My cat is lost and I feel awful

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percycat
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   Posted 5/7/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
All,
 
I can't think real clearly right now because one of my cats is lost, and I'm getting very worried.  She's been missing once before, when some local college students thought she was a stray and took her home with them over Thanksgiving Break.  Now she's missing again, and the kids are all leaving town for the summer.  I was upbeat earlier today - she'd been gone less than 24 hours, and I posted signs, but the more time that passes, the more worried and sad I am that someone's taken her out of town and I'll never see her again.
 
I've gone all through the neighbor calling and watching all the windows I pass to see if she leaps up into one from inside, but no luck.  I've called outside everyone's garages and storage sheds - the other cat got herself locked in the neighbor's garage overnight once, so I always check for that.
 
I'm also afraid, with all the kids moving, that in her love for people, my cat wandered into an open apartment as folks were moving out and they didn't see her and locked her in a vacant apartment.  I have visions of her starving to death or dying of thirst close by, and I don't know where she is to rescue her.
 
I don't think the dog warden got her because she went missing yesterday evening, and they don't come around at night.
 
So I'm sinking fast and just not feeling real chipper over the thought of really having lost her for good.  The only consolation is that I'm not yet catastrophizing into envisioning her caught in a trap out in the woods and starving, etc., but it's bound to come if no one responds to my signs soon.
 
Pray that someone sends her home.  She really is a sweet, friendly, wonderful thing, and I need her in my life.
 
percycat

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   Posted 5/7/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   

Percycat:

I will keep you and your lost cat in my prayers tonight.  I have a cat and dog of my own and my daughters and I consider them to be important members of our family, so I understand your worry and fears. 

Try to somehow get a good nights sleep and maybe tomorrow you can begin your search again.  Please let us know how it goes.

Cass


stkitt
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   Posted 5/7/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Percy

No sinking now, I have a firm grip on your anchor.  Our cats have gone missing, one for 3 days and then all of a sudden she was back.  So don't give up hope.

I understand how you feel as I love my pets and they are part of the family but don't give up.  I will say prayers for the return of your sweet cat.

Warm hugs to you.
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Twiggygal
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   Posted 5/8/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Ahh percy I'm SO sorry to hear about your kitty.  BIG HUGS

I'm sure she is fine and I will pray she gets back to you safely.  I'm praying right now for you and kitties actually.

She may just have gotten a little nosey and found some mice to chase or something.  Cats are funny that way.

We went to an open house cuz I'm buying a house two days ago, and a BEAUTIFUL cat was just wandering around the house and the house wasn't a cat house because my dad wouldn't have been able to be in it for longer than 30 seconds.

The cat tried to hop in our car! LOL (I'm 30 weeks preggo and had to sit down cuz my hip was hurting and we were waiting for my dad to arrive to the house) But we stopped her and my fiance picked her up in arms and petted her and then set her down on the ground.

People should know when a kitty is owned and most do when it's wandering around and so friendly.

I'm sure someone will see your signs since you've acted so quickly on your missing precious!
 
My dogs escaped my backyard the other day and I thought they were either stolen or gone for sure, but the rope keeping the fence shut had snapped from the wind, so I went walking ALL over the neighborhood and they would NOT come when I called them!
 
I looked forEVER and it was probably 10 at night, and then I asked two girls walking down the street if they had seen two dumb big black dogs LOL and they said they had.
 
The puppy came after he saw me but my older female TOOK OFF running in the other direction because she knew she was in big trouble, I was so mad I didn't call for her because I knew she'd come back sulking at the door wanting some water.
 
And she WAS in big trouble!
 
Sneaky animals I say!
 
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   Posted 5/8/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Percy,

I'm so sorry that your cat is lost.  I've got a dog and would be devastated if he went missing.  Have you heard anything today?  You hang in there and try not to think the worst.  Keep us posted!


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   Posted 5/8/2008 11:53 PM (GMT -7)   
When you find her, please keep her inside. Some people say it is terrible to keep them locked up, but they don't know what they are missing. And isn't it better than the situation you have right now?
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Honey Bee
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   Posted 5/9/2008 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Percy

Saw your post and really felt for you. I have all my fingers and toes crossed that she will turn up. I have always had cats and currently my 3 little babies are not living with me so I know how you feel but thinking good thoughts for you.

As others have said they often wander off and then just turn up as if nothing has happened so hopefully she may do this. Do not give up just yet, they can be very mischievous little devils sometimes. One of my previous cats went missing for 3 days and turned up fine as if everything was normal.

Try your best not to think the worst yet. Also, is she microchipped, did she have her name and your details on her on a collar or anything.

Thinking of you and please keep us updated.

