1. I’m glad you found him!

    Afew years back, I had a cat disappear out the door (I mean, that has to be what happened) and we NEVER found him.

    It’s a terrible way to lose an animal, not knowing how long you should search…

    This was a happy ending.

  2. Oh yes. My lovely goldendoodle has been struggling with throwing up in the middle of the night. Well actually he’s fine with it I’ve been struggling 🙂
    But but but I wouldn’t have my life any other way 🙂

  3. I am glad you listened to your intuition! And so glad Rocky is OK. We were able to return a cat to its owner a couple of streets away after it “adopted” us. It kept coming to our yard and door after it had slipped out of its house. It was a very good feeling but nothing, I’m sure, compared to what you’re feeling right now!

    • Laurie Stone

      I’m so glad Rocky was found and its truly miraculous. Intuition is the perfect word. I believe that’s how our soul is guided. Thank you for reading.

  4. My heart was in my throat reading this, Laurie. I’m so thankful for a happy ending for you and for Rocky. Our Muggsy is turning 18 this month, and I pause often to just look at him with gratitude, knowing that all too soon he could be gone. I shudder at the thought of a pet-free house…

    • Laurie Stone

      Karen, I realize I could never live pet-free. The house felt so quiet. Your Muggsy sounds so sweet. I don’t blame you for enjoying him/her as long as possible.

  5. Dana

    I always wanted a dog, growing up, but my parents never let me. They said they wouldn’t pick up after it (doggie-doodoo). Later, I still wanted one, but was so busy with trying to get a good job, and then I wound up having to take care of my mom. So, life got in the way, and I never had any pets. Now my own health is so poor, that I’m not physically able to take care of one. Sigh. I envy dog owners, especially people who have Germans Shepherds. Those are my favorite! ♡

    • Laurie Stone

      Dana, So sorry to hear about your health. For whatever its worth, cats are very easy to take care of. They don’t need to be walked, use a litter box, and are very cuddly if you’re not feeling well. Something to consider. Thank you for reading.

  6. Oh dear! I felt horrible just reading this, but so glad it ended well. Our lives are currently ruled by our 7 year boxer and a little stray pup we’ve recently adopted. They’re hard work, but so worth it!

  7. Hinda

    I’ve been pet-less for several months. Circumstances led to having to give up Blue, our Bluenose Am Staff. It feels lonely without her. I rooted for finding your kitty while reading and was happy she was reunited with her family. Like all living creatures, luck played a part. So you are all lucky ……

    • Laurie Stone

      I agree Hinda. Luck played a huge part in finding Rocky. I’m sorry about Blue. I know someday you’ll find another pet who will be a wonderful companion.

  8. I am SO,SO happy you found Rocky. The poor little guy out in the snow. He must have been so scared and cold.

    The same thing happened to us once. We adopted two kitties from our local shelter. Then one year a cat kept coming to our back window. We took him in and adopted him.

    One of our first kitties was always skittish, and when we took in the outdoor cat the indoor one was frightened of him. So one day he bolted out the door and headed into our woods. For days we looked for him. We put photos up everywhere, I drove through neighborhoods, knocking on doors and crying my eyes out.

    Finally, a neighbor said he saw him hiding underneath his shed. My son and I walked over and I found our scared little guy. I had to hold onto him, very tight, to bring him home.

    He never got used to our new cat, but since then the other two passed away and this one is still with us at 14. And boy, do we love him. Heck, we love all cats!

    Loved your post, Laurie. We do love our pets!

    • Laurie Stone

      Cathy, Sounds like you were also incredibly lucky. It would’ve been so sad for either of our kitties to disappear and never know what happened. Thank God we both had happy endings.

  9. We had always had dogs until 6 years ago when our dog was hit by a truck and killed. Now, I’m no longer allowed to have pets due to my autoimmune disease and I realize how much I miss having a dog in the house. I can imagine how terrifying that was for you. We love our pets even when they drive us crazy!

    • Laurie Stone

      Rena, I’m so sorry about your dog killed by a truck. How devastating. For whatever its worth, some dogs are hypo-allergetic. Not sure if that applies or not. I hope someday you can get another pet.

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