So here's the go: IC lives in a town an hour away, but has a friend in Wipeout. They went fishing a week ago, and his friend mentioned the his ferret "The Lone Ranger" had escaped from it's cage and had runaway. IC moved into his new cubicle yesterday. If Richo hadn't offhandedly mentioned the ferret he found, if I hadn't gone "Ferret!??", if IC hadn't gone fishing and asked his friend about his pet, ferret and owner would not have been reunited.
IC rang his friend, his friend sent a picture of his ferret to IC, who sent it to Richo, who confirmed it was the correct ferret, and the owner picked the ferret up this afternoon.
And that's your happy ending story for the day. :-)