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April 21, 2018

Miracles exist : Lucio the cat


I've just got back to the UK from a wonderful, but not uneventful week at El Refugio. More impressions to follow. But for now, one of the most eventful of the events ... Fabienne tells the story ...

Miracles exist .... Lucio the cat.

We started our day this morning at 6 o'clock, everything went as normal, busy and without stopping but good. When we went for the flight of the afternoon everything went well ... until ...

Sarah and Joke escorted puppies, and one cat, our Lucio. It was the good soul's turn to go home; he was brought by his foster daddy and ev. But that did not happen, because the stupid man from the Seguridad was full of abuse of power - a jobsworth we call them in the UK. He said that the cat had to go through security without the help of the foster dad. They explained how dangerous it could be and the real possibility that the cat could escape as it was frightened. The arguments went round ad round but the power hungry man stuck to his point of view. He insisted that we 'rescue people' were exaggerating the danger. And so Lucio had to be processed as he insisted and ....
I had just about finished getting our dogs to the plane when the phone rang ... "Fabienne, the cat has escaped, ..."My heart went awry, ... my God! we ran to the Seguridad, and there we heard that he might have escaped through the glass door... we were all suddenly looking around like madmen, ... looking around, asking, ... this could not be true ...

Until suddenly Dianeke walked to the info desk and saw Pascal from Tui running with ...
Yes, with Lucio, ... she had seen him flee and with all her courage and strength she had run after the cat until he crawled into the bottom of something and remained there afraid and then she picked him up and just caressed him, because Lucio is actually a good soul; he had just panicked when he suddenly found himself without his foster daddy ...all those people, all those sounds and .... then it happened. Brave Sarah and Joke tried to stop him but he slipped out of their hands, that's normal with a frightened cat. It means nothing to them at security. But we do this all the time and we know what we are doing. Only today Mister Powerful decided that it was not possible to do it the way we always do it anymore, with all the consequences that resulted from that, ...

There we stood with Lucio in our arms and ... .what now, had he missed his flight?
We thought so until suddenly Joke turned up like a whirlwind, "I am taking this Lucio with me"she said 'And I dare them to ask me to take him out of the basket ..."   and she was gone !!!
And so Lucio flew to his new owners ... thanks to Joke and Sarah, to our hero today Pascal of Jet Air and to everyone who helped, ..

This is the first time in 18 years that we have had this happen ... it was a heart stopping moment ... pfffff ... It is incredible but true, .. miracles exist, ...!

For some pictures of dear Lucio in his new home, please see the next post.

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