Cat Reunited With Family After Being Mistakenly Shipped 1,200 Kilomete

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic
A true Christmas miracle!

It’s no secret that cats have this weird obsession with boxes. I mean, give a cat a choice between the fanciest gadget toy in the world and a plain box, and there won’t be any hesitation before they squish their fluffy butt inside the cardboard square.

Unfortunately, while boxes can be a perfect way to keep your finicky feline occupied, it also leaves a lot of room for mishaps to happen. For instance, you might leave a box lying around before shipping it 1,200 kilometers from your home, only to find your cat was inside the whole time. Sounds far-fetched? Well, it’s precisely what happened to Lake family from Alberta, Canada.

Baloo, a mischievous 1-year-old cat, decided that the perfect place for a cat nap would be a box of tire rims his mom prepared to be shipped out. While no one was looking, the kitty sneaked in the box and dozed off. His sleep was so deep that he slept through his mom taping the box and sending it out to Montreal! Not long after the box was shipped, his family started panicking as they couldn’t find Baloo anywhere- they’ve searched the neighborhood for days before getting a call from Purolator, the shipping company that handled the package.

The employee who found the kitty four days after his unexpected travels began, quickly put two and two together and realized what had happened. She tracked down the Lake family and gave them the greatest news they could get- and just in time for holidays, too. Baloo was safe and sound in Montreal, and a group of volunteers called Freedom Drivers will “deliver” this furry package back to his family- for free.

After his impromptu adventure, Baloo is back home with the Lake family, and they couldn’t be happier that this story had a happy end. In their words, their four-legged daredevil has settled down and is already back to his mischievous ways. It seems that Baloo does have nine lives- but hopefully, he won’t risk one of the others traveling by mail again!

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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