Well-fed Oliver is back after a year

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Shirley Way shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

MUNGUNGO ad­ven­turer Oliver has re­cently re­turned from a mys­tery gap year, and is will­ing to share his home with a new fam­ily.

When the Eriks­son fam­ily moved out of their home in Novem­ber 2013, they placed Oliver with friends 20km out of Monto.

Within a week, the fluffy grey and white fe­line had de­cided to leave home and didn’t re­turn un­til last Novem­ber, owner San­dra Eriks­son said.

While the Eriks­son fam­ily and their friends tried to find him, they fi­nally re­solved he was lost un­til his sur­prise re­turn.

“We’d gone back to the house (last Novem­ber) and he was on the ve­ran­dah wait­ing for us,” Ms Eriks­son said.

“Monto is only a small place.

“The only time we knew that he was be­ing fed... was about a week be­fore we got back.

“He was ob­vi­ously well-fed; he’s still friendly and not feral.”

As the Erikssons have made a new home in Glad­stone – and are about to sail to the Kim­ber­leys and beyond – they are seek­ing a new home for Oliver.

“It’s so sad that he’s gone to all that trou­ble to find us again, but he doesn’t like wa­ter, so no point bring­ing him on board,” Ms Eriks­son said.

With the Mungungo fam­ily home avail­able for rent, Ms Eriks­son said Oliver could have a new life at home – with the right fam­ily.

The Erikssons would also be de­lighted to hear from any fam­ily who cared for Oliver dur­ing his year of ad­ven­ture. Ms Eriks­son – and Oliver – can be phoned on 0429 896 223.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

OLIVER: This ad­ven­tur­ous cat needs a loving fam­ily, and comes with a Mungungo rental prop­erty.

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