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  •  She took off out the door in a panic (23+ / 0-)

    when we had the new bed delivered last Thursday. No idea where she could possibly have gotten to - we have been looking every day for her. Thanks for the wishes.

    Economic Left/Right: -8.25 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.54 Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons (or cats), for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

    by triciawyse on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 11:33:56 AM PST

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    •  I had a cat return after months. (12+ / 0-)

      I have a semi-feral cat named Frankie Fuzzbutt, the kind that looks like a long-haired siamese. I got and kept him while volunteering with a trap, spay/neuter, and release program, and he was only a kitten but very wild. He's about 10 years old now, much tamer but not a cat anyone can pick up.  3 or 4 years ago he escaped in midsummer from an outdoor enclosure I made for my cats with an entrance through a basement window.  With the first snows, I began to see him lurking around, and then one day he ran back in my open front door. I think he managed by hunting in a 1000 acre hunting preserve that he could enter at the end of my street, but the Wisconsin winter drove him back inside.  He has not tried to escape again, although I discovered he was once more working his way out of the same enclosure and then running back into it, until I found a way to fix that problem.  I tend to agree with you that Ashley is probably okay if she is not returning for food and shelter, but I don't think that necessarily means someone is keeping her inside. Some cats just really are more comfortable running around outside and having adventures.  For all you know, she could be enjoying freedom and at the same time getting several people to put out food for her.  That's not unusual, and there's no sense in worrying about her.  It's great that you're getting another cat, even if some day Ashley shows up.

      •  My neighbors cat came back after two years! (8+ / 0-)

        My own was missing for about three weeks. Ashley could just show up some day but I'm glad that you're considering giving a home to another kitty. Just sorry you're going through this Tricia.

        Arrogance is ignorance matured.

        by jennyp on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:30:06 PM PST

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        •  One of our cats went on vacations regularly (5+ / 0-)
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          This was many years ago before I got married so it was one of my mom and dad's cats.  Wuzzy was a black longhair who was very  sweet and gentle.  For some reason, she would disappear for 2 weeks and then return apparently no worse for the adventure.  She did this often enough that we got used to her vacations.  Eventually she did disappear for good.  I think her grandmother Ethel went on vacation a time or two herself.

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