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  #11  
Old May 28th 12, 10:45 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Lisa Katt[_2_]
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"Takayuki" skrev i meddelandet
...
On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:30:48 -0600, MLB wrote:
Do uou remember the posts about hanging out your sox or some used
clothing so a lost cat can identify his home? Also about walking in
your bare feet in a star patern for some distance from your home to make
a guide path back to your home"? If he hasn't returned, this may be of
help AFTER the storm is over.
We are sending ouir best purrs and prayers that he will find his way
home soon. MLB


I put out the carrier he used to sleep in as a kitten, put it under a
chair, put a shirt I was wearing today inside it, and hoped that he'd use
it as a shelter.

The exasperating thing is that he must've been watching me as I was doing
all of this and calling him and looking for him.


All is well that ends well!
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Old May 28th 12, 11:38 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Default Buster is missing - He's found!

Takayuki wrote:
On Sun, 27 May 2012 22:48:13 -0700, "Joy" wrote:
"Takayuki" wrote in message
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We're supposed to have thunderstorms today. I'm so worried for my soft,
sheltered stripey boy!

Purrs for him to find his way to where you can find him.


I found him hiding huddled on the deck! I'm so relieved.


I'm so glad that you found him! You must have been frantic. I know I
would have been if one of mine had pulled such a BCT on me.

Purrs that Buster has learned his lesson and will not be pushing out
screen doors anymore.

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Old May 28th 12, 03:32 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Takayuki" wrote in message
...
On Mon, 28 May 2012 00:30:48 -0600, MLB wrote:
Do uou remember the posts about hanging out your sox or some used
clothing so a lost cat can identify his home? Also about walking in
your bare feet in a star patern for some distance from your home to make
a guide path back to your home"? If he hasn't returned, this may be of
help AFTER the storm is over.
We are sending ouir best purrs and prayers that he will find his way
home soon. MLB


I put out the carrier he used to sleep in as a kitten, put it under a
chair, put a shirt I was wearing today inside it, and hoped that he'd use
it as a shelter.

The exasperating thing is that he must've been watching me as I was doing
all of this and calling him and looking for him.


Glad everything turned out all right


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Old May 28th 12, 06:49 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Christina Websell
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"Takayuki" wrote in message
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On Sun, 27 May 2012 22:48:13 -0700, "Joy" wrote:
"Takayuki" wrote in message
. ..
We're supposed to have thunderstorms today. I'm so worried for my soft,
sheltered stripey boy!


Purrs for him to find his way to where you can find him.


I found him hiding huddled on the deck! I'm so relieved.

I checked all the bushes and some of the neighbor's bushes outside, but
all
that yielded me was a bunch of mosquito bites and cobwebs on my head.

I was feeling so frantic, but I tried to put myself into Buster's frame of
mind, and thought of all the possible paths he could follow that would
allow him to stay out of the open. I also knew that he liked to retreat to
heights, so I checked some trees, and also a partially-completed deck and
stairs that was a project of the previous homeowner more than a decade
ago.
I'd never used it, so I'd forgotten about it. Nevertheless, I did a
cursory
check, and didn't see Buster there.

But the next time I checked, I thought there was a vague shape there. I
looked closer, and it was actually a shadow thrown by a trellis, but in
the
shadow was Buster! He looked down at me a bit quizzically.

I went to the bottom of the steps and called him in soft tones like I
normally do. And surprisingly, he stretched and waddled down casually and
into my arms. He purred and purred as I held him close.

But when I got him inside, he abruptly hissed at the door he'd escaped
from, and puffed up his tail. I let him down, and he trotted up the door,
and looked outside suspiciously. He's winding around my ankles now as I'm
typing.


This is the difficulty in being a Brit on this group - everything happens
and is sometimes resolved whilst we are asleep.
I'm so happy you found him.
I would have panicked just as you did if I had an indoor cat that got out.
Luckily Buster is a sensible cat and did not go far. He did a bit of a BCT
there, Tak! Watching you put all the stuff out to tempt him home, and being
in reach all the time!
It's not funny really, the amount of agony you go through when a beloved pet
is missing (I've experienced that) is terrible.
I'm so glad he is home.

Tweed





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Old May 28th 12, 10:07 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Mon, 28 May 2012 12:38:12 +0200, "Nadia N."
wrote:
I'm so glad that you found him! You must have been frantic. I know I
would have been if one of mine had pulled such a BCT on me.

Purrs that Buster has learned his lesson and will not be pushing out
screen doors anymore.

