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John Edward
Posts: 2,462
Dallas, Texas, US


It's Gari, my little year old, "won't shut up," monster of a cat, again.

It's my fault, I have been meaning to get him nuetered, but this sportscar restoration is taking every buck I make, so I kept putting it off, waiting on that check from the photo contest I won.

Anyway, I let him out the other night, and it's been 3 days now.

He eats like a pig, and only shits indoors, so...

Either some little girl picked him up, and asked, "Mommy, Can I keep Him?" Or he doesn't need food anymore.

I don't know which hurts more? Not knowing what happened, or knowing he's not coming back?

All I know is there's a paper cut, no make that a big ol damn rip, on whatever is left of my heart.

And before anybody says, "You should not have let him out."

The little shit opened the door himself. Both my cats Demand, to go out daily, every night.

He was an annoying little fuck, walking around talking to himself at dawn, waking me up. Jumping on my lap, and my keyboard, headbutting me, and eating all the wet food, not letting the other cat have any.

Im, crying, I needz a hug.
Apr 26 13 12:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fergy
Posts: 22,360
Fenton, Michigan, US


He may come back, you never know!  A friend had their kitty missing for a week when he came back.  Come to find out he was staying at the neighbors who let him in!

Make sure you check the roads and stuff make sure he didn't get hit by a car.  Check the newspaper, the sometimes run free lost and found ads.  Also try the local animal control/humane society.
Apr 27 13 01:04 am  Link  Quote 
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Becks
Posts: 31,792
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Hey.. You know what? My indoor only, never-been-outside-on-purpose, then-six-years-old black cat, Zeke? We lived in an apartment a couple of years ago and my dickbag of a brother "accidentally" let him outside and doesn't bother to try and lure  him back inside right away (see: http://www.modelmayhem.com/po.php?threa … st16296579). He was in coyote country for TWO WEEKS and came back.

I know this doesn't sound that positive, but it actually is-- if an indoor only cat can survive and come back home, while in coyote country, a street smart outdoor cat can survive unharmed and unkidnapped for three days. Don't freak out yet! I honestly wouldn't call him gone until about three weeks.

What we did to get him back: we stuck smelly (to him) dirty laundry that smelled like me on the deck, with wet cat food. You can also ask animal control for a trap (it's just a  cage with a trick door that shuts itself when triggered).

When you get him back, you need!! to have him microchipped-- I had a dog get kidnapped once (seriously, right out of my house-- psycho neighbors, long story) and we thought he was lost forever until one day I got a phone call from the animal shelter saying that someone left our dog tied up outside the shelter and they scanned his chip. There's NO WAY we would have gotten him back otherwise. It was an enlightening experience, and I've tried to get every animal since chipped.
Apr 27 13 05:19 am  Link  Quote 
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-Jen-
Posts: 46,819
Howell, Michigan, US


definitely microchip him...and chop his nuts off!

They have low-cost neuter clinics at the shelters.
Apr 28 13 06:13 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Edward
Posts: 2,462
Dallas, Texas, US


I went down to the Creek, by the big field, behind the Trailer Park.

Lotsa Young Kittens down by that creek.

Lotsa Young Girls in That Trailer Park.

The kind that like to pick up friendly cats.

So?

If he wanted to come home, he would have by now.

I'm gonna prefer to think:

He's happier whever he is.

Gari?

I miss ya.
Apr 29 13 11:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sierra Sunshine
Posts: 11,876
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I'm sure he misses you too, in his own special way. Perhaps you'll make another friend soon, or he'll return. *hug*
Apr 30 13 01:47 am  Link  Quote 
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John Edward
Posts: 2,462
Dallas, Texas, US


It's been over a week.

It's not RIP Gari.

It's "Adios Amigo."

I found a cat (kitten) in the back yard and fed him.

I got to spend some time with him, and I'm glad for that.

I learned a lot about young cats from him.

He was always a mischevious little bastard, he had to climp on top of everything, sneak into everywhere, and he was Fearless.

He also ate like a pig, and being told "No," was a challenge.

So either somebody has him in the house, where he can't get out, which is what I hope.

