It has been said that rescue cats usually choose us rather than us choosing them, and this was certainly the case for a stray tabby in Mississippi, U.S. The heartwarming story begins when the Bosche family spotted a skinny and wary cat in their garden one evening. Despite the difficulties in approaching him, they decided to start leaving food out for him, knowing that he could do with a good meal.
For a month, the Bosche family diligently fed the tabby, slowly gaining his trust. However, they eventually made the difficult decision to take him to the animal shelter five miles away, where he would have a chance of finding a forever home. Ann Bosche, though knowing it was the right thing to do, couldn’t help feeling guilty about their decision as she drove the five miles back to her house, tears streaming down her face.
Little did they know that this determined kitty had other plans. Early one morning about a month later, Ann heard her husband talking to someone in the kitchen. Curious to see who it was, she discovered that her husband was talking to the same cat they had left at the shelter weeks before! The tabby had found his way back to the Bosche family, and his shyness was replaced with love and affection as he greeted them with friendly meows.
The Bosche family decided to name him Mr. Fancy and later learned from the shelter that he had escaped after being there for only 20 minutes. It took him a month to find his way back to the family that he had chosen. Ann believes that he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to their house.
“This cat spent a month traveling along busy streets, railroad lines, and rough neighborhoods trying to find me,” Ann said. “I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to be together. He belongs here. Mr. Fancy will never want for a home, food, or love again.”
Mr. Fancy’s story is a heartwarming example of how rescue cats often choose their human companions. In the process of searching for a forever home, Mr. Fancy found his way back to the Bosche family and has now settled in as a beloved member of their household.