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14 Months Ago He Went Missing. When They Found Him He Was Twice His Normal Size!

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.

This cat went missing too, you won’t believe where they found him!

Production supervisor Diane Gaskill said: “I’ve been trying to catch him for weeks when I found out we had a cat living in the warehouse.”

Retail director at the company, Colin Lewis, added: “It’s amazing. The warehouse is 20 thousand square foot of pet food. I think there have been a few holes in some of the boxes.

“It was a team effort to get the cat, I think everyone had a go over the week before Diane found him.”

“We took him to the vets and we were able to get the mobile number of his owner. I rang her straight away – she couldn’t believe it.”

Tanya Irons said, “When we got him back we were shocked to see how big and fluffy he was. He’s obviously been living the life of Riley in that pet food factory.

“He used to be very naughty and liked to go outside a lot. We thought somebody must have taken him in as he’s such a lovely cat. We started a Facebook appeal and put up lost signs.”

“I asked what he looked like and whether he was OK and was looking very well looked after.” I thought he must have been fed but it looks like he’s been feeding himself quite happily himself.”

“We heard Clive was a bit smelly when they caught him, but he seems fine now. He definitely recognizes us, he’s just fatter now.”

“He’s at home now, but I haven’t introduced him to his brothers, George and Leon. He was inseparable from them before, they were always cuddling and licking each other.”

“He’s wasn’ a big eater before, but he always had to eat very quickly before his brothers stole it. He was probably glad he didn’t have to compete with them to eat for once.”

“He has a huge appetite now though. I’ve had to leave him with a big bucket of food, he just won’t stop eating.”

“We’re not going to put him on a diet though, he’s just a bit rounder but he’s happy.”

Tanya, a marketing manager, said: “Clive was nine months old when we lost him – and he was a lot smaller then.” I think he’s been enjoying himself feasting for the past year.”

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