Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Kitty MIA

Well, I've got really, really bad news. My cat's been missing for 2 days now and I'm at the point where I want to curl up in the fetal position in my bed and bawl my eyes out.

We got him a year ago, an abandoned, stray kitten in a mechanic's garage. The people at the pet shop were calling him Greaser and the name kind of stuck. Yeah, he's hostile, and cranky, and enjoys biting my feet just to hear me yelp, but I love him. Despite his stuffed-animal molesting tendencies, ability to constantly get caught in my fishnets, and overall unfriendly attitude, he has moments where he lets you close and then he's the sweetest thing in the world. He sleeps in my bed, and even though I'm pretty sure he's been bringing in a few fleas it's going to feel wrong without him there to bully the dog out of his spot. If he's really gone I don't know what I'm going to do.

The problem is that he always comes back before dark, but he's been gone for a while and we have a pack of coyotes that roams around here at night. So the odds aren't looking very good.


  1. Aw, I'm so sorry about your cat. I'm sure he's around somewhere. I don't think you have to worry about the coyotes too much, because cats are experts at hiding- especially up trees. My old cat used to escape for days at a time, but she'd always come back. She was a stray for a while, so these types of cats are good at fending for themselves. I'm sure he'll turn up.

  2. I agree with OddGhoulOut, cats do have a way of staying safe in precarious situations. They also have a way of finding their way home eventually. I had a cat that ran away from home. When he turned back up he had a collar around his neck--he was two timing me. But he came back to visit often and had a bowl of food at my house still. I know it is hard because worry sets in. I will think double positive thoughts for you and your kitty.

  3. I've just been paranoid because the neighbor's cat went missing a few months ago but I do have faith in him. He's pretty jumpy too, and fast, so I'm holding on to some hope. Thanks for the support :)