Cat Turns Up 2 Years After Disappearing During Texas Wildfire

CEDAR CREEK (September 24, 2013)—A cat belonging to a Central Texas couple that disappeared two years ago during the destructive wildfires in the Bastrop area has returned home.

Doug Maitland and Sharen Armstrong-Maitland of Cedar Creek were surprised when the cat, Sushi, showed up.

The couple evacuated during September 2011 wildfires and Sushi disappeared in all the commotion.

Maitland says he was on a ladder painting his house when he noticed a familiar, but skinny cat nearby in some weeds.

Sushi, which was spayed years ago, joined two orphaned cats adopted by the couple since the fires.

A black kitten turned up on the front porch a few days after Sushi returned.

Armstrong-Maitland believes Sushi watched over the kitten in the wild and brought the little one along.

The couple named the kitten Ninja.

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