Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Cat Came Back

Honey when we first rescued her as an abandoned kitten

After almost 4 months MIA, our pet Honey has returned to the fold. The prodigal cat is back home!

It was quite an adventure for our wayward kitty. She went missing the day after my birthday in December and found while my father was in the hospital a little over two weeks ago. (Note: She was actually brought home a couple of days ago.) My husband shared a detailed account with me on how he eventually got her home. Suffice to say, that he saw a wild cat transformed into the sweet and affectionate cat we knew, as soon as she got home.

There are a few people that need to be thanked.

First of all, I truly believe my dear ol' dad helped me get my cat back. He knew how heartbroken I was about her being lost. Now that he is able to help his loved ones, he didn't hesitate us recover our pet.

My husband also believes St. Francis' intercession had a hand in this small miracle. My sister who also firmly believes my dad helped us, reminded me that my father had a deep devotion to St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. He had a big garden statue of St. Francis in a prominent place in room.

It was my father and mother's love of animals that all of us inherited.

Okay, now for the people who helped:

- My friends like Betty, who knew Honey would be found. She shared with me a St. Martin de Porres connection one morning when she walked home from Mass. St. Martin de Porres is another patron saint of animals.

- My homeschooling friends who prayed for Honey to be found and continually asked about any updates.

- Our neighbors who actually went beyond the call of duty in helping us search high and low for this cat! Jon, Barbara, Takeo, Wyman, et al.

- The security guards all over town who couldn't have been nicer when we posted signs and asked them to keep an eye open for the krazy kat.

- The many people who called us when they saw our Lost Cat signs all over our neighborhood. The last one, actually paid off. It was a good thing we never dismissed any call even though it seemed like a slim chance it was Honey.

It was a feral cat colony caregiver who called us. She was sure this cat was different than the rest. She called because she saw the sign I posted in the area where she fed the cats.

- My family who commiserated with me.

I know I am forgetting many, many people for their help and I'm sorry about that. We are very appreciative though.

And, last but not least my husband Dan who suffered with me when we lost Honey. He actually felt my pain and prayed, prayed and never gave up hope.

He is the actually cat-lover in the family.

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Ed Sousa, Sr. said...

Dear Esther, I'm so happy to hear that your cat Honey is back home with you.
What a nice miracle you received.
God Bless

Esther said...

Thank you Ed. Thanks for the prayers too.

SQUELLY said...

I am so happy she is back!

Cy said...

Hip Hip Hurray!! :-D

catholicandgop said...

This is wonderful Esther. I'm so excited for you. :)

Rosemary Bogdan said...

How wonderful she was found! Thanks be to God. Had to be the prayers. How unlikely that she would be found after so much time.

Aussie Therese said...

That is wonderful news Esther. I would be heartbroken too if our little cat went missing.

I am so glad you were able to find her.

Anonymous said...

Esther, couldn't believe my eyes when I read your blog.
Felt sad with the loss you suffered, Honey and the huge loss of your dear dad. We are so happy for you, Dan and Joey I am sure your dad got that cat back for his little girl.
Les and Betty

Alexandra said...

This is the best news that I have heard all week! I can see mischief in this kitty's eyes. Hopefully, he(She) has learned a lesson.

I'm so glad that you found Honey. I bet his(her) dog friend is happy as well.

Esther said...

Thanks Everyone!!

Betty, thank you very much. Hope you and Les are well.

Gail said...

That's so great! I'm so happy for all of you.

Jean M. Heimann said...

PTL! I'm so happy for you, Esther! This is truly a miracle. I prayed for this for a long time, but when it didn't happen, I thought that God had other plans for your cat. I know how much this means to you and rejoice with you.

Anonymous said...

!!! How perfect! I guess someone may have lost her lanai privileges? When your sweet brother told me she had gone missing, I asked St Francis to look after her and protect her. I am so delighted to hear the good news!
Thank you Lord, for all your mercies!

Mimi said...

Whohoooooooooooo. I'm so glad!

Fr. Daren J. Zehnle said...

What wonderful news, Esther!

Esther said...

Thanks Gail, Mimi and everyone!

S., thanks so much for the gift and beautiful card!! ...and another St. Francis connection :-)

Jean, I appreciate all the prayers for that little cat.

Father, I'm so glad you blessed her.

Joyful Days said...

So glad you got your kitty back!! Honestly, she (and you) had crossed my mind the other day, but I was so afraid to ask anything. I know how much losing a pet hurts.

Just tickled to see this post!!


DR said...


I am so glad to hear that your cat has been returned to you. Pet's really do become part of the family. Know that your family is still in your prayers and that your father is in Paradise.

Esther said...

Thank you Julie!

DR, I really appreciate that. TY.

Anonymous said...

Esther: I knew she'd come back and couldn't understand why she hadn't. My heavenly cat intercessors gave me an inner assurance that she would.


Easter A. said...

Esther, is that a recent picture of Honey?

Love to you...

Esther said...

TY Marian!

Easter, no, that was taken last year I think.