Has anyone got a good story of the cat came back?
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We all have heard about and seen the heart wrenching tear jerking stories in the movies of animal love of their owners, of when they become separated and miraculously find their way home some time later. Well three years ago my wife decided that one of our three cats had to go,... the one my son Tom had at his apartment and could not keep,.. so we inherited him. His name was and I still believe is Vatu. This cat really loved me and I think it made my wife jealous a bit, so one afternoon a appliance customer who had come into our shop said to my wife, what a lovely cat, I think I would like to own one like that.
This is what my wife was waiting for I believe, and told her she could take him with her, for she was looking to find him a good home. When I next seen my wife and asked where Vatu was,... she told me she had given him to a customer that loved him and said she would give him a new and a loving home. You can imagine how I felt? But being whom I am, I said,.. that is great,... that he'd gotten a good home to go to,.. since I new she was thinking of getting rid of one of our cats,.... and knew which one.
It was about four weeks when we received a phone call from this lady. She said she loved Vato,... but he wouldn't eat right and was loosing weight and she was afraid he was going to die and asked if we could pick him up if we wanted him back. My wife being a good hearted soul that she is, sent our service man to her address to pick him up from her.
When I got back home and saw Vatu, he was all over me. He would not give me a moment of peace for a couple of days. In a week he had regained his normal weight and everything went back to normal.
I do believe our next confrontation about these cats were when one or two of them were peeing in different places throughout our house stinking it up a bit. After trying to stay on top of it and failing, we talked it over and decided we were going to take them all to pet heaven to find new homes and we were not going to have anymore cats. This all happened about a year and a half ago or more.
Well,... after deodorizing our whole house and being cat free for about six months,... it was nice to breath fresh clean air again, but we both were lonesome for our companions. Like I said, for about six months. We then had a stray momma cat come to our side door, pregnant and looking thin,.. so we decided to take her in until she had her baby's.
She was a good mother and took real good care of her babies and when they were old enough to be given away, my wife put an add in the news paper and we gave them all away including the mother,..all but one. While doing this, we deciding to keep our favorite, which was a light yellowish tan fluffy soft hair kitten,..now short hair lightly striped tan male. We got him all his shots and had him neutered with the understanding he was to be our only cat. We both decided on the name Vinni after a lot of influence by me. Of course I was thinking of Vincent van Gogh and his Sunflowers!
Now it is a little over a year since Vinni was born, and yesterday my wife Nancy told me their was a cat hanging around outside that reminded her of Vatu, and wanted him to go away. I didn't pay her any mind to what she had said, because I thought that I knew different. Late last night I was working on my computer and kept on hearing this faint meow outside and I knew that Vinni was in. So,... I went outside to investigate. When I seen the cat I thought to myself, this cannot be Vatu, for I thought him to be much bigger. He looked at me with those big green eyes and went Meow,... just like Vatu!
I still did not believe this cat to be Vato, but I went inside and brought him out a handful of cat food and put it in a dish on one of our lawn chairs. Up he went and ate a couple of mouthfuls and came off of that chair soon as I was headed to the side door. I literally had to push him off of the steps and hurriedly got through the storm door closing it quickly while still almost shutting it on this cat head. I then went back to my computer to only hear a barrage of cat meows. Before going to bed, I peak through the curtains to see if he was still there. There he was looking up at me, and started his meowing all over again. I then went to bed and figured he would be gone in the morning.
When I got up this morning, the first thing that I did even before getting myself a cup of coffee I went to see if he were still at our side door. He wasn't their so I went to the kitchen to fix my coffee and I heard his meow at our shop store door where he was always at when he was left out overnight. I went to the door and opened it and in he came at a run while leaping onto the first row of appliances running all the way to the end of the row and leaping onto our store counter just the way that he had in the past. I knew then immediately this cat was Vatu!