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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mickie is missing - UPDATE FOUND

UPDATE: I found her this evening in the bushes of a neighbors house.  Was on the porch and when I called her, immediately ran and hid (typical for this cat, very shy).  Would look at me but very hesitant to come forward so I ran into the house for a can and a canopener.  She's never been on wet food in her LIFE, but because when I originally accepted her company at the Wild horse Sanctuary I lived and worked at I used to share my can of tuna with her, I think that's why she comes running at the sound.  Sure enough, it worked like a charm, she came to me, and is recuperating in the bathroom where she won't be stressed by the activity of the household.  Hopefully if she gets outside again, she'll be familiar enough with the neighborhood that she'll stay close again.  WHOO HOO!


 PS - ignore the shredded towel -> it's a dog towel. 


Original Post:

Just wanted everyone to know that my cat is is missing.  Obviously none of you are local and I don't expect search parties are anything!  But I would appreciate good thoughts being sent her way.  I'm leaving for a week out of state in a couple of days and it's now been officially 24 hours since she went missing.  She was a feral that chose me almost 10 years ago and has chosen to be a house cat since then, although for a couple of years she did have to be a ranch kitty while I finished college!  She slipped out of a screen in the bedroom that had a tear in it wednesday early morning and I haven't seen her since.  She's a shy cat that likely hid somewhere and i fully expected to see her that evening but so far no luck.  She's wearing a safety collar and is easy to identify so I'm hoping that if I leave a message at the pound i have a good chance of getting her back if she was picked up (instead of "random tabby").  Of course she's the only pet I have that isn't microchipped! I'll update this with a picture of Mickie once I get home. I can't figure out how to post blog pics from the iPad and my email posting isn't working right now.

10 comments:

  1. My cat Thomas and I are sending out thoughts for Mickie to come home, it is better at home Thomas says. I know you must be so worried!

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  2. Saw the update before the original post, so I am just happy for both of you!

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  3. SO GLAD you found her! I know you must have been worried sick while she was gone.

    Also, she's adorable in the dryer!

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  4. It's a cute picture, but seeing a pet in the dryer gives me chills.
    Do you remember Frank and Suzanne's parrotlet?

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  5. So glad that your kitty has made it home safely. I do have to say, however, that the pic of her in your dryer is VERY SCARY. I say that because I now know of two friends whose cats have been killed accidentally by being in the dryer when it was turned on. I know that cats think it's a great hidey place -- but it is really a death trap. Please everyone, keep your dryer door closed and don't let your cat think of it as a good place be!

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    1. Animals in the dryer are no good! This is the first and only time it happened and it was so cute that Matt (my boyfriend) took this picture on his cell phone and emailed it to me while I was at school one day. We are constantly viligent about Mickie's whereabouts in the house because she is so good at tucking herself into dark corners. For example, she got shut up in the gun safe for a couple of hours.......She's silent and invisible! Probably very useful in her life as a feral cat but definitely not a plus in the modern world.....She's suprisingly sweet and affectionate however, if you are sitting in a chair relaxing, she's almost guarenteed to come over and try to sit in your lap. We can contrast that with another one of my cats that has graced the blog....Jonah. Who now lives at my parents because he was WAY too much cat to add to a household with 3 dogs and another cat. There's all sorts of funny stories about Jonah and I'll have to try and get my mom to write up something about him on her blog. I've posted pics of me shaving him somewhere on this blog....

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  6. brief Jonah--Wes interaction yesterday:
    (walking by and then standing very close to Jonah) "Rrrrraaaaooohhh....rrrr...aaauu!.."
    "What? What's he doing that for? I'm not stepping on him!" (me) "He's afraid you will, and he's telling you not to." (Wes) "Then why is he laying down spread out in the middle of the walkway!!" the answer? Because Jonah is the center of his known world.

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    1. To be fair he IS large round and orange not unlike the sun, maybe we do rotate around him

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  7. he needs the rest of his shave

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