The Mail Lady
by N. Ridgel
(River Rouge, MI USA)
I rescued Leroy from the Michigan Humane Society a week after my mother died in July 2002. Leroy decided to leave out of the gate during the mailperson's route. She was blowing the horn in my driveway to warn me. When I went to check the backyard, Leroy was looking at me like I was CRAZY because he had returned to the yard.
Leroy died 07/31/2013. I cannot begin to explain how much I miss him. He was 12 years old; he was my "son" for 11 years.