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Prayer For Missing Cat
NA | 3 Dec 2012 | EC

Posted on 12/03/2012 9:16:02 AM PST by edpc

One of our cats (LT - short for Little Thing) got out the other night while taking out the dogs. She is a very special cat and we have spent a lot of time trying to find her. Please pray for her safe return.

If those on the kitty ping list have any suggestions that may lead her back home, I would appreciate it. We leave the garage door slightly up at night with food hoping she'll find her way.

Picture below.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kitty; lt
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To: edpc

Prayers for your kitty to come home safe.


51 posted on 12/03/2012 11:22:09 AM PST by Gefn
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To: edpc

Heartfelt prayers, humbly offered up for the return of your precious Little Thing. May she return soon as if nothing happened, and may you have many happy years with her sticking close to home and you always.


52 posted on 12/03/2012 11:26:30 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Thank you for the ping, SA&.


53 posted on 12/03/2012 11:27:21 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: goldi

We really don’t have cats figured out at all, as much as we’d like to think we do. You can call them incessantly, jiggle their favorite toy or food dish, bring out the most fragrant sardines, and they will just sit in hiding watching you make a fool of yourself if it is not in their mind to be found.

They really are from another planet.


54 posted on 12/03/2012 11:33:35 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BuffaloJack
4) Don’t even bother looking in the daytime. They have changed to entirely nocturnal and maybe a little dusk or dawn routine.

Years ago somebody gave me a beautiful female Siamese cat. I was showing her to my neighbor when a car drove by. The cat tried to wiggle away, and I held her tighter. She chomped down on my hand, driving her fangs right through my knuckles. I hel on as long as I could and finally had to let got, whereupon she leapt from my arms and took off.

I went to the hospital for emergency treatment, and the doc said, "Please tell me that this was your won cat that bit you." "Yes, except I'd only owned her an hour before it happened." The doc scowled and said, "You have to find that cat within a week, or you'll have to undergo rabies treatment."

We look and called and notified all the neighors. Nothing. We drove around the nearby neighborhoods at night looking for her. Do you know how many cars hang out under cars in urban neighborhoods? A lot of them. We put food for her on the deck and in the garage with the door ajar.

3 days later I woke up early on a Sat. morn. and spotted my other cat (an orange tiger Tom) sitting outside the garage like he was on guard. We pt on robe and slippers (and garden gloves) and snuck out to the garage and slipped in. There was my Siamese cat sitting on a pile of lumber in the far recesses of the garage looking smug.

We captured her and locked her up for a month with no further incident. We named her Skitty and owned her for many years afterward.

55 posted on 12/03/2012 11:52:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: edpc

Prayers up for your kitty. - We have one that is a “wildcat”. Won’t stay in the house; likes adventure. Goes down the driveway where the rattlesnakes hang out and hangs out with them; then behind the storm cellar where the bobcats hang out, and other places where who knows what hangs out, then on the porch where the dogs hang out. I called her “Lambchop” for awhile, but the neighbors over the hill burst out laughing and hollered “LAMBCHOP!!?”, so I finally changed it to BRUTUS. (She also tries to kill me periodically by biting my legs then running under the bed shaking with glee; made me fall a while back doing that.) She is a one-girl wrecking crew in the house, knocks stuff off tables and counters onto the floor, tears up dried flower arrangements all over the floor - never seen anything like it.


56 posted on 12/03/2012 12:09:17 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: edpc

I hope she comes home. We live in the country and let our 3 cats out mostly at night, we have coon and other wild animals
we have done this for 30 years at this place, they are all neutered and don’t seem to wander.


57 posted on 12/03/2012 12:14:59 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: TheOldLady

You’re very welcome.


58 posted on 12/03/2012 12:22:17 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: edpc

Prayers for your pet’s safe return.


59 posted on 12/03/2012 2:53:19 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: edpc

A new low for Free Republic


60 posted on 12/03/2012 2:55:41 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Darksheare

Good idea; when my neighbor told me one of my cats escaped when I was out of town I told her to turn the TV on and leave the window open. BTW it didn’t work; but 1 day after I came home she showed up, I think because she saw my car.


61 posted on 12/03/2012 3:34:38 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I had to do that for my daughter’s cat named “stinky”


62 posted on 12/03/2012 3:37:11 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Had several cats over the years that learned to associate the sound of my car with my presence.
So when they heard my car pull in, they knew I was on my way.

Of course they had to show feline disdain and disinterest when I came in, but they were sitting by the door watching me enter.


63 posted on 12/03/2012 3:42:07 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

LOL don’t they show the disdain! I always say that dogs have owners and cats have staff.


