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Missing cat comes back for the holidays

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Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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HUNTER AND AVERY Gale hold Oliver, the family cat who was missing for several months but was returned safely to their Salisbury home on Christmas Day.

SALISBURY — A beloved family cat was missing from his Salisbury home for two and a half months this past fall and early winter.

The Gale family described their cat, known as “Oliver,” as overly friendly and a lover of both people and dogs. Late in the fall, Oliver took up residence in a room in a neighbor's house — unbeknownst to the homeowners, the Dunns. After a while the Gales had given up Oliver as deceased.

The homeowner found Oliver and finally fed the cat and snapped a picture for Facebook. 

On Christmas Day, Hunter and Avery Gale here gathered with other family at their grandparents’ home when they received a phone message from a friend who had seen a post on an electronic message board about a stray cat that had appeared at this home in Salisbury.

Hunter screamed out, “I think we found Oliver.”

Other family members were dumbstruck in disbelief but then quickly told the youngsters to go, telling them that the family would hold dinner for them. The kids took off and came back with Oliver, and the whole house was overwhelmed. 

“He walked in our house and was like, “Where you all been?” Rose Gale said.

Everybody greeting the wayward traveler, including the two Labrador retrievers and the two Britney spaniels.

The first thing out of Avery’s mouth was, “It’s a Christmas Miracle. With tears in their eyes, all in the household were in agreement.  The best of all presents had walked through the door. 

The Gales thanked the Dunn family of Salisbury for getting their beloved Oliver back to his proper home.

Rose noted that Oliver had lost some weight but was “otherwise no worse for wear.”

She added:

“Too bad he can’t share his experiences of the last couple months, maybe we could make a movie!”

Editor’s note: This story was provided by Rose Gale.

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