Lost your cat? This story demonstrates that there’s always hope. For the past year, Kennebunkport, Maine, resident George Lichte thought his beloved cat, Romeo, was dead.
Romeo was famous in the town, once even showing up at the summer home of former President George H. Bush. Romeo, perhaps forever looking for Juliet, was commonly sighted around town. He even crashed weddings.
But one day he wandered off, and days and weeks went by without him returning.
The entire town was wondering, ” Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”
Lichte’s family put up posters, and word spread throughout Kennebunkport that the local feline celebrity had been lost. No one reported seeing him.
There’s plenty of wildlife around Kennebunkport, including coyotes. Many assumed Romeo had met his demise.
Alas, months after Romeo went missing, Lichte received a phone call from a veterinarian in Skowhegan, Maine, about 120 miles away.
Romeo was alive. He had jumped into the lap of a student at Unity College, who was going to keep the cat. But the veterinarian checked for a microchip and that is how Romeo was identified.
If only Romeo could talk. How did Romeo cross a major River, or survive in the forest through the freezing and snowy Maine winter? Perhaps the only way, though he is a Maine Coon, was that Romeo managed to find a family to take him in?
Romeo is today back to his normal routine of traipsing around Kennebunkport. Of course, in my opinion, Romeo would benefit by being transitioned to staying indoors only.