Bebe quickly became another member of the family, following Candelaria and her daughters around the house like a second shadow, always at their heels, eager for affection. “If I sat down, he’d jump into my lap, and if I was lying down, he would be next to me,” Candelaria said. “He had to be constantly close to me.”
The family couldn’t imagine their lives without him, so they decided to bring Bebe to a veterinarian to be microchipped. With the extra assurance, they knew that no matter what happened, they would always be able to find him.
A year and a half later, Bebe went out to play in the fenced-in yard, and, suddenly, he was gone.