We all know how our pet cats just love to walk around the neighborhood but when they have not returned home, sometimes as long as a few days, that is when fear and anxiety start to hit us.
Luckily, there is no need for us to give out flyers or set up posters to find them in case they go missing again.
All we need to do is to find stray cats and pass the message to our pet cat to return home immediately!
It may sound unconventional and strange but that was what happened to Japanese Twitter user @charlie0816 recently when his cat did not come home for two days.
— 石川佳典(CV チャーリー) ゲームレジェンド 51b (@charlie0816) May 6, 2019
“My cat escaped two days ago and didn’t return, but somebody on Twitter said, ‘Talking to cats in the neighborhood and saying to them, ‘If you see my cat, please tell it to come home’ is an effective technique.’”
Even though he felt skeptical of the strange trick, he later decided to give it a try.
“So last night, I went to the local convenience store and gave it a try by speaking to the stray cats there, and then this morning our cat returned to the front of our house. Um…is it seriously this effective?”
Some users then responded that it was a sheer coincidence that his cat returned home the following day but there were some cat owners who swore by the trick.
“My mother did the same thing for a child who lost their cat after just two days of having it. She told the strays the story and the cat returned the next day!” one user wrote.
Another user added, “I went looking for my cat with a tin of cat food and when a stray crossed my path, I fed and spoke to it and my cat returned within the hour.”
“When I lost my cat, one of the strays passed our house so I asked it if it knew where my cat was. It meowed and then walked slowly towards the storehouse and meowed in front of it. Then I heard my cat meowing back from inside!” told another user.
Could it be just a coincidence or that stray cats could really relay messages to their feline friends?
Well, if your cat is missing next time, you know what to do!