Most people think of their pets as their own flesh and blood. We tend to form such close bonds with them that we'd be lost if they would suddenly disappear. The worst part of dealing with a lost pet is that you'll forever wonder if someone actually took them, or if they just went for a stroll and got disoriented, never being able to find their way back.
Sadly, every year thousands of house pets randomly get lost, leaving their owners completely heartbroken, as they know there's not a chance in heck that they'll ever see their pets again. But a 17-year-old cat has given Janet Adamowicz the shock of her life when it finally found its way back home to her loving arms after being gone since 2005.
Boo, Mrs Adamowicz cat, went missing in 2005 from her home in Harrogate, England.
And like any cat owner would do, she quickly plastered a bunch of "missing cat" posters all around town, and even went as far as to put an ad in the local newspaper. Her beloved Boo was gone, but she would leave no rock left unturned in order to find it.
Months went by, and Boo was nowhere to be seen, so she started to lose hope.
So after a year os so, Mrs Adamowicz realized it was time to call off the search. Perhaps, if Boo ever found his way home or had been rescued by another family, she'd eventually find out. But she knew that was a long shot.
After Boo disappeared, she realized it was time to heal her heart.
And the best way to get over Boo's disappearance was to give a home to two other cats who needed it badly. So in 2008, she adopted Ollie, who had only three legs. Then in 2014, she got Tessie. Despite loving these cats to pieces, nothing could ever replace Boo.
Boo was known to go on outdoorsy adventures, but he was always smart enough to come home.
Mrs Adamowicz said, "Boo was very lively as a young kitten and enjoyed the outdoors and adventuring – but would always return home." Still, after being gone for 13 years, she felt Boo would only live in her memories…until she got one phone call that shocked her to her very core.
The married woman suddenly got a phone call from a person who was inquiring about her "missing cat."
But Mrs Adamowicz didn't really understand what the caller was talking about. After all, it had been 13 years since her cat went away. She said, "I got a call on Thursday to say I had a cat missing." Still startled, she told the person on the phone that, “I don’t think I do, they’re both here – but they said we’ve looked on the system it says you own a cat called Boo."