How much longer should I give my cat? :(
Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:39 PM
At first I was like "huh??".. but it's scary because a guy that lives down the road has a low red hummingbird feeder with a bird bath right next to it in his yard, and right next store to him, there's a deep sink hole, and it's hard to climb back up the hill, and right across the street from the sink hole, people are working with machines on a guy's house! So we went there for like 2 hours and called her and shaked a bag of food, but it didn't work. We go out every day looking for her, we put out signs, we put a post on craigslist everyday about it, we went knocking on doors all over the neighborhood, and everything of that sort, with no luck. Also, Pepsi never leaves our yard! Tracie (my mom's bff) said that she was chased by an animal she knows about, so it must be a dog, another cat, or even a bird of prey. It makes sense because she'd never ever leave our yard unless she was chased. But she's a tough cat and I've seen her chase and fight hugeee tomcats out of our yard! I'm really thinking she might be dead. If she could get back home, she'd be back by now. We've had her since she was 8 weeks. She was a great cat, but I think she's not coming back. I can't believe I might have lost her forever. I'm crying so hard right now. I should have never introduces her to outside, I should have kept her being scared of going out, like my other cat is. I am never letting my other cat out ever again, and if I ever do, I'm going to be watching her like a hawk. Pepsi gets hungry even after a few hours of not eating, imagine a week! She's probably so hungry if she's alive! I just wish she'd come home, safe!! I can't believe it. This is something I never believed would happen to Pepsi!
Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:26 PM
And you can harness train a cat. My mom's cat went on a harness all of the time and he loved it. So, when Pepsi comes home, you should see if she will wear a harness.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 09:52 PM
After moving in 2003 to our "new" home, we got a gorgeous kitten full of spunk. My mother was adamant about her being an indoor/outdoor cat (regardless of how many cats we previously lost due to the highway or simply disappeared). After having her for a few weeks, she went missing. Two weeks after that, we had two new kittens. It wasn't until several years later that I found out what happened to Kirra (Kee-la-la) - a couple of kids had "found" her, wanted to keep her, was told they couldn't have her, so gave her to the "cat lady" - where she lived for several years, only two houses down from where we lived. She ended up being an indoor only cat (so long as she didn't escape out).
Our two new cats *used* to be indoor/outdoor until the male got sick. Since then, they've been strictly indoor cats only (except when my cat escapes outside).
I'm sorry you've lost her. Perhaps you ought to be smarter than myself and go knocking on everyones door with a flier asking if they've seen her - and if no one is home, leave them a flier in their mail box or taped to their door. Back when we lost Kirara, I was new to the area, extremely shy and scared of strangers (ofc, I've since 'grown up'). If I would have gone knocking on doors, I would have found her.
I'd say to not give up hope yet, and keep trying! And I wish you the best of luck in finding her!
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:07 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:37 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:37 PM
I lost my beloved cat 4 years ago. He was a big grey cat with medium length hair and a huge fluffy tail and the softest meow. I didn't like when people let him outside but they insisted that he'd be miserable inside. There was nothing I could do to prevent him from being let out. One day I went to let him back inside at the normal time around 10pm at night and he didn't return. That was probably the worst day of my life. Not having my baby boy come home and come to bed with me. The next morning I had school. I got up, on little sleep, earlier than normal and went looking for him. He was no where to be seen or heard. I went to school distraught. When I got home my brother took me driving around the block to see if he was anywhere but there was nothing. There WAS a dead cat in the road that LOOKED like Lucky but he had no collar and no sign of a collar so we think it wasn't him. Unless some one took it off. That weekend was my best friend (at the time) 16th birthday and she was going to Disneyland and I was going with her. I really didn't want to go anymore because my cat was missing but I still went. I wasn't myself at the park though. I was too worried about my cat. Anyways, long story short, it's been four years and my cat has not returned. He was probably hit and killed by a speeding driver. Around here no one abides by the traffic laws. I miss that boy to this day. He was my baby. He was like my child. Losing him was so devastating. Sometimes I still search the shelter for him but he's not there. I still have a little hope he's alive but it's been 4 years...I don't know that he could still be alive four years later outside. Unless some one took him in. (even though he HAD a collar on and he was MY CAT!!!) It still breaks my heart. I cry about him still. And I probably still will 4 years from now. He was my first cat. I got him for my 13th birthday. He was only 3 when he went missing.
I still have a little hope 4 years after Lucky went missing, you should still have hope 1 week after Pepsi went missing. I know I did, even though people kept telling me he was probably not alive...I would not listen...Things like that you can't listen to because there are miracles and you never know...Pepsi could be one of those miracle stories. =)
Posted 10 May 2011 - 09:11 PM
I also know what it's like to lose a beloved cat. Mine never did return, but like Trapper says, you always hear stories of long lost pets returning home.
I hope your baby returns.
Becky.....Where Fur and Feather Meet.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:38 AM
It's just been a week... don't give up hope JUST yet... often our animals surprise us be how intuitive and smart they truly are. Keep hoping and keep praying. I'm sure that Pepsi will come back when the time is right for her to Leave a couple bowls of food and water outside your front door, and a warm cozy blanket or bed for her to take refuge in if she happens to come back at night when you're sleeping.
My oldest cat, Marshall, is 13-14 years old right now, and he's gone missing twice in his lifetime... he'll scoot out any door given the chance. Once, he was missing for an evening, and once for 48 hours. And the second time, we found him simply because we were doing what you are doing right now... putting up signs, and posting ads online. It turned out he actually ended up on our neighbor's back porch, where she fed him and gave him a place to stay for the night, not even knowing he belonged to us. It was the signs that tipped her off, and she brought him back. My very first cat also did the same thing, and he got out many times and came back. Both of these cats were also declawed, like your Pepsi.
Having a pet go missing is one of the most terrifying and saddening things to experience... I can fully understand your grief right now. The fact that you are sad about it, shows that you are a good owner, and that you really care about Pepsi. Keep looking for her, and don't give up... in a couple days, I hope to see you post another thread saying that you've found your baby!!
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