Video shows missing cat activating owner’s doorbell camera during surprise homecoming

A missing cat proved she wasn’t missing after all thanks to a cordial return to her New York home.

Stefanie Whitley, a Long Island woman who owns 8-year-old female cat Lily, said her beloved feline went missing about two weeks after a recent move to Mastic Beach, WPIX-TV reported.

Whitley said she was worried that Lily, who loves to be “outside and exploring,” would react differently to her new home.

Her suspicions were on the nose but, despite being away for four days, Lily later proved to her family that she wasn’t going to let them into their new residence.

Whitley said she and her family were “surprised” when their Ring doorbell was activated one night.

A Ring doorbell notification popped up on their TV and revealed that Lily had returned to their door.

You can watch Lily knock on the door and wait to be let into her home below.

“We all gasped. We were laughing. We were emotional. We were crying. It was a great moment,” Whitley said.

Whitley explained to People that Lily seemed to “imitate” her children and meow “mom” on camera when she returned.

The feline has continued to use the method to signal its home since then, its owner told the news site.

Whitley told WPIX-TV she doesn’t know how Lily found the family home, but she believes she understands how Ring works.

“Every time the notification goes off, she looks towards the door. She knows what she’s doing,” Whitley said.


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