Bear was a handsome classic tabby cat. His brother was Teddy. They look very alike and were inseparable. They liked to explore the neighbourhood together. Bear died last month and his owners were heartbroken.
Teddy carried on exploring. One day he came back with a note attached to his collar and one of his owners, Scott Ewels, realised that Bear had brightened up the life of a complete stranger who missed him as much as his owner.
“Dear Owner; I’m your neighbour, living in 4. I’m also your cats’ close friends as they (2 cats) are used to coming to my room everyday. But one of them, a bigger one has disappeared for two weeks.
“Is he ok? I’m so worried about him. He is so lovely cat and always touched my heart. Wish he is fine. – Y.T. 2/March/2017.”
The person who wrote this charming note is a female, Taiwanese exchange student who is studying at a local university.
She was homesick and Bear lifted her mood. The student and owner met up and she visited Bear’s grave in the garden of the owner’s home. She laid flowers at his grave.
Bear’s owners found out that he’d sit on the student’s bed and listen to her (I presume she is a music student). She took a photo of Bear and Teddy in her home:
It is a charming story and one which reminds us that outside cats often visit the homes of neighbours and become acquainted and sometimes close friends even to the point where the cats decides on changing their human caretaker/guardian.
Source: Mirror online.