Everyone wants to be a hero right? And when you are trying to be a hero, you really don’t want to stuff it up. We recently did a bit of both…
While out running near our house, about a month ago, Michael was greeted by a friendly little kitten. The next day our neighbourhood crime watch sent out an email about a missing cat. It seemed to match the description of the friendly kitten so he let the owners know where he’d seen it.
A few days later a missing cat picture was put in our postbox, which looked very much like the same cat. We didn’t see it again and heard no more news from the owners, until a few days ago…
I went walking with a friend and out popped the little kitten at around the same place. Once again it was friendly, but didn’t really want to be picked up. When we got home I casually mentioned something to Michael about it, who was excited to let the owners know. After speaking to the owner, who had not yet found their cat, we went back to find it again and eventually got it into our car. Really hoping that this was in fact the missing cat, and not someone else’s cat, we took it to the owner’s house.
Although the kitten seemed a little heavier (about a month had passed), she thought it was definitely either their cat or a twin, so we left it with her.
After comparing photos of their missing cat and the newly saved cat, they realised that this was not actually their cat. The lack of an ID microchip confirmed it. We had inadvertently just stolen someone else’s cat!
No fear though, a few hours later, kitty was quietly taken back to his home.
We can only hope that the real owner did not notice. Many lessons learnt!
Maybe we should leave the cat saving to those with more experience?