Sunday, March 20, 2011
I am a huge animal lover. We have a stray cat who we named Oreo (yes, he's black and white) that I have trapped, neutered, vaccinated and released. He is completely ferral and will not relate to people. I've been caring for him for a few years now.
A few days ago as I pulled into my driveway, my son looked over to the side and said, "There's Oreo".
We both looked again and realized it wasn't Oreo. It was another blank and white cat, this one with long beautiful hair and a big bushy tail.
GRRRRRRR, I was upset at another stray living the hard life outside but I figured if I could gain it's trust I would trap it and find a home. I also thought that this cat looked to healthy to be a stray. hmmmm
In any event, I fed it and I just couldn't get near the cat. I kept meaning to call the local shelter to see if anyone was missing their cat but never found the time.
A couple of days later, I was dialing the number to the animal control officer as my son texted me. I hung up before she answered and looked at the text. My son sent me a picture of a cat on a poster that was lost. It was HER! He sent me the phone number and I called immediately. I told the people on their answering machine that I had found their cat.
The called later in the day and came right over. Naturally, we couldn't find the cat. I described it and they said it really sounded like their cat. The cat had been missing for over a MONTH!!! She is also only 6 months old!! I promised to call if I saw her again. The left looking very sad. (thank goodness they had already neutered her)
That evening when I went out to feed Oreo, there she was! I put food down and ran upstairs and called these people. They weren't home!! I left a message that she was here and realized there was nothing else I could do. I thought I would have to trap her now.
About an hour or so later I got a call from them. They were out to dinner and thought they would stop by my place on their way home just to see if they could see her. There she was!! She came to them, they grabbed her and now she is back at home with them and her sister!!
I was so happy!! Can you imagine being lost for a month, surviving horrible rain storms and bitter cold? Not only that, she had traveled several miles and crossed very busy streets!!
What a great feeling. I was so happy I cried. The man works at a cider mill and brought me some fresh cider the next day. He was really trilled.
A great happy ending. It doesn't get any better than this.
Oh yeah, the name of their kitty??? Oreo!!!!