Howdy all, My wife (Lisa) and I (Bryce), would like to introduce you to a true LOVE story between Billy and Bryce and Lisa…
Thanksgiving 2012, that was the first time that Billy showed up outside our door. He was a rather large grey tabbycat and was definitely not a feral cat. The very first thing we noticed is Billy wanted to sit in our lap when we sit down to rest. What a LOVE he was (and still is). While in our laps, we noticed that he had been de-clawed. Immediately we knew that he was somebody’s pet and probably near-by.
We live in Wadsworth, NV on the Paiute Indian Reservation. We do not have any mail distribution at our home and must go to the local post office for our mail. We decided to post a photo of Billy on one of the bulletin boards inside the P.O. First we had to clear it with the postmaster. When we showed her the photo, she went emotional as she recognized Billy. Billy had been raised by her from a kitten until recently when he disappeared from her home.
The postmaster immediately made arrangements with us to pick up Billy that very day. Billy seemed happy to see her and went home with her by leaping into the back seat. No carrying case for Billy! Lisa and I were happy that we found Billy’s “MOM”. This was the day after Thanksgiving 2012. The very next morning we heard meowing from our porch… Billy was back!
Billy’s home was a couple of miles away and across a river. He had to find his way back to our place the hard way. Well, we headed off to the post office as soon as it opened of course. We brought Billy’s “MOM” (the postmaster) up to speed on his where-a-bouts. What do we do now? We decided to do nothing except begin feeding Billy and creating a warn bed for the very cold nights. Afterall, Billy new where his OLD home was and did not want to be there anymore.
We later learned more about Billy’s “MOM” and probably what caused Billy to run away from home. Billy’s “MOM” had recently re-married (before Billy left home the first time). Her new hubby also had brought with him, a very large dog that liked to bark. It turns out that while Billy is very loving to other cats and humans, he just does NOT LIKE dogs!