example, the Kitty Cams study found that four of the cats were two-timing their owners, visiting other homes for food and affection. Not every cat, it seems, shares Holly’s loyalty.

    KittyCams also showed most of the cats engaging in risky behavior, including crossing roads and “eating and drinking substances away from home,” risks Holly undoubtedly experienced and seems lucky to have survived….”

    • rd2t says:

      I have seen the Kitty-Cams and they are astonishing. I was shocked at how much time the cats spent congregating under cars. Also how far some traveled from home daily. Yes, TAMs probably shouldn’t have Kitty Cams.

  2. midget says:

    Cute “Breakfast at Tiffanys” reference. There is an adage not to trust people who dont like animals.Someone said once that God made animals to love so that we would understand how as intelligent beings,we could care about something less significant than ourselves.Therefore we could understand how God could love and care for us. I think animals are more intelligent than humans, that is why they dont speak. If they did they would really give us what for.

  3. rd2t says:

    I was taught from a very young age by my parents, to never underestimate the intelligence of an animal. Our family has always loved and treated animals as family. We speak to them in “human” and they answer and respond. We have never had the misfortune of one of our “children” disappearing like Holly the cat, but we would probably need a grief counselor if it did! I am not surprised by the furchildren who find their long lost home, hundreds of miles away. Science can never really explain family bonding and relationships.

  4. otlset says:

    It’s a homing cat of course. As opposed to the other kind who wander off never to be seen again. I’ve had both kinds!

  5. Sailing_J says:

    Awesome story!

  6. Chuck says:

    I loved this kitteh story.

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