Ahhh, the feels!
Nothing like a reunion video to get the emotions running haywire! Especially a reunion video between a dog and his marine owner!
And to ensure his human does scurry off again on duty, this doggo has a clever plan... steal the hat!
Matthew B. and his cat, Ashes, often traveled together travel together in the comfort of his 18-wheeler. Then, one unfortunately truck stop in Ohio, Ashes accidentally slipped out of the truck, got spooked and ran for the brush.
Matthew was devastated. He searched and searched for Ashes with no luck. He had to continue forth on his route but Matthew re-arranged his routes over the next few months so he could return to that same truck spot and search for Ashes.
Unbeknownst to Matthew at that time, Ashes was found by a women, Kimberly T., who had been moving from the West Coast to New York. She made a pit stop at the very small truck stop and noticed a thin gray cat emerging from the brush. It was 13 degrees outside and Kimberly told Lollypop, "He was trying to not put his feet down on the ground, it was so cold."
She decided to take Ashes (who she funnily enough named "Smokey") with her to New York and to the Lollypop Farm.
The Lollypop Farm scanned for a microchip and discovered his owner had him registered under a Texas address that was over 1,465 miles away!
Matthew was finally reunited with Ashes.
Another story that is the perfect reminder on how important it is to get your beloved pets micro-chipped.
What a beautiful reunion!
Sasha, a Portland long-haired black cat, has been reunited with her hooman, Viktor Usov, after being missing for five years! The lost feline was found 1,300 miles away in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Usov originally adopted Sasha from the Oregon Humane Society about six years ago. Back then, Sasha was sick, had a distended belly protuding from his underside and had a constant runny nose. Usov didn't mind any of that, there was a click between the two, upon first meeting.
And luckily, after adopting Sasha, Usov's mom applied some acupuncture treatments that cleared up Sasha's health issues quickly.
Usov told OregonLive, "He turned into one of the friendliest cats I've ever met."
Sasha would follow Usov on walks, with their puppy, Tara. One day, Sasha went out for a walk and just didn't return.
"We waited a week or so," Usov said. "But when we didn't get a call from the Humane Society and no one returned him, we figured a coyote got him. We were upset but we moved on."
Fast forward to just this last week, Usov gets a phone call from an animal shelter in New Mexico -- Sasha was mircochipped! At first, Usov didn't believe it was the same cat, but when the shelter described Sasha's friendly demeanor he just knew.
According to the shelter in New Mexico, Sasha was particularly happy to be picked-up but appeared healthy and well-fed!
But how did Sasha get all the way to New Mexico? Usov has a theory:
"He went on a grand American adventure," Usov told KGW. "He stopped by the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, he saw the monuments, all the national parks, definitely Redwood Forest."
Congratulations on the happy reunion, Usov and Sasha! And just a friendly reminder to all the pet owners out there to please microchip your pets!
This cat knows what he wants and he knows just WHO he wants! That 'who' he wanted was Erin Breean.
Erin Breean was walking her dog, Murphy, with her boyfriend, when she noticed a furry stranger. She didn't realize at the time that this lil stranger would soon stalk her entire family for the next several days!
Thankfully, this furry stranger we're talking about is a cat. Otherwise, this story would just be really creepy.
Oh, our hearts! The world got to see the emotional reunion on live television!
Janet Dupris and Courtney Bergeron, owners of Angel's Pet Grooming, were waiting anxiously outside their burning business to find out if their pet cat and parrot had survived.
"Unfortunately we have a cat and a bird in our shop, and we haven't heard," Dupris, told WWLTV. "They opened the door and the ceiling was coming down."
Kenner Fire Department, the heroes of the day, walking out of the building with the white cat in his arms! And if that wasn't enough, moments later firefighters returned with the parrot!
Both animals were unharmed and have been reunited, shown in the videos below!
We love real-life happy endings, don't you?
FieldHaven Feline Center in Lincoln helped bring Dexter back to his grateful family and shared this remarkable story. The center estimates there are at least 1000 cats still waiting to be reunited with their owners after the devastating wild fires in California few months ago.