Steve Hamel was busy in the garage working on his jeep when he noticed a furry feline looking up at him. It would have been less strange if he already had a cat…
To his surprise, a long-haired ginger cat joined in, hopping onto the jeep as if she’d always been a helping paw.
Steve was surprised and simply couldn’t believe how relaxed the cat was.
“I’m just trying to fix my jeep. I don’t even own a cat.”
The cat seemed to like Steve, and he liked her too. She cuddled up on his shoulders and demanded his attention. It was adorable, but where did she come from?
As Steve worked, she stayed on his shoulders, then climbed onto the crane and surveyed the jeep. Later, she snuggled up in his toolbox as if it were her bed.
It was an unexpected day with a little helper indeed.
Steve searched for the cat’s owners, but she had no microchip, and no one was looking for her. He asked around the neighborhood if anyone missed this sweet ginger feline and said:
“If we are unsuccessful we will be keeping the cat. She is quite a love.”
His family adored the cat, and his daughter named her Sally for the time being. They got her some cat stuff and enjoyed her presence.
However, Steve still felt obliged to keep looking for the cat’s owners a little longer. He continued the search and posted about the “garage cat” on Facebook, and soon a family contacted him.
Then, Steve shared an update on the story:
“We found the owners. These lovely people were reunited with their beloved cat. They lived right around the corner from us and had many heartwarming photos of the cat playing with their daughter.”
Though not easy, Steve felt good knowing he did the right thing. But this ginger feline left a mark on his heart…
So, he and his family decided to adopt.
“We wanted a tabby, but this one stole our hearts. She’s super sweet and black cats are less likely to be adopted than other cats. We had already made a Sally tag, so this is Sally 2.0.”
Ginger Sally left her paw prints all over Steve’s heart, and it led to an even happier ending: Steve and his family adopted a beautiful black cat.
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