Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish your pet from others that look like it. It's something that happened to one New Zealander, although it took them five days to realise they had accidentally kept their neighbour's cat hostage. Oops. SEE ALSO: Get your fluffy cat snuggles without the cat The debacle was chronicled by Clarke Gayford on Twitter, posting two different pictures of cats on Tuesday. One cat belonged to his friend, and had just walked in. The other, was the kidnapped cat. a mate spent $130 at vet on his cat then had to lock it in his bedroom for 5 days recovery, and JUST NOW HIS ACTUAL CAT WALKED IN ?????? pic.twitter.com/TyeiFfARJK — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) October 10, 2017 To add to the problem, the neighbour had been looking for her missing cat. He just told me a neighbour had come looking for her missing black cat and he said 'Na, sorry just my cat in here!'I actually snort laughed — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) October 10, 2017 And to make matters worse, Gayford's friend had fed the kidnapped cat anti-anxiety medication, on the prescription of a vet. OMG so he told vet it did seem to be acting strange so vet prescribed it anti-anxiety meds. MY MATE HAS KIDNAPPED AND BEEN DRUGING A KITTEH! pic.twitter.com/CkbVqWYgiA — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) October 10, 2017 Eventually, the mistake had been atoned, and fortunately the neighbour was cool about the whole catnapping thing. "Just thought I'd let you know, pussy doesn't seem to have been traumatized by his confinement at your house," a text message reads. And now this from neighbour...... and um well of course your cat is chilled out MY MATE HAS BEEN FEEDING YOUR CAT DRUGS!! pic.twitter.com/vIoJbTLajV — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) October 10, 2017 Of course, this case of mistaken kitty is no isolated incident, with other people sharing stories of pet mix-ups. It's too damn easy to mess it up. One time our dog was in the street covered in mud. Dragged him inside, washed him, dried him, then discovered our actual dog in his kennel. — Kate McDermott (@MsKateMcD) October 10, 2017 Neighbour brought in our cat & said sorry she had just run over him. Hours later, my daughter screamed. OUR cat was at the top of the stairs — TheSaltySeaCat (@TheSaltySeaCat) October 11, 2017 I rescued MY dog from the pound. Three days later I had two dogs with identical markings. ?????? — Lady Sandy Beach (@atsandybeach) October 11, 2017 WATCH: Ever wonder what it’d sound like if animals could talk?