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Sep 24, 2013 8:53 AM

Cat Returns 2 Years After Bastrop County Wildfires

A Central Texas couple's pet named Sushi disappeared two years ago during wildfires but the feline recently returned.

The Austin American-Statesman reported Monday that Doug Maitland and Sharen Armstrong-Maitland of Cedar Creek were surprised when Sushi showed up. The couple evacuated during September 2011 wildfires and Sushi disappeared amid the commotion.

Maitland says he was on a ladder painting his house when he noticed a familiar skinny kitty in some weeds.

Sushi, who 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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