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February 18, 2005

Please come home

We came home tonight, and found the front door had blown open. It's an old house and you have to make sure the door really shuts - although we can't remember the last time we had cause to use the front door. Our neighborhood is just quiet enough that we didn't really worry that it was a break-in, which is fortunate, I guess.

Our cat Tabitha is missing. She's always been the curious one, the one you have to watch that she doesn't just stroll out the door when you're not looking. She's always been indoors, so she doesn't even wear a collar with tags. She's only got one tooth left. Tabitha's the one who always greets us at the door; she never misses an opportunity to eat. She's been with us for the last eight years.

How do you look for a cat in the neighborhood? We walked around, calling her name. I knocked on my neighbors' doors, people I haven't met or spoken to before. We didn't think she'd wander far, but she was nowhere to be found. She's a mellow cat, friendly, not at all skittish. I guess it's a good thing that Ginger, the resident fraidy cat, had no interest in leaving the house.

The humane society was already closed by the time we first got home. We'll have to make calls, put up flyers.

I have to hope that she'll show up on the back porch, hungry but unhurt. Or that somebody's found her and is trying to find us, somehow.

What a week.

Yours, &c., LC | 11:09 PM | | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

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Oh, that is so sad. Do you have a craigslist webpage where you live? Keep trying animal control (the pound. In Rhode Island they only hold an animal 24 hours before they reach their unfortunate fate).

But most likely she's outside seeing new things and enjoying new scents and will return home when her stomach tells her to. Perhaps put a bit of food out on the door stoop. Also try to talk to many of your neighbors. I had a neighbor take my cat in once because she thought he was a stray. She was trying to find him a new home...luckily I spoke with her before too late. Good luck. It's so sad.

Posted by: impossiblejane at February 18, 2005 11:27 PM

I'm sure she'll come back soon. Just keep some food out for her. Take care of yourself!

Posted by: Daniella at February 19, 2005 01:02 PM

That's so horrible. I couldn't bear the thought of my little Zoe out in the real world.

I know that we live an hour and a half south of you, but Kirsten and I will be on the lookout.

Come back, Tabitha.

Take care.

Posted by: Cory at February 20, 2005 03:58 AM

Thanks, you guys.

I posted a "lost" ad at Craigslist - thanks, impossiblejane, I hadn't thought of that.

Scott has made calls; he even checked the crawlspace under the house. I think I will go knock on some more doors. I hate that it seems lately I only meet people in the face of something terrible happening.

So there are some things to do. And then we can only hope.

Posted by: Lady Crumpet at February 20, 2005 09:38 AM

S-I am hoping that she'll be home soon, hungry and happy to curl up next to you!

Posted by: Holly at February 20, 2005 10:21 PM

I'm so sorry to hear that Tabitha got out! And I'm hoping too that she'll turn up soon. Keep trying and good luck!

Posted by: Amy at February 20, 2005 11:36 PM

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