She was out walking her dog one evening when it barked at something hiding in the bushes, out came a large beautiful cat. She didn’t know it but he was a cat on a mission, a cat that would change both of their lives, forever.
Ann Boshche and her Dachsund Gracie like to take evening walks but on one particular night, something unexpected happened. Something that would change Ann’s life forever.
Grace the Daschungd barked at something in the bushes. Unperturbed at all the ruckus, out from the bushes walked a large very handsome cat with a white tip on his tale. Ann spoke to him in a soft voice, saying, “aren’t you a fancy thing.”
Ann already had two cats of her own, so food was not a problem. So she went home for some cat food. A little nervous upon her return, he ate quickly, said his thanks and departed. But the next night he was back.
After a little patience, Ann was able to encourage Mr. Fancy to wait on her porch every morning and every night. Though the man in her life did feel that one dog and two cats were more than enough for their household.
So Ann reluctantly agreed that for Mr. Fancy, a shelter was probably the best place for him to be. A place where he had a chance to find his forever home. No one told Mr. Fancy though, he had plans that Ann’s husband and the shelter were not getting in the way of.
When she dropped Mr. Fancy off, she was told by the shelter staff that he had been banging his head against the inside of the carrier door. Probably not the best thing to tell Ann as she cried all the way home.
“We get several dogs and cats dropped off in this neighborhood so I figured this was another one,” Ann explained.
Ann kept checking the shelter’s website for his adoption photos just hoping to learn he had found a home. She never saw one and hoped that meant he had managed to find a home quickly.
What actually happened could not have been more different! Mr. Fancy found a way to escape the shelter only 20 minutes after Ann left. He was a cat on a mission because exactly one month later, Ann was surprised to hear voices at her house at 5:30 in the morning.
Ann stated. “I got up to see and what I found was nothing short of a miracle. I saw a cat, sitting at my husband’s feet, talking to him. I kept trying to focus on the cat and when he flipped his tail around, I saw proof. There was the white tip. I started crying and quietly said ‘Oh my baby, Hi Fancy.’ He turned, saw me and ran to me, talking and squealing the whole way. I truly think he was saying ‘I found you! I’m home now.’”
Her husband should have known any objections surely would have been very futile at this point. These two were destined to be together!
“This cat spent a month traveling along busy streets, railroad lines, and rough neighborhoods trying to find me,” Ann said.
“I think he had a guardian angel looking out for him, directing him back to my house. I love him so much and feel we were meant to be together. He belongs here. Mr. Fancy will never want for a home, food or love again.”