Truth is as amazing as ﬁction, and there are numerous stories of cats locating their owners far away—or, conversely, ﬁnding their way back home after being displaced. The stories are legion: a man who moved from New York to California gave his cat to friends in New York before moving—and, ﬁve months later, the cat showed up at his home in California.
Scientists refer to the ability as psi-trailing, and they are as amazed as we laymen are at cats’ ability to ﬁnd their way around, since apparently they do not rely on sights and sounds as humans would. (Let’s also admit that many humans seem to possess an uncanny sense of direction.)
Label: How They Behave and Why