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#1 ShawMJ

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 02:46 PM

I hope no one gets offended that I'm not writing anything about sclero but this is something heartwarming I thought all would enjoy especially all of us who have pets.Please bear with me as its a long story.Two and a half years ago here in southwest La.we got hit by Hurricane Rita this was Sept 24th not long after New Orleans and Katrina.WE had to evacuate so we went to our son't houseand brought our pets with us.My oldest daughter however couldn't bring her old cat that she has had since her daughter was 3 years old.Her daughter is now 21.So she put the cat plenty of food and lots of water knowing full well that the raccoons would probably come and eat her cat food.She had a little house outside with her blankets etc and a place to get out of the rain.She couldn't bring her to her daughter's house as her roomates had huge dogs and Meme is quite old and the apartment was just not big enough for the people that would be staying etc.They were gone for 2 weeks and were allowed to come back into the city to have a 'look and then leave'to see if their homes and all were okay.They had lost huge oak trees but the house still was there.Meme had survived although she was starving so my daughter fed her once again then had to leave again.Fast forward they came home and all was good until one day a pack of roaming dogs came into her yard and chased the poor old cat into a corner,my son-in-law got after them and then called the city to complain about the dogs.They both work so the city came and found no dogs and left them a note saying that there was nothing to be found.Well the cat was also gone and my daughter figured that they had probably chased her somewhere in the neighborhood and she had probably expired somewhere else as they don't like to die around home.My little grandaughter was so hurt as she had gotten used to the old cat as well.A month ago my daughter and husband were at a large home improvement center and my grandaughter wanted to go next door to see the pets at the pet store.They walk in and in the first cage is an old white cat! My daughter looked at her husband and said 'could it be her?.She then said her name and the cat tried to come through the cage to gt to her! They asked the associate if they could take her out of the cage and she said it would be okay.My daughter checked for the scar from her 'fixing'and she had another scar from having had a tumor removed.While they're checking out the cat she is purring and is all over them! They looked for one more mark to prove it was her and it was there as well.My little grandaughter is crying now for them to bring her back home and they did.When they got to the house and let her down she immediately went to the room that belonged to the oldest grandaughter and curled up in her bed like she always did before.My daughter called me and told me this and I was just amazed two and a half years and she got her back.I was there Friday and played with her,my old cat that I have is now 18 years old and was out of the first litter of kittens she had before being fixed.My oldest grandaughter who lives elsewhere now at first didn't believe her mom and said there was no way it could be her until my daughter sent her the pictures online and she said 'yep thats my old Me-me.Of course now Me-Me is having to share the house and family with 2 other cats they got while thinking she was dead.Poor old cat one wonders where she wound up after they couldn't find her but 'Animal Angels'were the ones that brought her to the pet place to try to find someone to adopt her.They found someone all right her real family.I hope you'll enjoyed my story I look at that cat now when I',m there and still find it hard to believe.Hope all of you are handing things okay and day by day.Smiles and hugs to all.Mary-La.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 03:23 PM

What a great story. I like happy endings.
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Posted 15 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

Oh thanks for that!!! I am an avid pet lover. I had a cat that used to run off. After the 3rd time of her being gone for weeks on end, I got used to to it. Well, one time a few weeks went by and no cat. After a few months I figured that was it she was never coming home. 4 years later, I was out doing some volunteer work and I was at a house and out came my cat!!!! I could hardly contain myself. I told the owner of the house "I think that's my cat", he said "Well she showed up here about 4 years ago all skinny and she's been here ever since. If she's yours take her!" This was about 7 miles from my house. I called her, she came to me. I took her home. I still had her mother (she was born at my house) and I cried like a baby when I watched the two of them reunite!!! They were purring and licking all over each other and would not leave each others side for about a week. My friend who was a bit of a skeptic said "Are you sure it's your cat?" Well being the animal lover I am, I always have pictures of my animals. I pulled out a close up of her (she was a calico with distinctive markings) and showed my friend, and yep it was her!!! We had her about a year after that before she passed away.



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Posted 16 June 2008 - 06:55 AM

Wow.................I just loved this! I have 2 dogs and a cat and wouldn't be without them. The unconditional love they give is priceless. When I am on the couch, which is alot now days as bad as I feel, I always have a companion by me. My husband gives them their instructions before he leaves for work on how they are to "take care of me" while he's gone.

This story brought tears to my eyes and I too like a story with a happy ending!

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:11 AM

Im so glad you'll all enjoyed my tale,(cat tail lol).Its just sounds so amazing that somethng like that happens but that proves she was meant to be with my daughter and family.I too have 3 cats like I said one of them being Me'me 's offspring and poor baby he is now 18 years old and so sweet.the others are Stinker a siamese and che-che an orange and white female.We also have 2 small dogs bijou is a teacup chihuachua and weighs maybe 3 pounds if she's lucky and Winnie a mix of chihuachua and something else.We have to bring her to the vet a tleast once a month to get an allergy shot as she has a bad skin allergy.Funny how they know when we're sick if I'm having a bad attack of ulcerative colitis they're all trying to crowd into my small bathroom to see how theycan 'help'.They can 'sense'illness I guess..They keep us company as all our 4 children have all left the 'nest'and its just me and hubby.I hope all of you are starting the week feeling pretty good.Smiles and hugs to all,Mary

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:54 PM

What a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing. Love it!
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:50 AM

Mary, that is so special...I have tears in my eyes now but they're "happy tears" for your daughter's family!
I'm so thrilled they are back together again...isn't fate something :rolleyes: ?

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