Scott Ewels' two cats, Bear and Teddy, loved to roam around near his house during the day.
Like lots of cat owners with pets who explore outside, Scott had no idea what they were doing without him, but he trusted they were okay. Sadly, after Bear went missing for a few days Scott found he had been hit by a car near his house.
While he was heartbroken, Bear's death lead to an unexpected and happy surprise. Just a few days later, Teddy came home with a note attached to his collar.
The letter reads:
“Dear Owner: I'm your neighbor, 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."
Scott was obviously shocked to find out his cats had been living a double life, but he wrote a letter back right away, explaining what had happened.
Scott wrote that Bear had passed, and also said how glad he was that the neighbor had gotten to know his cats. He added his e-mail address, and the neighbor wrote back soon with pictures of Bear and Teddy visiting her.
She said that she was a very lonely person, so their visits meant a lot to her. She had even read her university thesis to Bear and Teddy because she had no one else to practice with.
Scott says that he and Bear's secret, second owner would be meeting to say goodbye to the cat they both loved, together.
It may be sad, but this story proves that animals can make our lives better in strange and mysterious ways!