A family may well invest in a new cat scratch post after their long lost moggy turned up out of the blue.
Pinks, an 11-year-old tabby cat, was found 400 miles from his family home in Aldershot five years after going missing, reports the BBC.
He was found by staff at a vehicle rescue and recovery business where he had been living for a few weeks.
After being taken to the vet, it was discovered that Pinks was microchipped and that his address was hundreds of miles away.
Astrid Eaves, Pinks' owner, told the news provider: "He has a identichip, every time you move they update the address.
"I got a phone call from the vets saying we think we've got your cat. At first I thought 'this is a joke'."
Stuart Finbow, a mechanic at the recovery firm, added he would miss Pinks but that the owners were "ecstatic".
It was recently announced that the government is considering making the microchipping of dogs compulsory.