On Mother’s Day, almost two months after the fire, Marr’s husband decided to take her back to the house — he had been hard at work restoring and repairing it. On a whim they decided to take their dog Chloe along with them, as the house was cleaned up enough for her to come inside and walk around with them. As soon as they got to the house, Chloe started intently sniffing the floor, which seemed normal to her parents — until she started licking and scratching it, too.
As they moved through the house, they reached the dining room, where there was a large gap in the wall that led down under the house. Chloe immediately ran over to the gap and shoved her head inside it, and refused to come out. Every time her parents tried to pull her out of it, she’d just stick her head right back in, so Marr decided to investigate — and that’s when she heard meowing coming from inside the gap.
Marr and her husband assumed that one of the barn cats had somehow gotten into the house during all the construction and had then gotten stuck. Marr took Chloe out to the car and then came back inside to help her husband try to figure out how to free whatever was in the floor. But what she saw instead was Ringer, rubbing and snuggling up against her husband, so happy to be reunited with his family.