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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Cat/Chip return after 3 1/2 years

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Our two daughters were heartbroken. We posted signs, combed the neighborhood and called the microchip registry to make sure she was on file. The days of her disappearance turned into weeks, months, then years.

Then one evening, a few weeks before Christmas, there was a knock at the door. A middle-aged woman stood there in the dark peering at us quizzically. "Have you lost a cat?" she asked. No, I replied, knowing that our three cats, now all kept permanently indoors, were safe and sound. "An orange-ish cat?" she persisted. "I found her in the Presidio." Our family gave each other startled looks and said in unison, "Dicey?" Indeed, it was.

Turns out, Dicey's guardian angel is a woman named Tina who feeds lost and hungry animals. One night, while putting out food less than a mile from our house, Tina spotted the famished and parasite-ridden Dicey shyly eyeing her.

After a few feeding sessions, Dicey trusted the kind stranger enough to be picked up. Tina took Dicey to a vet, where they scanned the identity chip and found our address. If you've ever wondered if microchips work, let Dicey set you straight.

Once tucked inside, safe and sound, Dicey didn't even give her former nemesis a second glance. Ripley is nothing compared with what she was up against in the great outdoors. Quickly re-establishing herself as queen of the house, Dicey is the first of our four kitties in line at the food bowl and has already put on 3 pounds.

The last time people tried to elimate free roaming cats it resulted in The Black Plague.
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Nice story!


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Yeah, I'm home.


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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2010, 02:30 PM
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The vet gave the woman their address....? Nice story, like chips, but that part creeped me out.
Perhaps the vet knew the woman and trusted her.

Happy you're home, Dicey. I wonder what stories you'd tell if you could speak human.

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Oh, I'm so happy for you! This is truly a heartwarming story. I'm sure your daughter is overjoyed!

Privacy concerns yes, but if either of my microchipped pseudo-children were ever lost. I wouldn't care if people knew where I lived, as long as they were found and back home.

But yes, truly. It's never a bad idea to have both microchip and a collar tag. This story proves the microchip is a great idea that works.
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How wonderful that is for Dicey and family! What a heartwarming story.




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Most cats never make it home. What a great heartwarming story. The angels were watching over Dicey for her to survive like that! Thanks for posting this wonderful story!
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