Cat. Gone. Waiting. What to do.

12 Jun

He didn’t eat every morsel last night.
He slept inside without complaint until very late in the morning.
He did not ask for breakfast.
He slipped outside with the dog,
I thought it’d be brief, assumed he would venture not far… and come back in.
If he wasn’t feeling well.

And now

Dear god!
How do you look for a cat
that doesn’t want to be found.
Could he really have gotten that sick? 


Posted by on June 12, 2008 in family, Quandaries


2 responses to “Cat. Gone. Waiting. What to do.

  1. Waiting with you

    June 12, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Don’t panic.
    Cats sometimes go off food, even missing for a day or two.
    (Maybe female in estrus nearby)
    Breath deeply.
    Call him.
    Tempt him with smelly treat – canned tuna?
    Walk his favorite haunts with special attention to hidey holes, hedges, nooks and crannies.
    Visualize his safe return (cats are psychic ya know).
    Make soothing herbal tea (for you)
    Pour glass of wine (again for you)
    Call friends.
    Ask friends to pray for his safe return (on my knees with you, Friend!)
    Don’t panic.
    Keep breathing
    Cuddle dog.
    Ask dog to pray with you (she loves him, too!)
    Sleep with dog.
    Call ASPCA/pound/shelters/vet clinics if he still isn’t home.
    Place flyers with photo around neighborhood.
    Go door to door.
    Please keep us posted.
    You are NOT ALONE!!

    Love, positive thoughts, and prayers to you, O, and S.

  2. terraflora

    June 13, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Thank you for the perfect reminder of his cat-ness, and this is part of that!



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