Omaha, NE (KPTM)-It's often said cats have nine lives and one Omaha cat may have used up his share.
But one thing is for sure, if this cat could talk, he'd have quite the story to tell.
It was May of 2008 that the adventure for this cat named Troy began.
"I went to take a shower and I came out and he had pushed a screen down, and I went around looking for him for like and hour and a half, and I had to go to work and I thought maybe he'd come back and I put up flyers and I called the Humane Society," says David Gregory, Troy's owner.
For the next six months David continued his search, before fearing the worst.
But on Thursday, Troy's luck turned around.
"This particular cat, we scanned for a microchip, found a chip, tried to called the owners, the phone wasn't current, so we sent an animal control officer out to the house, put a door hanger on the house and when they called back said, 'Oh my gosh, that cat has been missing for 2 years,'" says Pam Weise of the Nebraska Humane Society.
A long wait that made the reunion even more special.
"How does it feel to have him back?"
"Feels real good, really nice," says Gregory.
Most would think a reunion like this doesn't happen too often.
But it's something the Humane Society is seeing a lot more of thanks to microchips.
"Microchips are a permanent form of identification. It hides beneath the skin. It actually stays with the animal longer than it's life span, so for us to find this microchip after the cat has been missing for 2 years is not uncommon," says Weise.
An added piece of security that helped David and Troy pick up where they left off.
Amazingly, David says Troy was found just three blocks from where he lives and he doesn't know who was taking care of Troy for the 2 years he was missing.
But he says Troy appears to be in good health, just a little leaner than he remembers.