Hey, kitty cat!” squealed 3-year-old Lauren “Lola” Squires, as she greeted the cat — who went missing before she was born — for the first time at the Hilton New York hotel.
Gothamist.com said the feline may have been adopted by a New Yorker on a Colorado ski vacation, thinking she was a stray. The two then flew back to New York, where Willow stayed the next five years.
Five years and 1,600 miles later, Willow, a calico cat who wandered away from her home in Colorado was found today on East 20th Street.
According to the Governors Island Blog, the cat may have caught a ride on some flotsam after being swept into a river during the recent floods in New Jersey.