On June 7, Wanda Ploeger lost everything in a Wisconsin tornado including her cat, Smoky.
After the tornado, Ploeger went out every night at 11pm to look for her cat because that would be Smoky’s normal time to be outside.
Even as months passed, she thought that her cat was still alive and would come back to her eventually.
“I kept telling my sister I never got a feeling about him,” she said. “With other animals I’d always get a feeling. She never said anything because she didn’t want to get my hopes up, but I always thought he’d come back.”
Three months after the tornado, Ploeger was driving about two-and-a-half miles from where her trailer home used to be. She suddenly saw a white streak and stopped on the side of the road. She went out and called Smoky’s name. The cat had escaped over the hill, but he came to her when Ploeger started calling Smoky’s name.
Smoky finally had returned home. During his time away, he lost three pounds, and he had to be treated for an abscess, which he may have suffered while fighting another animal.
Ploeger has had Smoky since he was six weeks old. She said that he used to like going outside, but now after his time away from home, he hasn’t shown any interest in wanting to go outside.
She is just happy that her beloved cat is finally back home.
Source: Green Bay Press Gazette