A family are distraught after their lazy cat went missing when he went for a nap – in a mattress delivery van.
Yogi, five, was seen on CCTV hopping into a Bensons for Beds delivery van, where he is thought to have fallen asleep.
Unaware of their new passenger the van drivers set off from the home in Gravesend, Kent, to another stop in the Kent town before heading to Rochester and then Dartford.
It is unclear where Yogi has ended up but his owners, Steph and Tom Giffard, are now desperate to find him.
Steph, 28, said: “We don’t know where to start. We’re going to put more posters up around Beltana Drive in Gravesend in the hope he ended up there.
“It’s about a mile away, but if he stayed in the van because he was scared he could be anywhere.
“He could have got comfortable in the van because there were other mattresses in there.”
The cheeky cat is known to frequent neighbours’ houses for dinner so that was the family’s first port of call when they realised Yogi was missing.
“He’s very friendly with the neighbours and everyone knows him because he goes round all the time.”
Steph, who works in retail, decided to check her CCTV footage and saw him jump in the van.
“The drivers then move the mattress around and shut the door,” said Steph. “When I saw that I just burst into tears.”
Steph, Tom and their two children two-year-old Sophie and three-month-old Lucie feel incomplete without their beloved pet.
Steph added: “He’s microchipped and has a collar with a name tag but if people see a well fed cat with a collar they might not think he’s lost.
“He is very missed by his brothers, Tiger and Marble, and our two little girls.”
Yogi is a large silver-grey tabby with a white belly, chin and feet.
Steph and Tom got Yogi when he was a kitten but this isn’t the first time he’s disappeared.
Three years ago the inquisitive moggie disappeared for eight days and it emerged that he had been accidentally locked in a shed.
Steph said: “He’s so inquisitive and he’s prone to doing stupid things.
“I’m a little bit gutted but he has done this before so in all honesty I’m comforted knowing he’s not just gone missing but how he’s gone missing.
She has spoken to Bensons for Beds, who were delivering a new mattress, but have been told that the drivers did not see a cat in the van.
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