The once-lost kitty finds her 15 minutes of fame on the news anchor’s new show

By People Staff
Updated September 16, 2011 05:25 PM

She made an incredible journey from Colorado to New York City, and now, Willow the cat has found her way into Anderson Cooper’s studio.

The 6-year-old calico kitty spent five years away from her home in Boulder, but she isn’t wasting getting her 15 minutes in the spotlight. And if making headlines wasn’t enough, Willow made a special appearance at a taping of Cooper’s new daytime talk show Thursday. RELATED: Angus T. Jones’s New Kitten Is His Prized Possession

While there, Willow got to virtually reconnect with her family – Jamie, Jack and Lola Squires – and got to spend some one-on-one time with Cooper, who held the cat in his arms. She made some loud meows and even climbed on the host’s shoulders.

There’s also been an update on how Willow might have ended up in New York City: Gothamist reports that she was picked up as a stray in Colorado and taken to Brooklyn, where she lived until she was given up to the shelter.

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