10 October 2011


It's pretty crazy how things work out sometimes. Right after I blogged about how there wasn't enough kindness in the world, and how I wanted to try to be more selfless, I was lucky enough to be the one given kindness when I needed it.

To sort of introduce the story, I have a cat named Dexter (although Jeremy likes to call him Mittens). I got him when I moved down here a little over a year ago because this was the first time I had lived alone. It was kinda sad and lonely coming home to an empty apartment. Soooo I got a cat, and he is a crazy one. 

This leads us to today. Today, I got a phone call from the sweet old lady that lives in the apartment below me. She said she had my cat. What!? How in the world did he get out of my apartment! Well after thinking about it, I'm pretty sure he jumped out the window of my second floor apartment even though the screens are still intact... 

Anyways, she saw him outside our apartment building and knew he didn't belong outside even though she wasn't sure if he was my cat or not. She ended up getting my phone number off his collar and getting in touch with me. I wasn't able to get home for a few hours so between her and another extremely kind neighbor, they watched my cat all day until I came home.

I feel so lucky that they were watching out for me and went out of their way to help me and him. I don't know what I would have done if I had come home to an empty apartment. Probably freaked out a little.. I don't really want to think about it. 

Basically, I am so thankful and feel so blessed to have such wonderful people looking out for me. I don't know them other than a polite hello when we see each other outside, yet they were there for me today when I needed them. 


On a side note... and some more kindness.. I received the Versatile Blogger award from Sharon over at Life Reinvented in Phoenix.. thanks Shar, that was so sweet of you!!! 


  1. Congratulations on your blog award, Alyssa.

    That is such a nice story. You have a really nice neighbor.


  2. Glad you got your cat back! For those of us that have them, pets are so important!


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