Monday, April 19, 2010

If Only Charles Could Talk

This beautiful kitty somehow made his way from Albuquerque to Chicago, where he turned up at the city shelter. This is why I am such a fan of microchipping your pets: Charles' owner was found because the shelter workers found his microchip! Major props to American Airlines for comping Charles his airline under-seat fee to get back to his owner, but the real hero is Lucien Sims, a fellow cat lover from Albuquerque who was going to Chicago for a wedding last weekend, and volunteered to escort Charles back home to his owner Robin Alex, who lost Charles when she entrusted him to a friend while she was volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans.

Sometimes, people like Lucien and Robin restore my faith in humans.