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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:54 PM
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I can't find my cat - please cheer me up
I have a rotten cold and I feel like crap but I'm worried about the damn cat. He came in and ate this morning at 5 when my hubby went to work but he hasn't been around since which is very unusual - generally, he's in and out all day and driving me nuts. Now that he's not driving me nuts, it's driving me nuts!

I went outside and looked all over the place and called and called but he hasn't shown up. He's very large and healthy, he doesn't go near the road which we're not close to anyway and it would be odd if something got him during the day like this. He's used to being out and he's neutered so he's not out getting pussy :evilgrin:.

He's probably just doing cat things somewhere but I'm on pins and needles worrying about him. ~sigh~ Someone say something to cheer me up.
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revree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:57 PM
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1. Cats are so independent
and hate to be in one place for long. I am sending a good wish that he comes home soon with a big, wicked kitty grin on his face!
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:58 PM
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2. he's teaching you who is boss. He will be back. you are his
slaves. :+ they know where they belong. hang in there, honey, and let us know when he's back. nice excuse for a beer. :evilgrin: cats. they rool.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:02 PM
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4. That's for sure
I'm wondering if he's pissy because I recently went back to work after being home for a year and waiting on him paw and paw.

Beer's a good idea. Perhaps I'll get sloppy drunk and wander around the neighborhood yelling, "OOPS! OOPS!" which is the cat's name. Give the neighbor's something to gossip about....
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:59 PM
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3. Odds are he's fine.
Any chance he's hanging out in some neighbors house?
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:02 PM
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5. Check under the porch or deck
He could be hanging out there, laughing at you everytime you call him....why? Because he can....
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:32 PM
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15. Could be in the closet when your old man got his coat to go to work!
After getting a full tummy, he may sleep for the rest of the day.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:03 PM
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6. He' s just pissed about the neutered thing!
Probably chasing birds or mice or Lord knows what. He'll come home when he's hungry or cold!
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:03 PM
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7. When I had a cat who went outside, he would do this too- out of the blue.
He'd be in and out constantly, stay in and sleep sleep sleep, then one day he'd go out and come home three days later like nothing happened.

I'm sure he'll be back, he's just enjoying a romp somewhere. I don't blame you for missing him, I would be too. Maybe because you're stuck with the cold, you're noticing it more than you normally might.

I'm sure he's fine. :hug:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:07 PM
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10. You're probably right
I'm no doubt noticing his absence more because I feel so lousy. Darn cats! They drive you crazy when they're underfoot and they drive you even crazier when they're not. :silly:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:05 PM
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8. Try going outside
and opening a can of tuna...
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:06 PM
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9. i bet your cat is curled up in a ball in your house half asleep
and giggling at you.
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yellowdawgdem Donating Member (972 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:09 PM
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11. Not to worry
Just wait awhile, and he'll be back to annoying you. You could ask your neighbors to keep an eye out for him though. Be sure and let us know when you do find him.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:14 PM
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12. I used to have one that would disappear
for a few days then show up. Found out he was living at a neighbor's who lived about 5 miles as the crow flies through the woods/swamp. Didn't know it until one day the neighbor's kid was over (he was a friend of my brother). The kid saw the cat and said "that looks just like our cat". Guess what? It was one and the same. I guess who ever had the best food won him for a week or so.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:25 PM
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13. I had one that disappeared for four months and then came
home like nothing was wrong.

I suspect he was living at a neighbor's house, but I never found out for sure.
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Wcross Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:28 PM
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14. I had a missing kitty thread- he came back.
He was gone for 36 hours after never leaving the front yard. I had written him off as MIA/ dead. He came trotting up to the front door like he has when he had been out for an hour. Cats do this type of thing I guess. Now, if one of my dogs were missing for that long, I would KNOW they were either dead or in big trouble.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:33 PM
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16. He may be napping in a neighbour's house or garage
they do that. They're bad :)
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:41 PM
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17. If he's a regular outdoor cat, I wouldn't worry yet
If he's not back by tomorrow, then worry. Our cats used to stay out for long stretches.

Good luck,

The Plaid Adder
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:54 PM
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18. He just came in!
All happy and just as usual. The big dope! I could smother him with kisses for making me worry like that! He smells like the great outdoors and is perfectly fine.

Thank you all for your encouraging words. You were right. God! That's the worst feeling! Almost as bad as when you can't find your child. He is, after all, my child.

And now he's yelling for his dinner. Gotta run....
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AllyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 05:57 PM
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19. Good news! He could have at least brought you a fat, juicy
mouse so he had a good excuse (other than being a cat).

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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:21 PM
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21. YAY! A HAPPY ENDING!
See? Bad, I tell ya. Just plain bad. :P
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:25 PM
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22. Yup.
And now he's driving me batty, coming in here and yelling at me, telling me he needs a drink, and some loving, and to go back out and a catnip mouse and whatever else he can think of!
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:21 PM
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24. He's trying to fool you
into thinking he'ds been looking for you all day long. Don't believe the hype.
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steely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:13 PM
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20. Just for fun, check your closets.
Our boo-boo goes into them when my wife is getting ready to go to work.
JUST TONIGHT we found her (the Kitty, that is) in the back bedroom closet - she was there from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM! (poor little boo-boo kitty)


Good luck - he'll be home soon.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:29 PM
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23. I'm glad he's back!
I had one do that to me overnight once. Scared me to death.
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