Take care

Honey Bee
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Post Edited (Honey Bee) : 5/9/2008 3:16:05 AM (GMT-6)


megie
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
  Hi percycat , did your kitty come home yet ? My cat went missing for 12 days in the worst snow storm ever . Had 5 ft of snow on ground . I would call her every day and night . Just when I thought I would get rid of all her things she came home . Poor kitty was so skinny , she ate two pkg. of cat food and went to sleep for 3 days . My only guess is she was in nieghbors hay barn and ate mice . Now she doesn't even leave our property , plenty of trees and places for her to play . Hope your kitty came home ! Hugs and prayers , Megie

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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Percy Cat,

I am hoping your kitty is home by now too.  I have cats and a dog and they are family to me so I know how you are feeling.  I had to put one of my dogs to sleep in November and I cried for days as she was truly my special friend and had helped me on many days when I was down.  I love the one dog we have left but she has always been more my hubbies although she likes to take a nap with me..............

My prayers are with you and pets are such wonderful therapy.

Hugs
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   Posted 5/10/2008 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Percy
Have faith my friend
Cait's cat "Patches" disappeared when we lived in Bothwell
Cait was heartbroken ..her bio dad had given her the kitten and then he passed away a couple of yrs later
Anyways
"The Cat Came Back".......it was over 2 mths gone and she FOUND her way home I was so happy when I heard her at the door and Cait was so excited and just plain "totally freaked" when she came home from school and I had Patchy in my arms waiting for her..........

My thoughts and prayers are sent out for you and your cat my friend to come home safe and sound and as soon as possible

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percycat
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   Posted 5/10/2008 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks all for the kind wishes.

She's not back yet, and I really feel that one of the local college students took her home when they moved out for the summer. She adores people and knows more of my neighbors than I do, so she's quite engaging and would be tempting to adopt if you thought she was homeless.

My last effort will be to contact the landlords of two nearby apartment complexes and see if they'll send flyers to all their tenants' homes (I'll pay). My nextdoor neighbor also suggested that I check the local rescue shelters to see if someone turned her in - I had thought of the public dog catcher/pound, but not private shelters.

I feel guilty because I hadn't put her collar on her yet this spring, and I haven't had either of them microchipped. I never did the chips because so few people in this area think about checking for that when they find a stray, and I didn't expect it to do much good. But in all my "what if" thinking, I've thought that if she crawled into someone's car and they somehow (?!) didn't notice until miles down the road, that if she escaped somewhere far away and was taken to a shelter, the chip would help bring her home.

I haven't given up hope yet, but it's fading. I'll keep you all posted, and thanks for you concern.

percycat

Sunshine1108
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand what you are feeling.
 
I had a cat who went astray for 1 week.
I was so worried and frantic.
Finally, after a week he came back!
 
Don't give up hope.
Sounds like your doing everything you can.
I'll say prayers for you and your kitty!
 
Hang in there Dear.
 
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   Posted 5/11/2008 4:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Percy,

Our cat did the same thing...............don't beat yourself up over the collar.  We are in the country and our cats roam down the line and play but they head for home most of the time before it is dark so they can get into their beds and food.

Good idea to check with tennants in the buildings as well as the flyer.

Bless you
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   Posted 5/11/2008 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I will pray.
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   Posted 5/11/2008 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Percy, I had to tell you a funny story that was heartwrenching at the time. I went on vacation for a couple of weeks and asked my friends to check in with my two cats. One of them got out and went missing for three weeks. I was a basket case during those three weeks - put up posters, contacted the ASCPA, you name it. Wouldn't you know, I got a call randomly one afternoon from a nice lady on the other side of town: "Do you have a cat that's been hanging around eating my dog's leftovers all week? He's getting fat."

Of course, it was my beloved kitty. He is still with me now, five years after that incident. I hope you get a happy surprise from this...the lovely and safe return of your kitty. Please keep us updated.
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percycat
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   Posted 5/13/2008 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the positive thoughts and prayers, all. Still no word on my cat, but I haven't given up yet. I suspect she's living the high life with some college student in New Jersey by now. Last time this happened, she got tuna from some college kids at every meal for a week! Sure beats the dry stuff I give her at home.

*sigh*

percycat

Honey Bee
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   Posted 5/13/2008 5:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi percycat

That sounds more positive from you which is good to hear even though your beloved little cat is not home. As I mentioned before they are funny little things and we often do not know where they are going or where they have been.

They are little 'tarts' (if you know what I mean) when they want to be and are quite happy to have more than one home if they are being fed and fussed in more than one place.

I know it would break your heart if she does not come back to you but it is highly likely she is living with someone else as you say and getting very well fed on it. They have no loyalty sometimes!! What do they say, you do not own a cat, they own you, that is so true in my experience.

Keep positive don't give up on her and big hugs.

Honey Bee

PS. Just dropped in quickly but I did notice you had kindly replied to my last post, off to bed now as late in Oz but will respond tomorrow.

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   Posted 5/13/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
STAY positive Percy plz

Am keeping you and your kitty in thoughts and prayers

Luvs
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   Posted 5/13/2008 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   

Dear Percy

Don't give up................I am praying for your kitty to safely return to you.

I have pictures in my mind  of the college kids spoiling your kitty :-)

Bushels of Hugs
Kitt


 
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