” There’s a new theory that could explain how a cat, presumed dead and buried, somehow clawed out of his grave and appeared at the neighbor’s house five days later.
” We have two cats and they play together all the time and they roam around with each other,” Ellis Hutson, the cat’s owner, explained. “He might have went looking for his brother and dug him up — but I have no idea.”
Hutson has been confused and perplexed since last Monday when he found his black-and-white cat named Bart curled up in a ball and covered in blood in the middle of the road.
” He was stiff, wasn’t moving, no sign of life,” he said.
Hutson — too distraught to grab the shovel himself — asked his buddy David Liss to take Bart to his final resting place.
” As far as I know he wasn’t breathing,” Liss explained. “I looked at it, and I looked at it, and I didn’t see the chest moving up and down or anything and I said, ‘you know, well look at the blood, it’s dead.’ “
Liss said he put Bart in the ground under about a foot of dirt, right off the road from where Hutson found him “dead”.
But Bart wasn’t dead.
Five days later, the cat showed up at neighbor Dusty Allbritton’s home, and she called Hutson.”
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