She was weak, staggering and emaciated and had worn-down back claws and nail beds. The good Samaritans had the vet check her for a microchip, which she had. Holly was soon reunited with her owners, who lived just a mile away.
I would be happy to hear from other readers who may have had similar experiences with lost pets. I explain these remarkable navigational abilities in my book “Animals and Nature First.” But as yet, I have only a theory — what I term the empathosphere connection — but no concrete explanation for the rare, documented instances of animals finding their human companions in a new home to which they have never been.
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