It’s been a pretty awful week.
Our cat Muffin (the one I like to call the Spawn of Satan but in reality I am somewhat fond of her), has gone missing and the past four days have seen me plastering the neighborhood in posters, handing out fliers, walking the nearest 5 miles calling her name until I am hoarse, driving the back roads nearby multiple times, inspecting all manner of roadkill I see, posting on numerous online lost pet boards, calling local shelters (did you know shelters in my county CHARGE a person dropping off a cat $10 and won’t accept a found cat unless they’re paid????!), updating her microchip registration, and wading through thigh-deep fields and brambles searching for a cat that when curled up is smaller than your average rock. Of course (since I used to do volunteer work rescuing feral and abused cats when we lived in Hawaii) I am envisioning all the worst-case scenarios, have barely slept since she disappeared, and am jumping out of my skin every time the phone rings, or rushing outside every time I hear the smallest noise.
I’ve been ignoring all unrelated emails and neglecting this blog and can barely even think about fashion-y stuff or DIY right now.
I’m really sorry – I don’t mean to let you guys down or anything; I’m still here…just otherwise preoccupied.
Muffin, if you’re reading this, please come home!! I’ll even give you a whole wad of nice tissues to munch on, promise!!
Oh no! I'm so sorry! I hope she turns up – and fast! If I were at all closer to you I'd be right out there hunting, too.
Soooo cute the cat 🙂
It is heart-wrenching when an animal goes missing and I will pray that Muffin is returned home safely.
Oh no!! I'm wishing you all the best of luck from here! I really hope you find her!!
This is so awful, I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. I have two cats, and I would be just as upset. I really REALLY hope you find her.
oh, nooo….. i lost one of my dogs once and i know how you are feeling… paws crossed for you and muffin! Donatella
I hope muffin comes home soon!!!!
I really hope you find her soon. It's amazing how these little furry creatures become so important to us. Don't give up hope…I once found someone's cat that had been missing for over a year.
Oh, you poor thing. I have a tabby with a stripe right down the middle of her nose. Sometimes she looks positively evil! But she is the cuddliest most gorgeous cat in the world and I know I'd feel awful if she went missing. Cyberspace can wait for you……hope she shows up! Amy xx
Thank you all for your kind words. It means so much to me. We are doing all we can, and hope that she is somewhere nearby, just lost in the fields beyond our house. Our poor dog is so melancholy – whining and staring out the window – since she now has no one to hatch her diabolical plans with! Plus Muffin practically raised the dog, who was a tiny puppy when we got her.
Thank you so much for your support and kind thoughts.
awww- muffin come home 🙁
I hope you find Muffin soon. If I could help you look for her I would. My grandparents two cats have disappeared 6 times between the two of them. I remember how upset my nanna was when the younger cat got hit by a car when he ran away, luckily he only broke his leg though he sadly died this year.
I hope you find Muffin soon and that Muffin will be unharmed when she returns to you.
So sorry to hear about your kitty. I have three kitties and know how you feel. I hope everything turns out great and she's curled up asleep in a sunspot (at home) soon.
You must not, EVER, give up! Keep plastering the neighborhood with flyers, even in places that seem blatantly obvious! She is somewhere, perhaps with another family! This happened to me–someone took in my cat, then went on vacation for two weeks and left my cat in a sitter's care. Be strong! It is amazing to to hear of the remarkable tales in which long-lost kitties are reunited. She may have found an adventure for herself, maybe followed a bird sound, and then got frightened and hid somewhere!
Good vibes and “go home, kitty” thoughts coming your way!
I hope your week gets better! Pets are def a part of the family. My parents are watching my baby puppy (well he's full grown now haha) while I live in France this year, and it sucks.
:o( I'd be a total mess if one of our cats disappeared, too! They've done so before but never for more than a few hours at a time. I hope you find her, safe and sound…and soon!
Hope you she finds her way back to you.
Oh no 🙁 I hope she has come home!