Nadia, Kotyo and Sweety


He's so curious and has such a strong shovel-nose. I'll have to fix the
bottom track on that door - I'd noticed that it was loose when I opened and
closed the door, but thought it was still secure when locked. I guess I
have to think more laterally!
  #16  
Old May 28th 12, 10:10 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Mon, 28 May 2012 18:49:11 +0100, "Christina Websell"
wrote:
This is the difficulty in being a Brit on this group - everything happens
and is sometimes resolved whilst we are asleep.
I'm so happy you found him.
I would have panicked just as you did if I had an indoor cat that got out.
Luckily Buster is a sensible cat and did not go far. He did a bit of a BCT
there, Tak! Watching you put all the stuff out to tempt him home, and being
in reach all the time!
It's not funny really, the amount of agony you go through when a beloved pet
is missing (I've experienced that) is terrible.
I'm so glad he is home.


I was relieved and amused when I saw him looking at me. He looked so
relaxed, almost bored, that I felt confident at that point that he wouldn't
run when I called him.
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Old May 28th 12, 11:07 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Takayuki" wrote in message
...
On Mon, 28 May 2012 12:38:12 +0200, "Nadia N."
wrote:
I'm so glad that you found him! You must have been frantic. I know I
would have been if one of mine had pulled such a BCT on me.

Purrs that Buster has learned his lesson and will not be pushing out
screen doors anymore.

Nadia, Kotyo and Sweety


He's so curious and has such a strong shovel-nose. I'll have to fix the
bottom track on that door - I'd noticed that it was loose when I opened
and
closed the door, but thought it was still secure when locked. I guess I
have to think more laterally!


always have to think of them as a naughty 2 year old that will get into
everything and anything. They train you with out you even realizing ;-)


  #18  
Old May 29th 12, 12:08 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Takayuki
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As I was outside trying to little avail to get the screen door back on to
the tracks, I found the reason Buster had decided to run off.

There was long, peachy cat fur scattered all over this corner of the lawn.
Lots of long, light fur. Like enough to knit a shotglass cozy. Buster is a
short haired gray tabby. I didn't see any gray fur.

Buster must've encountered a neighborhood cat I call "cream cat". He's used
my yard occasionally on his rounds for many years. He's a harmless little
thing. But Buster really resents the local kitty easements.

Hopefully, Cream just lost some fur, and is all right.
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Old May 30th 12, 03:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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* It may have been the liquor talking, but
Takayuki wrote:

On Sun, 27 May 2012 22:48:13 -0700, "Joy" wrote:
"Takayuki" wrote in message
. ..
We're supposed to have thunderstorms today. I'm so worried for my soft,
sheltered stripey boy!


Purrs for him to find his way to where you can find him.


I found him hiding huddled on the deck! I'm so relieved.

I checked all the bushes and some of the neighbor's bushes outside, but all
that yielded me was a bunch of mosquito bites and cobwebs on my head.

I was feeling so frantic, but I tried to put myself into Buster's frame of
mind, and thought of all the possible paths he could follow that would
allow him to stay out of the open. I also knew that he liked to retreat to
heights, so I checked some trees, and also a partially-completed deck and
stairs that was a project of the previous homeowner more than a decade ago.
I'd never used it, so I'd forgotten about it. Nevertheless, I did a cursory
check, and didn't see Buster there.

But the next time I checked, I thought there was a vague shape there. I
looked closer, and it was actually a shadow thrown by a trellis, but in the
shadow was Buster! He looked down at me a bit quizzically.

I went to the bottom of the steps and called him in soft tones like I
normally do. And surprisingly, he stretched and waddled down casually and
into my arms. He purred and purred as I held him close.

But when I got him inside, he abruptly hissed at the door he'd escaped
from, and puffed up his tail. I let him down, and he trotted up the door,
and looked outside suspiciously. He's winding around my ankles now as I'm
typing.


What a joy! This losing and finding someone is such a universal experience,
isn't it? It reminds us of why we love someone, and
makes them dearer to us. See, I found a silver lining...


I went through a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I work late in
the neighbor hood and pop my head in my apartment a few times a night to
check on Martha, the cat. Well, I didn't see her, and assumed she'd slipped
out on my previous visit. I searched all over, calling her but came home
distraught. I thought I'd lost her.

I lay down to catch a few winks, and that's when I felt something touch my
hair - it was Martha. Was I glad to see _her!_ She was hiding in the closet
the whole time!

I'm glad you were reunited with your Buster - best of luck!

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Old May 31st 12, 01:06 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Wed, 30 May 2012 07:39:21 -0700, Rockinghorse Winner
wrote:
What a joy! This losing and finding someone is such a universal experience,
isn't it? It reminds us of why we love someone, and
makes them dearer to us. See, I found a silver lining...


I went through a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I work late in
the neighbor hood and pop my head in my apartment a few times a night to
check on Martha, the cat. Well, I didn't see her, and assumed she'd slipped
out on my previous visit. I searched all over, calling her but came home
distraught. I thought I'd lost her.

I lay down to catch a few winks, and that's when I felt something touch my
hair - it was Martha. Was I glad to see _her!_ She was hiding in the closet
the whole time!

I'm glad you were reunited with your Buster - best of luck!

Terry


Very true! I did love on him extra after I found him. But really, he
doesn't need to feel that he has to do me this favor again!
 




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