Skip to comments.Prayer For Missing Cat
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.
Prayers for your kitty to come home safe.
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.
Thank you for the ping, SA&.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You’re very welcome.
Prayers for your pet’s safe return.
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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.
I had to do that for my daughter’s cat named “stinky”
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.
LOL don’t they show the disdain! I always say that dogs have owners and cats have staff.
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.
Meaning what, exactly?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 -———
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.....
What a beautiful baby. Prayers up that the kitty returns safe and sound.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for the update. Still praying that you find your kitty.
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.)
I pray you get your cat back. Anyone who has ever loved a pet knows what you are going through. All the best 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.
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