When Clive went missing his owners were understandably devastated, after all, he was part of the family. They had to accept he may never come home!
Clive, a Norwegian Forest Cat, went missing in December 2014 leaving his family, Tanya and Jonathan Irons absolutely distraught. As days turned into weeks it became clear that Clive was probably never coming home. Or so they thought?
Along with their two-year-old daughter Elizabeth, Clive and Jonathan put up posters all over their local area, along with a Facebook appeal, but no trace of their cat was ever found.
Then over a year later staff at Kennelgate Pet Superstore Warehouse in Stapleford, Notts discovered evidence of a real-life cat burglar. Not a man or woman dressed all in black creeping about, but a cat, a cat stealing food in their warehouses.
They devised a cunning plan to trap this four-footed thief, they laid a trail of kitty kibble which lead to a basket hanging over a pressure pad. Once the pad was activated the basket would drop, leaving this particular cat burglar with no escape.
A few days later the staff came into work and saw their cunning plan had worked. The unrepentant thief was taken to a local vet and was found to have a microchip. This was scanned and it was then it was revealed this thief was registered to Tanya and Jonathan, they lived only two miles away!
It turns out Clive had been living the gourmet lifestyle just down the road, no wonder he didn’t want to come home. After going missing he had well and truly landed on all four paws!
So much so that this once family pet was now twice his normal size! He was then uplifted from kitty cat paradise and was now in for a rude awakening, in the form of a trip back home, a trip back to reality.