The recent California wildfire has affected so many lives including Chauncy Walcott, who refused to be evacuated. Despite earlier warnings from authorities to evacuate his home, Walcott decided to stay because of his beloved cat named Spazzy.
“I stayed home with my kitty because I had no cat carrier, and I wasn’t going to throw her out on the street,” Walcott said. “So I stayed home.”
Luckily for them, the flames of the California wildfire never reached their home. However, the house was in danger after embers fell from the sky that sets bushes on fire.
Unfortunately, Walcott’s cat accidentally got out from the house and disappeared into the bush. He got really worried because there are reports of fire tornadoes happening in the area near them. The cat owner is also worried about the foxes that are seen nearby.
After a couple of weeks, the cat never came back, which made Walcott wondered if she had purposely run away.
“She’d never done that before,” he said. “She always came back.”
The cat lover rescued the adorable kitty eight years ago after she was thrown out of a window by a former neighbor.
“One day, I was going outside my front door to go out and smoke a cigarette, and all of sudden, I hear this cat go, ‘Meooooow,’” Walcott explained. “And this cat flew out of a window of a top floor. She fell to the ground and looked stunned. Then a lady stuck her head out of the window and said, ‘I hate you, cat. I hate you. Don’t come back into the house.’ And I said, ‘You don’t ever have to worry about that. The cat’s coming home with me.’”
“I spend at least nine hours a day with her — at least,” Walcott said. “She sleeps with me at night on my bed with me. She lays on my chest.”
The idea of losing his cat was just too much for Walcott to fathom. He didn’t know what just happened. He got so confused!
Walcott got really sad until he received a phone call from someone who said to have found a cat that matches Spazzy’s description. He immediately went to the Sonoma County Humane Society to verify if the lost cat was indeed Spazzy.
“She was laying in the cage, and she looked up to me and didn’t quite notice me until I went up there and said, ‘Spazzzzzzy,’” Walcott said. “She perked up and went to the front of the cage and went, ‘Meow.’ She never meows at me, but that time she did. She knew it was me. She knew.”
“I felt no more sorrow, no more hurt,” Walcott said. “I felt happy and proud to know that she was safe and back into my arms.”
Thankfully, Spazzy was not hurt after being found in a culvert located a few miles from Walcott’s house.
“I want to thank the person who found her and brought her to the shelter,” Walcott said. “I appreciate what they did.”
Walcott said that Spazzy immediately went to bed as soon as they arrived home from the shelter.
We are so happy that both of them have found each other again.
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H/T: The Dodo