Missing cat comes back home - after 19 months

Warrington Guardian: Cookie Cookie

A PET cat may have lost some of his nine lives after going missing for 19 months.

Miracle moggy Cookie is thought to have survived two winters hunting mice and being fed by homeowners after he got out of Dog’s Pad cattery, Knutsford Road, in May 2011.

Delighted owners Colin and Melanie Holce and their two children Jenny, aged 12, and Michael, aged 10, said they are still in disbelief they have got the four-year-old tabby cat back after a phone call on Christmas day.

Colin, of Denbury Avenue, Stockton Heath, said: “We had a call from a couple in Lymm six or seven miles away saying they had found our cat.

“Their friend who was a vet scanned Cookie for a microchip to see if he had an owner and our details came up.

“They brought him round and the first thing he did was run upstairs to our daughter’s bedroom and on her bed which was where he always slept.

“It was amazing.”

The family believe the rescue cat from the Cats Protection, which they have had since he was a kitten, may have jumped on a barge as the Bridgewater canal runs near the cattery and behind Jim and Tracy Hodge’s home on Bradshaw Lane, Lymm.

Melanie, aged 50, said: “There were some really kind people who called us when Cookie first went missing who tried to help.

“I was still shaking the cat biscuits and calling his name for seven months after and I knew he must have been somewhere alive as he had been microchipped.

“It’s been wonderful to have him back.”

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1:07pm Mon 14 Jan 13

onlyme86 says...

very nice to hear a happy ending for once on this site.
very nice to hear a happy ending for once on this site. onlyme86
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2:31pm Mon 14 Jan 13

moleogod says...

good news for a change :-)
good news for a change :-) moleogod
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9:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mikeywire says...

Nice story...
Nice story... Mikeywire
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3:33pm Tue 15 Jan 13

tarasmum says...

Lucky things. My Sophie went missing in 2006 and I STILL hope she'll come back. I'd welcome her with open arms. It's awful not knowing what happened to her.
Lucky things. My Sophie went missing in 2006 and I STILL hope she'll come back. I'd welcome her with open arms. It's awful not knowing what happened to her. tarasmum
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1:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

local lad 2 says...

Big Time news !
Big Time news ! local lad 2
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4:15pm Thu 17 Jan 13

ahoward says...

I love a happy ending - a Christmas miracle!
I love a happy ending - a Christmas miracle! ahoward
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