Dogs often get credit for loyalty. But one U.K. cat will make you question which pet is truly the most loyal.
Kitty Cleo tracked down her owner after the woman was put in a nursing home, The Dorking Advertiser reports. When Cleo’s person Nancy Cowen of Wescott, England, was placed under the facility’s care, Cowen’s family gave Cleo to neighbors. Two weeks later, Cleo left to seek out her former family.
“About two weeks after Nancy moved in this cat just started turning up and sleeping on the benches outside the home. It was very strange,” Bramley House employee Laura Costello told the Advertiser.
Costello saw the cat taking up residence for another two weeks. It wasn’t until she showed Cowen the cat that the appearance made sense.
“One of the other carers picked her up one day and Nancy said, ‘That cat looks like my cat,’” Costello said to the news outlet.
“Then she said ‘But my cat lost part of her tail in a traffic accident.’” Costello checked — part of her tail was missing.
Sure enough, Cowen’s sister confirmed, it was Cowen’s cat Cleo. The longhaired gray-and-white kitty had come into her life eight years earlier as a stray.
The nursing home has pledged to give Cleo a home for as long as she needs one in the future, according to the Advertiser. The two are now, clearly, inseparable.