>On 2017-03-29 11:21 PM, Michael Black wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Mar 2017, Rhino wrote:
>>> I know some of us are old enough to remember a Disney film called The
>>> Incredible Journey, wherein a cat and two dogs traversed hundreds of
>>> miles of wilderness together. It was based on a novel which was
>>> supposedly based on a real-life incident.
>> And there was a sequel about thirty years ago. A similar name, I ended
>> up with it on VHS because I thought it wsa the original.
>> This sort of story does pop up from time to time, I'm less surprised by
>> the distance than by how the pet finds their way. It's not like they
>> can follow a trail of smells, and they don't read roadsigns, let alone
>> know much about direction.
>> I wonder whether my sister's dog could find his way home from the park.
>> I think so, but i"m not certain.
>Since the cat had no connection to the Guelph area, I'm inclined to
>think it didn't actually seek out Guelph and simply wound up there by
>accident. Maybe it snuck onto a plane or into a truck and that's just
>where he found himself once he'd gotten out of the vehicle.
>As for any animal finding its way home, who knows? I remember our family
>getting a cat when I was in Grade 6. We'd never heard of anything like
>an indoor cat and knew the cat would be let out when he needed to "do
>his business". The first time we let him out, I worried that he might
>get lost out there so I followed him to help him back if he couldn't
>find his way. I think he thought I was a bit creepy for following him
>;-) After he finished, he made it back in - with me not too far behind -
>and from then on, I figured he knew his way and let him go on his own.
>He always came back, although he was sometimes gone for days. (I always
>wondered if he had another family out there.)
>I'm not sure how they find their ways home but I'm guessing smell is
>probably the key since smell is more important than sight for them.
>Maybe they subtly mark their trails like leaving breadcrumbs in the
I read and saw something on a nature show about that. Cats pretty much patrol
a set area over the course of a day. As for the long distance lost cats, they
navigate by the Sun.
Dems & the media want Trump to be more like Obama, but then he'd
have to audit liberals & wire tap reporters' phones.