I loved this. I LOVE THAT LIFE GAVE YOU THIS!
and similarly, I have something…er…similar — though quite different, too. my niece’s cat Butter ran off one night, and we all assumed she was dead. we begged my niece to try to think of her in a new life (hoping we could convince her that she perhaps got picked up by a new family, rather than died.) she cried desperately night after night, until the tears faded and the months moved along. I used to write a blog about my dog (http://browndogblog-kelly.blogspot.com/2013/07/whats-montague.html), so I sat down one night to finish a post I’d started about names/labels/possession of animals…and as I wrapped up the post, my sister called. the cat had come home.