Or he went out in the field, and tried to make friends with something he should not have, and now he doesn't need food anymore.

Because, if he was alive, and he could get here, he'd be at the door howling to get in and eat.

Then he'd hit the litterbox, and headbutt me, or jump on my lap. He was a very loving cat.

Sigh.

It's just something I have to deal with. I don't like it much. But Grown Ups have to deal with these things.

I can miss him, or be glad for the time I got with him.

If I had not brought him in the house, and got him shots, he probably would not have lasted half as long.

So I hope I made his life better, or longer.

I have another hole in my heart along with countless other ones.

My other cat, the older one.

Seems to understand, he's on my lap a lot more, and he's making sure, I have no shortage of "Cat Love."

I'll get over him, but I won't forget him.
Apr 30 13 11:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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-Jen-
Posts: 46,819
Howell, Michigan, US


John Edward wrote:
It's been over a week.

It's not RIP Gari.

It's "Adios Amigo."

I found a cat (kitten) in the back yard and fed him.

I got to spend some time with him, and I'm glad for that.

I learned a lot about young cats from him.

He was always a mischevious little bastard, he had to climp on top of everything, sneak into everywhere, and he was Fearless.

He also ate like a pig, and being told "No," was a challenge.

So either somebody has him in the house, where he can't get out, which is what I hope.

Or he went out in the field, and tried to make friends with something he should not have, and now he doesn't need food anymore.

Because, if he was alive, and he could get here, he'd be at the door howling to get in and eat.

Then he'd hit the litterbox, and headbutt me, or jump on my lap. He was a very loving cat.

Sigh.

It's just something I have to deal with. I don't like it much. But Grown Ups have to deal with these things.

I can miss him, or be glad for the time I got with him.

If I had not brought him in the house, and got him shots, he probably would not have lasted half as long.

So I hope I made his life better, or longer.

I have another hole in my heart along with countless other ones.

My other cat, the older one.

Seems to understand, he's on my lap a lot more, and he's making sure, I have no shortage of "Cat Love."

I'll get over him, but I won't forget him.

My cat was gone for more than 2 weeks and she was just fine.  She was hiding out in the trees on the other side of my sub!  She lived through a snow storm too.  She was super skinny when I brought her home but very happy to be home. 

After she got a taste of my hand. lol

Make friend with the baby kitty outside.

I'm sure Gari is fine, just keep telling yourself that!

May 01 13 07:40 am  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,381
Dearborn, Michigan, US


There was a cat that my friend gave away who found it's way back to New Jersey from Connecticut.
May 01 13 07:45 am  Link  Quote 
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-Jen-
Posts: 46,819
Howell, Michigan, US


btw - Fergy is the dog lady...

I'm the cat lady!!

GET IT RIGHT!

big_smile
May 01 13 08:31 am  Link  Quote 
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BorderlineBunny
Posts: 2,201
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


No worries. He's probably tom catting around.

My Calypso is an inside only girl, but for a while I had to keep her at my mothers outside (for something like 6 months).

She's a good girl and always comes when called and responds with a meow. But one day she disappeared. Was gone two weeks or so while I cried and mourned because I thought FOR SURE she was dead.

She came back skinny as hell, just bones, but alive. She never goes outside anymore. Ever. I won't allow it. Now she's fat and happy lounging on my couch.
May 01 13 08:38 am  Link  Quote 
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BorderlineBunny
Posts: 2,201
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


John Edward wrote:
It's been over a week.

It's not RIP Gari.

It's "Adios Amigo."

I found a cat (kitten) in the back yard and fed him.

I got to spend some time with him, and I'm glad for that.

I learned a lot about young cats from him.

He was always a mischevious little bastard, he had to climp on top of everything, sneak into everywhere, and he was Fearless.

He also ate like a pig, and being told "No," was a challenge.

So either somebody has him in the house, where he can't get out, which is what I hope.

Or he went out in the field, and tried to make friends with something he should not have, and now he doesn't need food anymore.

Because, if he was alive, and he could get here, he'd be at the door howling to get in and eat.

