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Trucker's Cat, Thought Missing in Ohio, Reappears 400 Miles Away

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    Trucker's Cat, Thought Missing in Ohio, Reappears 400 Miles Away
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    This Oct. 22, 2016 photo provided by Paul Robertson shows Percy the cat lounging on the dashboard of owner Paul Robertson's semitrailer. Robertson, a long-haul semitrailer driver, was reunited with his cat during a delivery in Shoals, Ind., on Feb. 25, 2017. Percy survived a trip of 400 miles by clinging to the undercarriage of his semi. Robertson thought he had lost his traveling companion at a rest stop in Ohio and was astonished when the cat wandered out from under the truck in Indiana.

    A long-haul semitrailer driver from Minnesota says he felt like a "bad cat dad" when he had to leave his feline traveling companion behind at a rest stop in Ohio.

    Percy the cat jumped out of a window of the 18-wheeler while Paul Robertson slept. The trucker searched at length for Percy but had to make a delivery deadline in Indiana.

    Robertson drove 400 miles through rain and snow feeling miserable about Percy.

    Robertson says when he finally reached his destination Feb. 25 he spotted what he thought was a stray cat near his truck. A closer look revealed the cat was Percy.

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    Robertson says Percy had somehow survived the long ride clinging to the truck's undercarriage.