A few years ago, our rescue cat (Lola) who lived at a dumpster in my former office’s parking lot disappeared! She refused to stay in the house. She slept in bed with us or our son at night, but pretty much stayed in the yard. So, when she didn’t come home one night we put in an all-out effort to find her.
I spoke with neighbors about her disappearance and heard some awful things about some people who were trapping and POISONING cats. We printed posters for the neighborhood. I was so distraught and worried that I drafted a letter to all of the neighbors. I even took a vacation day from work, was up all night in tears fearing the worst.
The next morning, a very nice woman left a voicemail on my cell saying that she thought she had our girl. We met her at the nearby Walmart parking lot straight away and got our precious girl back.
For the last TWO years, I kept reminding myself to find this woman, thank her, contribute to her Rescue, etc. Fast forward…a few months ago, (I’m now working at Abandoned Pet Rescue) Executive Director Susie Hansen asked me to go to Walmart for some supplies. As I headed there I remembered that day when that amazing woman returned Lola to us. Still wondering if I would ever meet her again.
Recently, I looked at my phone and wondered why I had Susie’s contact number saved as “Susie Cat Rescue”. Finally, I put it together. It was our very own Susie Hansen who brought our Lola back to us!
Serendipitous to say the least. She has been our unsung hero since then and now, she is my boss/coworker whom I already had such love and respect for.
Isn’t that remarkable?!
Cathi Guidara White