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Trucker’s Cat, Thought Missing in Ohio, Reappears 400 Miles Away

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A long-haul semitrailer driver from Minnesota says he felt like a "bad cat dad" when he had to leave his feline traveling companion behind at a rest stop in Ohio.

Percy the cat jumped out of a window of the 18-wheeler while Paul Robertson slept. The trucker searched at length for Percy but had to make a delivery deadline in Indiana.

Robertson drove 400 miles through rain and snow feeling miserable about Percy.

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Robertson says when he finally reached his destination Feb. 25 he spotted what he thought was a stray cat near his truck. A closer look revealed the cat was Percy.

Robertson says Percy had somehow survived the long ride clinging to the truck's undercarriage.

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