Mother and daughter Uranie Roberts, 86, and Carol Baumann, 62, said they evacuated their Chadwick Beach Island home after the storm in November and stayed with in-laws about eight miles away in Point Pleasant from where their cat, Porsche, escaped, Philly.com reported Wednesday.
Roberts, 86, said Porsche's tags were attached to a breakaway collar that he could have easily removed, but she still believed she might find the feline.
"I never gave up hope," she said, but she admitted she feared that "maybe he crossed the rainbow bridge, as they say from that poem about animals that pass on."
The women said they returned to their home April 29 and two days later they heard a noise on the back deck.
"I saw the green eyes and I said, 'My God in heaven, it's Porsche!'" Baumann said.
Roberts said Porsche appeared fit and well-fed after his "journey of a lifetime."
"I would not be surprised at anything," Roberts said. "It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop or the other piece of the puzzle. ... It clearly looks like he must have been somewhere."
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