Christine could not believe her ears when someone from the local shelter called her on New Year’s Eve to say that her cat Loli, who went missing in 2010, have finally been located and recognized thanks to her microchip.
“I was in shock and quickly made plans with my partner to pick her up,” Loli’s mom says. “I’m still in shock about a week and a half later.”
In 2009, about a year before her disappearance, Christine adopted Loli from the Toronto Humane Society and brought her home.
“I would always talk about my feisty little cat that I had in my early 20s that I never knew what happened to her,” she said.
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Her mom scoured the neighbourhood looking for Loli, who was her only pet at the time, and shared posts on Facebook but had no luck finding her. She thought she would never see her again.
“At that point I just had to move on and come to the conclusion that she wasn’t going to be coming back,” she said.
“When I saw her, her face looked a lot grumpier than what I remember which tends to happen with senior cats. Otherwise she looked exactly the same. She’s still a very petite brown tabby that I had 11-and-a-half years ago.” Scroll down for video...
“I wish cats could talk so that she could tell me where she’s been … but I’m glad she’s come to me now to be taken care of in her older golden years.”
Since finding her way back home, Loli has been given her own bedroom. The family is waiting for the results of Loli’s health checkup from the vet to make sure she is healthy before introducing her to the other pets in the household.
Christine is still unsure if Loli recognizes her after so many years. Scroll down for video...
“It’s hard to tell with cats especially, they’re very closely guarded with their emotions unlike dogs,” mom said.
“She’s given me quite a few kisses, quite a few cuddles. I’ve called her by her name Loli a few times and sometimes her ears would perk up a bit … but who’s to know. Cats are mysterious. Always have been.”
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