Back in August, the decision was made to no longer work with lost pet cases. As with any big change, sometimes there are situations that arise which challenge our decisions. Late last week, a call came in from a woman in Michigan. Her daughter's cat had been missing for two weeks, and she had been referred by another client. That client had worked with me to locate a lost terrier in the same state. What tugged at my heart strings was that this cat was very bonded to a young girl. He often followed her around, and she missed him terribly.
Due to the circumstances, I agreed to help locate the kitty. The woman was incredibly respectful of my time and how the process worked. My connection with "Bear" was extremely strong. He insisted that he was alive, and not far from home. He could hear them calling, but it was muffled. Bear showed me a mental picture of lattice, and indicated that he was within the lattice, as if under a "deck". He kept stating that "He couldn't get out". The home he showed was a two story, newer, and light or white in color.
With this information, the woman and her family searched for Bear. I asked for the physical address that he left from, and used Google Maps to further connect with him. Using the map, Bear showed me that he was within a square area, and that he hadn't crossed the highway or water. But over the next three days, there were still no signs of Bear.
We talked again on Monday, and Bear was able to tell me he was still alive. He was thirsty, and stated that he was still "trapped". Bear suggested that this may be an enclosure, such as a garden shed. He could see through the lattice. I suggested that Bear's owner knock on doors and ask her neighbors to open their garden sheds.
After I hung up with the woman, Bear told me "I'm going home today. She's going to find me". This gave me hope! Several times, the client had mentioned it was so important to her to have Bear home for Christmas. His little girl missed him so much!
Within one hour of our call, Bear's owner called back. He had been found! Bear was alive and well! She had knocked on a neighbor's door, who mentioned that she had noticed a sheet had been moved in her garage window. The garage door was lifted, and..... there was Bear!
In the garage, there was lattice. Bear did indeed have a view of the lattice. This was the house right next door to his, so it was close. From the side, it resembled the house Bear had described. There were lots of happy tears. I was so relieved that I'd taken this case, and listened to my intuition that I "had to". And above all, there was the comfort of knowing that Bear was home with his little girl for Christmas.
Jen Ortman, owner of Holistipet (LLC) is a Professional Animal Communicator, Animal Reiki Master Teacher, author, and speaker.