Cats are strange and mysterious creatures.
Attempts to understand them will only baffle you further.
The good news is that sometimes a cat's mysterious comings and goings can have a happy ending.
Such is the story of Mo, an 11-year-old cat who has been reunited with his owner, Izzy Harris, after eight years missing.
Mo had decided to escape from the cattery where he'd been staying while his owners were on holiday.
After he fleed the scene back in 2012, Izzy and her family spent months searching for the cat, putting up fliers and adverts in papers to try to track him down.
'We wanted to believe someone kind had taken him in but we did assume he'd been run over,' said Izzy, a student mental health nurse and mental health blogger.
But it turned out that Mo had been safe and sound. For eight years he had lived with an older lady, completely oblivious to his family's desperate search for their beloved cat.
When the woman Mo had been staying with died, he was taken in by the RSPCA, who checked his microchip and discovered he belonged to Izzy.
Mo and Izzy have now been reunited in Swansea after eight years apart.
'Today, the wonderful RSPCA reunited us with our beautiful long lost boy,' Izzy wrote on Twitter.
'We honestly never thought we'd see him again. Miracles do happen!'
Mo is said to be in good health, thankfully, but he is a bit 'wary' of the family's two new adopted cats.
Mo, who went missing in 2012 at the age of three, is said to be in good health, but "wary" of the family's two new adopted cats.
'We got a call yesterday from the RSPCA who had found him at the house of an old lady who had died, not far from the cattery where he went missing,' Izzy explained.
'We don't know how long he'd been living with the old lady, but she seems to have taken good care of him so we're really grateful for that, and sorry to hear that she passed away.
'We heard about stories of cats being reunited with their owners after many years but we never thought it would happen to us.
'If it hadn't been for his microchip being scanned and up to date, he wouldn't have made his way back to us.'
The story is an important reminder to microchip your pets in case they do go missing.
Paula Milton, an RSPCA animal rescue officer, said: 'A tiny microchip can make a huge difference.
'Mo is a great example of how pets can be returned home years and years later, all thanks to identifying an animal in this way.
'We're absolutely thrilled to see Mo settling back into his new home … This was one of my best ever jobs as an RSPCA rescuer.'
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