The cat came back! This is Will who came home after 19 months living outside on his own. The v e t guy says he's a little thin, and probably lost the tip of his ear to frost bite, but he's otherwise healthy.
What a brave boy! He disappeared in a snow storm and just showed up in his family's yard 19 months later waiting for them to come home and let him into the house.
We bet he was pretty happy to be home where it is warm and safe, with regular meals.