This was no cat on a hot tin roof.
But a frisky feline named Paul Newman in upstate New York was nobody's fool as he went missing for a month. The cat was gone for 30 days and was found 30 miles from home -- on National Cat Day, WROC-TV reported.
Today, I’m doing a story on the incredible Paul Newman the Cat. He escaped on 9/29, and they found him a *month* later, in a place you’d least expect. More on this #cat on @News_8 and https://t.co/SsUkWLPtq7. pic.twitter.com/XTDAd54do7— Dan Gross (@DJG_Music) November 11, 2019
The cat was adopted in early 2018 by Jake Gross and Marissa Vincenzi, of East Rochester, the television station reported.
“He was the only cat at the shelter that snuggled right up on our laps when we were visiting everyone, and gave us kisses,” Vincenzi told WROC.
“He’s playful when he wants to be, snuggly when he wants to be,” Gross said.
And apparently, adventurous when he wants to be.
The latest kitty caper began Sept. 29, beginning what Gross called the "goose chase of cats."
Paul Newman jumped over fences until he left Gross in the dust.
With cold weather approaching, Gross and Vincenzi kept searching.
“We were just so worried that he was going to be scared and cold,” Gross told WROC.
The couple posted notices on online forums and received a call Oct. 29.
“It was a young girl in Brockport. I asked her to send me a picture,” Vincenzi told the television station.
That missing cat was finally spotted, 30 miles from home.
“It was 100% organic, whole grain Newman,” Gross told WROC.
Paul Newman's exodus was finally over, and the cat, was reunited with the couple and a dog named Maisie.
Newman gets along with Maisie just fine now, but after Newman’s amazing journey, he’s a bit more trimmed, but a little more chill. More on “Mr. Dude’s” journey across Monroe County on @News_8 and https://t.co/SsUkWLPtq7 later today. #cutecat @LollypopSpotter pic.twitter.com/DVw9rcnASv— Dan Gross (@DJG_Music) November 11, 2019
Now that the cat is home, Gross and Vincenzi are keeping closer tabs on him.
“House arrest for life,” Vincenzi told WROC.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.