We often use these pages to discuss tragedies and disasters. So it is time to report a happy ending. Unbeknownst to most on this blog, a catastrophe occurred on the return from our family trip to Cape Cod. Upon our return to Virginia, Madie, my youngest learned that she had left “Baa” her lifelong lamb blankey at the hotel in Hyannis, Massachusetts. However, as it turned out, a rescue would be launched.
We were staying at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel and, despite not finding out until late on Thursday, I wrote to the hotel to ask if Baa might have been found. Then, on Friday morning (after a long, traumatic night), a response came in from manager Raymond J. Spirlet with the picture above.
I’m happy to report that Baa has been found and is safe and healthy – although a little traumatized from spending the night in the lost & found storage cabinet. I would be very happy to have her overnighted (at our expense) so she can be with Madie as soon as possible.
Mr. Spirlet was as good as his word and later that day we received the following note:
Baa is on her way home! She should be back by bedtime tomorrow. If you want to track her progress you can at fedex.com. Her tracking number is: [XXXX XXXX XXXX].
I know you missed her but we all enjoyed her company today in the office!
Well, Baa arrived this afternoon covered in protective paper and no worse for wear. Madie and Baa is now re-united and content in their bed.
Thank you Mr. Spirlet and thank you Hyannis Harbor Hotel for taking such an effort to help a little girl and such good care of a wayward lamb.