I read all about 'Finding Beau' in Huskee's Blog and it brings tears to my eyes. It reminds me of the day that i went missing which happened two years back. The only difference was that i was not stolen, i was lost.
That time, we were fostering a kitten and i treated the kitten like my own pup. I slept with him every night and even allows him to suckle my 'girl's bits'. And then one day, when Mama open the door, he ran out and i ran out too. By the time Mama locked the gate (she was scared that Boy will run out too) i was nowhere to be found. She went down the stairs and she does not know whether i went the left way or the right. She walked round and round the neighbourhood many times that night. She also went to all the levels on our flat and called out my name but i was nowhere to be found. The kitten went back home that night by himself but i didnt.
Mama was so sad that she couldnt sleep and cried the whole night. The very next morning, she called the SPCA and reported my case. She even printed out pictures of me and intend to paste all around the neighbourhood. She didnt care that she was breaking the law by doing that. At about 3pm, she received a call from SPCA. They informed her that someone has called them to report that they found a shih tzu. And the description fits (especially the purple ribbon that i was wearing on my hair). They told her to go down and take a look and whether it was me or not, give them a call back.
She immediately drove down to the location and there, she saw a family with me waiting for her arrival. I didnt notice her at first and i think she could see from my face that i was sad too. The moment i heard her voice calling me, i sprang back to life. This was what happened actually, i went down the stairs and ran all the way to the left and walked about 400 m away. I was about to cross the road when i saw a taxi and being scared, i just stop and stood there in the centre of the road. Lucky thing the taxi braked on time, and the passenger who was inside scooped me up and told the taxi to make a detour back to her home.
That night i could not sleep at all and i was barking and barking. But the whole family was very nice to me. They bought me shampoo, food, toys and treats. And when i bark and bark in the wee morning, the whole family brought me down for a walk and forsake their sleep. The girl had fallen in love with me and wanted to keep me but her dad told her that not to be selfish and that my mama might be so sad and missed me. So her dad compromise that if they reported me to SPCA and no one come to claim me, he will allow her to adopt me.
So when Mama came (the family just knew that she was my Mama from my reaction), the girl broke down in tears. I didnt want to disappoint the girl but i love my Mama. They even refused a token that Mama wanted to give them.
A month later, the girl called Mama up to inform her that she just got a shih tzu puppy. She then explained that she really wanted a companion but her mom didnt allow that. Her mom thought that 'we' are very dirty and naughty. But after seeing how well mannered i was that night, her mom changed her mind. We are so happy for her.
In my case, i managed to find my Mama back and i am very grateful for that. I will always remember that family and their kindness. So i really hope and will continue to believe that Beau will be found one day.