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Hitchhiking Cat is Home After Six Months

Archie, the beloved nine year old black pet of a Ladysmith family, was reunited with his owners last week.

The Hinchsliff family in Chemainus, British Columbia is thrilled to have their cat, Archie, back in the fold after being missing for six months.

Born on April Fool’s Day, Archie was the sole blackie among three snow white littermates. Always outspoken, he was named after Archie Bunker of All in the Family fame. (Look at that face! This cat has CATitude!)

Archie was lost six months ago after sneaking into a pickup and hitching a ride down the Trans Canada Highway. The driver let him out near Duncan when he was discovered.

It wasn’t the first time Archie has gone missing. Two years ago, Archie vanished in a snowstorm, but found his way home a month later.

The family searched for months near Duncan, but to no avail. One day last week, a “really strong urge” led Carol Hinchsliff to check the Duncan animal shelters one more time. At the second one, Archie was waiting for her. Hinchsliff said, “He’s a black cat who has the best luck in the world. If he ever does go outside (now), he has a leash.”

Sounds like Archie is grounded for life.