Missing cat returns to family after a year

Marty is back home safe and sound

Marty is back home safe and sound

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A missing cat has been reunited with his family – after being separated for an entire year.

Tim and Nicola Price’s beloved kitty Marty disappeared from their Kemp Town home in July last year.

Nearly 12 months on the stray moggie was found with a wounded paw in Roedean.

Concerned cat lover Donna Taplin alerted rehoming charity Lost Cats Brighton and a volunteer picked Marty up.

They then discovered he had been microchipped – allowing them to get in touch with owners Nicola and Tim.

Mr Price said: “It’s been unbelievable really.

“After trying so hard to find him when he first went missing Nicola and I had resigned ourselves to the fact that we were never going to see him again.

“When I got the call from Lost Cats it was pure disbelief.

“Luckily we had him microchipped when he was a kitten, so they were able to find us.

“Just having him back has been amazing. He’s settled back into his old spot on the settee.”

Despite his minor paw injury Marty was completely healthy and had wandered five miles from home in the year he was missing.

Mr Price added: “I would love to know what adventures he’s been up to.”

After the Prices got Marty home they wrote a letter to Lost Cats Brighton with a donation to say thank you.

They wrote: “Thank you so much for bringing our Marty home after nearly a year.

“We didn’t think we would see him again. It means the world to us.

Volunteer-run Lost Cats relies on donations and has been rescuing, rehoming and reuniting cats and kittens since 1998.

For more details, visit www.lostcats brighton.org.uk or call 01273 422721.

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7:22am Fri 11 Jul 14

gazzamagoo says...

pAwwwww :)
pAwwwww :) gazzamagoo
  • Score: 16

9:24am Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

You can see who runs that household......it's the one without a collar.
You can see who runs that household......it's the one without a collar. stevo!!
  • Score: -6

10:14am Fri 11 Jul 14

MrsFreeps says...

What a purrrrrffeecct outcome. What a refreshing change to have some good mews.
What a purrrrrffeecct outcome. What a refreshing change to have some good mews. MrsFreeps
  • Score: 12

11:24am Fri 11 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

Let's hope Ben Duncan doesn'tcopy that cat and come back now he has been kicked out.
Let's hope Ben Duncan doesn'tcopy that cat and come back now he has been kicked out. NickBrt
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Fri 11 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
You can see who runs that household......it's the one without a collar.
As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

•Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

•Requires excessive admiration

•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

•Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

•Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: You can see who runs that household......it's the one without a collar.[/p][/quote]As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!! Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: •Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) •Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love •Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) •Requires excessive admiration •Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations •Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends •Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others •Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her •Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes spurious warnings
  • Score: 4

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