Truck Driver Loses Cat, Finds Him Alive Underneath Vehicle 400 Miles Later
Paul Robertson, a 57-year-old truck driver from St. Paul, Minnesota, lost his cat Percy while on the job. However, he miraculously found him after driving 400 miles.
(Wow, this cat sure beats that other cat who survived a 225-mile journey!)
Percy’s journey began in New Paris, Ohio where Robertson was recovering after some food poisoning. He fell asleep and left his truck idling when Percy accidentally opened the window and slipped out.
When Robertson awakened, Percy was gone. In addition, a storm was approaching.
Robertson took to Facebook after looking everywhere for Percy. He even started a GoFundMe to raise money for a reward if someone found the poor cat.
“It might just be him and his kitty in the truck hauling down the road day after day, but when he logs onto Facebook, they have an entire extended family online, new and old, looking forward to hearing about their day’s adventure,” Teresa Schutz Esler, Robertson’s close friend, told the Star-Tribune.
He left Percy’s litter box out, some food and even a pair of dirty socks to lure him, but 24 hours passed and he had to get going.
“I’ve had to leave without him,” Robertson wrote on Facebook. “I feel like the worst cat dad ever.”
He then traveled 400 miles away in harsh weather conditions. While at a rest stop, he returned to the vehicle and noticed a disheveled Percy underneath his truck.
“He was cold and miserable and a bit wide-eyed … he stinks like 400 miles of bad road and old truck … but somehow this amazing animal rode with me all day today hanging onto the undercarriage!” wrote Robertson on Facebook.
And Percy came out with only an eye infection! (Though he sure needed a bath, too.)
“If I ever a moment felt like a gift from God, it was then,” Robertson said to the Star-Tribune.
We’re ecstatic this duo is reunited, aren’t you? Let us know what you think and share Paul and Percy’s wonderful story with your family and friends!
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