After reading an incredible story today on one of the search engines that really made me think, feel, and wonder if it had a good ending or a sad ending I thought I would ask your opinion.
I read about the ending but it hurt. It turned out much like a divorce case where the child was awarded to parents unknown and against their will due to age and ownership and what the court calls "genetic power". The power of the genes should decide just where the child belongs.
At least, when it is not settled in a courtroom with a huge battle of sorts. I think I'm confused and I hope the minds of the "owners" change their mind for the sake of the child.
The account of what actually happened was not black and white. It was gray and blurry and unanswered. Seven (7) years ago in Rogers, Arkansas, a little shih tzu disappeared from her owner's back yard. The gate was open and there was no explanation of the disappearance. Andrew Navarette told the media that he had no idea what happened. She was just gone. Her name was Mimi and she even had a microchip placed in the back of her neck for protection. He loved her very much. Since that time, after having an all out search in Rogers, Ark for Mimi, Mr. Navarette moved to Woodlake, California.
And the clock ticked on.
Vague stories were attempted to be explained how a lady named Kim Rafter of Rogers, Arkansas ended up raising Mimi. Somehow, this past Saturday, Mimi showed up at an animal clinic. The Vets checked and there was the Micro-chip.
Andrew Navarette, Mimi's dad, had never changed his cell phone number and received the shocking call that his baby Mimi was found! Yes, seven (7) years later and he received the call! He was dumbfounded and thrilled! He offered to pay for the plane flight back to California to join Mimi's original owner.
It looks like Mimi is headed home.
My concern. No matter what the obscure stories told by the current caretakers of Mimi, whether they are true or false, I think we should think about the dog! Rafter contacted the shelter looking for her lost dog to find out that Mimi had a different owner. Hummm.
Who wins here and who loses? The Vet that examined Mimi said that she was healthy and well cared for. Rafter recants that she has raised Mimi for the last seven years and the dog is a part of her family. They are mourning for Mimi.
Let's say you are one of the Jurors....
How would you handle this? Would you give Mimi to her original daddy? Or, would you give her back to the family that originally raised and loved her for the largest part of her life?
Check out my website at: www.debs-realestate.com.