By pure coincidence, a cat owner whose pet had been missing for eight months identified the cat’s voice during a conversation she was having with her veterinarian. This unbelievable circumstance led to the successful reunion of the puss and its owner in Braintree, Essex.
Rachael Lawrence lost one of her house cats, Barnaby, some time ago. The cat, nicknamed Fatman by the family, remained missing despite his owners’ best efforts to find him.
Ms. Lawrence also stated that she had paid to have him microchipped before Barnaby went missing. However, the mother of three questioned whether or not the surgery had been done properly.
For Rachel and her kids, Fatman was gone forever. However, months after the cat vanished, the Braintree resident made a startling discovery.
Rachael claims that she was on the phone with the veterinarian discussing her other pet when she heard a sound in the background of the conversation. It was missing Barnaby’s unmistakable purr.
Intrigued but unsure of what she had heard, Rachel continued her chat with the professional. After she hung up, the cat’s meow was on her mind the whole time.
So, the Essex mother called the vet clinic back to learn more about the cat since it was troubling her. They told her the animal she had heard earlier was a stray cat.
The missing cat makes his awaited return
Rachael told The Sun she was so certain that it was Barnaby that she immediately called the veterinarian a second time to inquire if the cat had Barnaby’s distinctive features: a black hair coat with a white patch on one of his rear feet.
Once the vet had confirmed that the description was accurate, Rachael was on her way to the practice. The nervous owner carried a couple of images of Barnaby with her so she could present them to the staff.
Rachael knew it was her cat from the moment the clinic staff brought the black feline into the room. The woman couldn’t hold her tears when she saw her pet.
“We hadn’t seen him for eight months,”she said.
Barnaby “Fatman” was back to his loving family. But upon his return, Rachel noted that he had lots of scabs and lacked fur.
Besides, fat he was no longer. Despite his unkempt appearance, the cherished animal was more than delighted to be taken up and caressed.
With his family’s care, he would soon return to the chubby kitty they once knew.