FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A family has been reunited with their cat Moosie after the 2-year-old gray tabby survived a two-month journey trapped inside a mattress when its owners moved to their new home in Alaska.
Kymberly and Jesse Chelf thought they lost Moosie when they left El Paso, Texas, in April, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.
Jesse Chelf, who is in the Army, was assigned to Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.
“We just assumed he had run away, which was very unlike Moosie,” Kymberly Chelf said. "He's just a very loyal, loving cat."
A moving company left with their belongings, but the Chelfs spent three more days in Texas searching for their feline friend.
Turns out, Moosie was already en route to Alaska some 3,700 road miles away — inside a futon mattress in the moving truck.