As it turned out, they found the ashes – Matthew beloved cat. They asked for the number from the registration information, and expressed their fingers that the owner could pick up – and he did. Matthew who was in Arkansas at the time, was in complete disbelief.
“I had been thinking about Ashes every day,” he told staff at Lollypop Farm.
He immediately rearranged his driving schedule and made his way to New York. Ashes was counting down to the date of the reunion, he received the medical attention he needed, and gained some healthy weight.
A week and a half after Ashes arrived, Matthew’s 18-wheeler pulled up in front of the shelter.