I left my computer down till after 8:00 pm today. When I looked in my e-mails, I found this one from my Seattle sister:
I was doing my daily search for Sox this morning and saw his picture on the Everett Shelter “cats in custody”. They only hold them for 72 hours before shipping them out to other shelters for adoption. I called them right away and they said to bring pictures and proof that he was mine.
Sox before he became lost. (He didn’t want to share his toy…!)
I was lucky because his 72 hours were up today. He was found in Lynnwood quite a few miles from here. He looks pretty rough and needs grooming badly.
He knew me right away and couldn’t give me enough head butts. He had been gone almost 10 months, and I can’t believe I got him back. A miracle!
Now my challenge is to keep him inside and introduce him to Molly. I hope they get along OK.
My sister missed Sox, then eventually got herself a shelter cat named Molly. Molly is a tuxedo kitty like Sox.
Molly quickly adjusted to living with my sister. Now she has to adjust to having a cat “brother”, too.
My sister, though, never gave up hope Sox might show up some day. She checked regional shelter websites daily for her lost Sox.
Today Sox is home again, and I join my sister in rejoicing that her kitty is alive and well after this long absence!
If there is a lesson here, it is don’t give up hope.