Then he'd hit the litterbox, and headbutt me, or jump on my lap. He was a very loving cat.

Sigh.

It's just something I have to deal with. I don't like it much. But Grown Ups have to deal with these things.

I can miss him, or be glad for the time I got with him.

If I had not brought him in the house, and got him shots, he probably would not have lasted half as long.

So I hope I made his life better, or longer.

I have another hole in my heart along with countless other ones.

My other cat, the older one.

Seems to understand, he's on my lap a lot more, and he's making sure, I have no shortage of "Cat Love."

I'll get over him, but I won't forget him.

Please don't mourn just yet. You think your cat is the most domestic, helpless little being in the world but once they're OUT, they find food. Maybe not a lot of it, but they eat. So relax, take a deep breath, and wait it out a little longer.

May 01 13 08:40 am  Link  Quote 
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-Jen-
Posts: 46,819
Howell, Michigan, US


BorderlineBunny wrote:

Please don't mourn just yet. You think your cat is the most domestic, helpless little being in the world but once they're OUT, they find food. Maybe not a lot of it, but they eat. So relax, take a deep breath, and wait it out a little longer.

proof domestic cats arent helpless:

http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee124/allsmiles823/1CEB96C2-EF4D-47F2-BB76-3A9B902CEDF9-1211-0000016634684B4D.jpg

May 01 13 09:11 am  Link  Quote 
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John Edward
Posts: 2,462
Dallas, Texas, US


-Jen- wrote:
btw - Fergy is the dog lady...

I'm the cat lady!!

GET IT RIGHT!

big_smile

Yeah but..

I like Fergy.

I mean I like you Jen, even if you are clumsy, but I like Fergy.

She's not prettier, cause your Identical.

She just scratches my itch.

Back to the point.

The cat comes back or he doesn't.

I just can't tear myself up, wondering, "What happened?"

I'll

"Get Over It."

He wanted to go out. He went out,

Whatever happened.

It was his decision.

But I will miss the noisy little bastard.

May 01 13 10:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fergy
Posts: 22,360
Fenton, Michigan, US


John Edward wrote:

Yeah but..

I like Fergy.

I mean I like you Jen, even if you are clumsy, but I like Fergy.

She's not prettier, cause your Identical.

She just scratches my itch.

Back to the point.

The cat comes back or he doesn't.

I just can't tear myself up, wondering, "What happened?"

I'll

"Get Over It."

He wanted to go out. He went out,

Whatever happened.

It was his decision.

But I will miss the noisy little bastard.

lol, Thanks John.

May 02 13 06:31 am  Link  Quote 
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-Jen-
Posts: 46,819
Howell, Michigan, US


John Edward wrote:

Yeah but..

I like Fergy.

I mean I like you Jen, even if you are clumsy, but I like Fergy.

She's not prettier, cause your Identical.

She just scratches my itch.

Back to the point.

The cat comes back or he doesn't.

I just can't tear myself up, wondering, "What happened?"

I'll

"Get Over It."

He wanted to go out. He went out,

Whatever happened.

It was his decision.

But I will miss the noisy little bastard.

yikes

I hope your itch isnt an itchy butthole.

that would stink

bahahahahahaha

May 02 13 07:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Fergy
Posts: 22,360
Fenton, Michigan, US


-Jen- wrote:

yikes

I hope your itch isnt an itchy butthole.

that would stink

bahahahahahaha

Jennifer!  EEEWWW!  Bish!

May 02 13 07:35 am  Link  Quote 
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John Edward
Posts: 2,462
Dallas, Texas, US


Damn,

Damn twins.

Always the competition.

I'm always gonna be a Cat Guy Jen.

And I always listen to your cat advice Jen.

In fact I listen to both of you, and I'm glad you're both here.

All I'm saying is. If I ever get up there, and get my picture taken between the two of you.

And somebody is grabbing my ass.

I hope it's Fergy.

Cause there's something about her, that makes me want to cook cookies for her, and take her out to buy shoes.

Call It:

Animal Magnetism.

Bwaaah.
May 02 13 11:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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