Snookie didn’t like Blantyre



Next, a bit of a tall tale to believe, but was reported nonetheless. Will leave it up to you as to whether it was possible or not.

In 1966, when the Drovers family moved from Kelso to Blantyre, they brought their cat ‘Snookie’ with them. Shortly after, the cat sneaked off, went missing and the Drovers family spent seven months thinking they would never see ‘Snookie’ again.

However, one day in 1967, Snookie turned up at his old home in Cessford, Kelso almost 100 miles away, safe and sound and wanting into his old home! Mrs Molly Drover, who lived at Craighead Farm told reporters, “We thought we’d seen the last of him, but a former neighbour in Cessford told us that he had turned up. We wondered if it was really him, but the markings were identical. Furthermore, Snookie sat in between my neighbours two dogs, something she always did.”

The Drovers went to Cessford and confirmed it really was Snookie, who was delighted to see them again. However, they felt it better to leave Snookie with the neighbour at Cessford, just in case he set off on 100 miles adventures again!

What do you think? It is possible for a cat to travel 100 miles or so back to a former home?

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Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Hannah Mcaleenan i had a cat that made its own way home from strathavon to his old home in blantyre so i believe it

Rose Lee Definitely I’ve heard of cats traveling further than that to get ‘home’

Eleanor Clark One word YES

Helen Grieve Yep!

Catherine Whitefield Yes

Lillias Addison Yes

Joe Reid Well they say that if you are moving home don’t allow the cat to see where it is going as it will try to find its way back to its old home.

Margaret Nimmo Lehmann Yes, I have heard of that happening here as well Paul.

Blantyre Project thanks everybody. Looks like this may be possible then after all!

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