Meanwood – December 2017
Meet Rhubarb (Roo for short), the Meanwood surgery Pet of the Month for December 2017. With Christmas approaching, Roo’s heartwarming tale of loss and recovery seems a perfect one to share.
Back in October, Roo and her sister Crumble were on their way to see us for their first annual booster vaccination. On the way into the surgery, Roo managed to break out of her cat carrier and run away. As you can imagine, her owner was distraught and began a relentless search to bring Roo home. She put posters up all around the Meanwood area in the hope the someone would see her, but for six long weeks, she heard nothing.
Then out of the blue, she received a call from a man who had seen one of Roo’s posters. The man had seen a cat matching Roo’s description making visits to his shed. He had tried to catch the cat on multiple occasions but had been unable to do so. On receiving the call, Roo’s owner went straight to the man’s house and, as she arrived, saw Roo in the street! She called Roo’s name and the cat immediately stopped and turned. Upon seeing who had called, the cat ran straight towards her owner, jumping happily into her loving arms. It was Roo!
After finally reuniting with her owner, Roo came in to visit us for a health check. During her time in the wilderness, Roo had lost weight, her coat was in poor condition. She had also picked up a few ticks. Fortunately, this was the extent of her problems and, now that she was back in her warm, loving home with plenty of good food, she would be back to full health in no time. After such an ordeal, we think Roo is a worthy winner of our Pet of the Month award this month. Welcome home Roo!