While the family is hailing his return as a miracle, Will's condition suggests he may have blown through at least eight and a half lives to get back home.
"He was in pretty rough shape when they found him," Dr. Dave Lister, a veterinarian at New Perth Animal Hospital, tells The Dodo.
Indeed, frostbite had claimed a piece of Will's ear. He was hungry, thirsty and underweight.
But Will set to work feasting himself back to health.
"He gained half a pound in about two weeks," Lister notes.
The cat may have also suffered from an acute cuddle deficiency. And again, Will wasted no time in remedying that.
"He was a very friendly cat that morning on the table," Lister says. "He just sat there and took all the attention we gave him."