David Frum

01.20.13

Holly the Cat's Incredible Journey

Video screenshot

Well this is bizarre. Today's New York Times features the story Holly the Cat, a Florida feline who traveled nearly 200 miles to get home. (Giving me an excuse to post the trailer for Homeward Bound on the blog!)

Nobody knows how it happened: an indoor housecat who got lost on a family excursion managing, after two months and about 200 miles, to return to her hometown.

Even scientists are baffled by how Holly, a 4-year-old tortoiseshell who in early November became separated from Jacob and Bonnie Richter at an R.V. rally in Daytona Beach, Fla., appeared on New Year’s Eve — staggering, weak and emaciated — in a backyard about a mile from the Richters’ house in West Palm Beach.