64 posted on 12/03/2012 4:00:59 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Oh yes she did!
My cat was 26 pounds of diva attitude with two color Holstein cow coloration.
And she let me know under no uncertain termsthat I was HER human and I was expected to show her proper deference.
Or be crushed under her bulk.

I miss that cat, hyperthyroid and cancer got her.


65 posted on 12/03/2012 4:14:09 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: bert

Meaning what, exactly?


66 posted on 12/03/2012 4:42:05 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

what a sweetie. One of my cats was missing for almost a week once, where we live speeding cars, bears, wolves...well you can imagine what was thought.

Every day at what was her dinner time I would call her, every day I was disappointed.

On what I had decided would be the “last time” I called, she came running out of the woods like Satan was on her tail.

Prayers for the safe and soon return of your precious Kitty.


67 posted on 12/03/2012 8:14:21 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: edpc

I’ve been there too— and with a skittish tortie. So skittish that I’ve never held her. But post 25 is right on. Look close by.

Our Pansy was right under the back steps the first time she got out. The second time, I left the back door open and kept calling her. She walked in in the middle of the night. I had tears of joy!

A flashlight is also good—— as was posted earlier. Good luck. And a prayer is being sent.


68 posted on 12/03/2012 8:42:28 PM PST by Exit148
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To: edpc

Praying now.


69 posted on 12/03/2012 8:56:18 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: edpc

This may sound strange, but do you have any of the used kitty litter left? It’s another scent that can mark “home” for a cat.

When our skittish little tabby boy managed to get out, the lady at the shelter told us put out some of the used litter from the catbox, and it would be a smell he’d recognize. Since we have 4 cats, we were easily able to do this. Dunno if it actually HELPED, but the next morning we found him under the car shivering and crying, so upset by the ordeal he actually let us pick him up.


70 posted on 12/04/2012 3:11:39 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: edpc

Just woke up, and checking in case kitty came home last night. No update.

I hope kitty came home. Please let us know how you are holding up.


71 posted on 12/04/2012 4:47:19 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Fire_on_High

That’s a great idea about the litter! Never thought of it, but it really makes sense!

Yes - I checked in, too. Still praying and hoping -———


72 posted on 12/04/2012 7:13:26 AM PST by Exit148
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To: edpc

Pay no mind. We know pets are like our kids and important too. I would borrow a trap, put in tuna fish and leave it around your house at night when you can’t check for him.....


73 posted on 12/04/2012 8:45:31 AM PST by Fawn (GIVE OBAMA EVERYTHING HE WANTS--Get out of they way for BLAME)
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To: edpc

What a beautiful baby. Prayers up that the kitty returns safe and sound.


74 posted on 12/04/2012 10:56:48 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Fire_on_High

We actually did spread some around the yard, hoping it would do what you said. Unfortunately, we have had steady rain, heavy at times this evening. I’ll try it again tomorrow. I am hoping tonight she has found a place to stay warm and dry. The garage door is still slightly open if she needs it, though.


75 posted on 12/04/2012 3:35:23 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

Must have been a self-reference to post 60. That’s the only thing I can think of that makes sense...

Hope you find L.T.


76 posted on 12/04/2012 7:26:46 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: edpc; Slings and Arrows

any word?


77 posted on 12/05/2012 11:19:58 AM PST by Gefn
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To: Gefn; Slings and Arrows; All
We did have one reply so far from Craigslist. A cat matching LT's general description was not far away from where we live. Unfortunately, that cat had been killed when hit by a car. We found that cat, it was not ours, and a local vet agreed to take it for cremation.

I was relieved it was not LT, but that poor animal did not deserve to be left where it was. I was glad the local facility agreed to take the remains.

A local rescue group is going to let us use a humane trap. Hopefully, that will give us the outcome for which we and other FReepers are praying.

Thank you all.

78 posted on 12/05/2012 1:06:34 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: edpc

Thank you for the update. Still praying that you find your kitty.


79 posted on 12/05/2012 1:09:03 PM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: edpc

FWIW, once one of my cats ran away and stayed away for ten days. On the 10th day she strolled up like nothing had happened, and hasn’t tried to run away since. (I think she discovered that Outside has lousy meal service.)


80 posted on 12/05/2012 1:58:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: edpc

I pray you get your cat back. Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows what you are going through. All the best EDPC.


81 posted on 12/06/2012 1:38:29 AM PST by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: edpc

I’m wondering if it’s a good idea to start posting on Twitter /and/or Facebook.

My kitty has pages on both and would be happy to post/tweet a lost ad for you.

I have to take my girl to the vet today for routine and I will ask the vet for any other ideas to help find your kitty.

You are in both of our thoughts and prayers.


82 posted on 12/06/2012 5:07:09 AM PST by Gefn
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