The New Yorker’s Kathryn Schulz examines why animals are so good at not getting lost, and what we can learn from them, beginning with a cat named Billy and his owner named Phil. The two had been separated on a rainy highway 30 minutes from home. Weeks later, they were to meet again. “Phil showed up at my door. The cat, who had been pacing continuously, took one look and leaped into Phil’s arms—literally hurled himself the several feet necessary to be bundled into his erstwhile owner’s chest. Phil, a six-foot-tall bartender of the badass variety, promptly started to cry … How Billy accomplished his remarkable feat remains a mystery, not only to me but to everyone.” Why Animals Don’t Get Lost. (In other words, if your cat took off one day and didn’t come back, it was intentional.)