I slowed down to catch my breath and another enormous tree limb crashed close by and I started running again so the ice pellets wouldn't sting me. I tried to stop and rest a bit, but the sharp crack of the trees splitting kept me going.
I must have run for two nights and a day before I came upon a road that had been cleared. It was so much easier to jog along this road, but I was lost, there were no landmarks that looked familiar. By now I was very hungry and my feet were raw from running on the ice. All of a sudden, a car pulled up slowly and I met my first angel who jumped out and said, "Oh, honey, come here." I ran to her and she took me to the car where I met my second angel.
I was taken to a local, non-profit/no-kill rescue named Willow Creek Sanctuary where I stayed with my third angel who doctored me, loved me (I even was allowed to sleep with her in her bed!) In the meantime, my third angel ran "Found" ads, and called all the humane societies in the area, but there was no response. My third angel took me to her veterinarian for a check-up, but all I needed was rest to heal my feet.
I stayed almost two months there before I was taken to Petsmart on a Sunday for their adoption day. At the end of that day, a real nice couple came over and played and loved on me. These were to be my fourth and fifth angels who wanted me to be a part of their family.
I now live on a farm in Lexington. I have numerous other animals to play with. Recently, I was diagnosed with epilepsy, Willow Creek Sanctuary was concerned, however, my two angels said, "He's part of our family now and we want to keep him. So, I have medicine to control the seizures and I am very, very happy.
Best wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Super New Year — with no ice storms!