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14 June 2013 @ 08:42 am
lost and found  
While I was in California at the end of May, my awesome cat slipped out of the house and went missing. It sucked a lot to be far away for that, as it made it impossible to do a lot of the things I would have done otherwise, especially wander around the neighborhood calling her. She's pretty responsive to me and that might have worked. I got home just shy of a week after she first went missing, and though I did go calling around the neighborhood a bit, it felt a lot less useful, because I kind of felt like, well, if she's nearby, surely she would have found her way home?

So, my first week back, I spent as much time outside around the house as I could, a lot of it talking, so she might hear us, but I was feeling like it was too little, too late. I also contacted Somerville Animal Control (they're super, super nice), and kind of decided that probably Kitty had been taken in by a family nearby.

Then, this Wednesday, out of nowhere, Kitty returned! She sauntered into the house while amber_phoenix was home and longueur and I were off running Poly Speed Dating. WTF? and YAY!! So, that's three weeks she was gone, and she has definitely lost weight, but she isn't skin and bones, and she's totally still herself. I'm SO HAPPY to have her back, but more than ever, I wish she spoke English, because I have so many questions! Where did she go? Why was she gone so long? How did she find her way back?? WHAT HAPPENED?

I'll never know, but ultimately, that's okay, because her purr is as good as ever. Maybe better.
I'm feeling: happyhappy
Elizabeth Hunterlillibet on June 14th, 2013 12:55 pm (UTC)
Glad she found her way back. Sorry she can't tell you about her adventures.
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existential hot showerveek on June 14th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
This is SUCH good news. And I also wish she spoke English. Love love love to all of you.
Mizarchivist: Life is GOODmizarchivist on June 14th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear it! I'd love to hear the kitty story, too, if only there was a cat-to-English translator.
blk: emberblk on June 14th, 2013 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh WHEW! That must be such a relief to have her home and safe! I'm happy for you and for her!

I definitely wish my cat spoke English, because she likes to have conversations with us EVERY day (usually while one of us is in the shower), and it's clear she is trying to communicate SOMEthing. I would be so heartbroken if she didn't come home.
blk: computerblk on June 14th, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
This post prompted me to wonder about disease risks for indoor cats who escape, as I know that indoor cats are not always vaccinated for everything that outdoor cats are. If you have looked into this any, does your vet recommend any post-escape treatment? I haven't found anything online that specifically addresses this.
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Beowabbit: Animals: three kittensbeowabbit on June 14th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
OH, YAY! I am so glad to hear that!
Minerva: lynxminerva42 on June 14th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
I am so glad she's returned to you! Yay! =^_^=
Brother Claymore of Desirable Mindfulness: happy catlifecollage on June 14th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
So very glad Kitty is safe and sound! I wish she could tell you of her travels - I wonder if she made a journey over to UDL?

Yay, Kitty!
ruthless compassion: pouncearoraborealis on June 14th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
I wondered the same!
Pumpkin Pi: pumpkin_pipumpkin_pi on June 14th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Yay!!! One of my cats did that a few years ago - disappeared for *weeks* and then came home. Damn cats. :)
Kcatkcatalyst on June 14th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh yay yay yay!!
Cat of LOVE!kimberlogic on June 14th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
that's fantastic - so glad she made it home!
Chance: Content Catherinemiss_chance on June 14th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oh! So glad she's home!
Had I known, I would have walked around and called for her.

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cheveux sable with earworm rampant: hannahlcohen on June 14th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC)
hurray for the prodigal cat's return!
Yagayagagriswold on June 14th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! So glad she's home safe and sound.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on June 14th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! Welcome home Kitty. Is Motley happier now that she's back?
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on June 14th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, Motley is PISSED.
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