Moved home, cat gone missing :(

(44 Posts)
DrHolmes Tue 29-Oct-13 21:35:59

We moved home and kept him in against his will for two weeks. He was quite hyper during this time. I wasn't sure to keep him in for 2 or 3 weeks but he seemed like he really wanted out so I just opened the window last night and out he popped. I was expecting him to sniff about the front garden and sniff about the back but no... He hopped out, just looked around for a few seconds, ran down our bath to the back of the house where we do have a good size garden but then it also backs on to a very busy road. Me and my partner had watched him at the front then ran to the kitchen which is at the back to see what mishief he was going to get up to. By the time we got to kitchen he was gone! Nowhere to be seen. I went out with treats and shook the bag and he didnt come sad Still not back. What should I do? Do you think he knows where his home is?

theboutiquemummy Tue 05-Nov-13 20:19:30

Aww that's brilliant news

DrHolmes Tue 05-Nov-13 20:15:24

He is! :D

cozietoesie Tue 05-Nov-13 20:07:51

smile

Is he still being close?

DrHolmes Tue 05-Nov-13 20:06:26

Haha love, I know! My cat is black so will have to sit him down and explain that humans cant always see him! Haha cats are great.

Mine is sleeping on the back of the sofa right beside me smile

Lovethesea Tue 05-Nov-13 12:04:04

Fantastic news!!! Woo hoo.

Huntercat got locked in our OWN garage the other night by wandering in when DH was putting his bike away in the dark.

I keep trying to break it to him, you are a dark tabby .. you are invisible in the dark shadows. We are humans. We have pathetic night vision. DH has no awareness of stuff happening around him anyway. Moderate your garage visits accordingly. Etc.

timtam23 Tue 05-Nov-13 00:28:02

So pleased to read your update DrHolmes smile

Auntidote Mon 04-Nov-13 22:46:54

Oh wonderful!

One of mine went missing after I moved and I thought I'd never see him again. Put up posters, did fliers, got lots of phone calls (black and white cats are very common) but no joy.

I had pretty much decided he had found an old lady to love him when he just appeared one night at bed time. He was thin but fine and had been gone for 6 weeks. He is busy eating all the weight back on now. The other cat was So Pissed Off he was back: it was rather funny really.

steppemum Mon 04-Nov-13 22:36:25

through?? throw

steppemum Mon 04-Nov-13 22:15:42

velcro cat - yes, ours does this hen we come home from holiday. Doesn't usually sleep on our bed but sat outside the door and howled until we let him in, and then sat right up between us and purred (and drooled) all night.

Nice to be loved grin (and dh didn't through him out, even though it is his allergies than ban him from the bed!)

DrHolmes Mon 04-Nov-13 20:59:29

Hahaha velcro cat indeed!

Yeah steppe It is a good feeling to know he does love me afterall!!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 04-Nov-13 20:51:46

Velcro cat wink

steppemum Mon 04-Nov-13 20:50:58

brilliant!

I love the way they go really cuddly when they have missed you!

So pleased he came back, probably got stuck because it was an unfamiliar place he got stuck in, he won't make that mistake again!

rowrowrowtheboat Mon 04-Nov-13 20:17:55

Good to hear!

mineofuselessinformation Mon 04-Nov-13 20:13:49

smile

Putitonthelist Mon 04-Nov-13 19:54:53

Fab news!!!! So pleased for you smile

cozietoesie Mon 04-Nov-13 19:45:04

Yay!

smile

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 04-Nov-13 19:44:34

It was a while ago. I live in hope.

DrHolmes Mon 04-Nov-13 19:43:05

Fluffy- where is Hiddens thread? I didn't know another had gone missing.
Hope there's another happy ending.

My cat is now fast asleep in his furry bed smile

oh gosh, what a relief! The poor boy. So glad he's home

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 04-Nov-13 19:35:35

Oh thank god for that. I hate it when one goes missing.

We just need Hiddens to come home now.

DrHolmes Mon 04-Nov-13 19:32:15

He came back!!!!!
At 2.30am!!!!
I woke up because a dog we have staying with us made a scratch noise at the door and i just lay there awake trying to decide if the dog surely could need another pee. So just laying there in the silence I heard meows. Opened the window and called him. Silence. Called again. Then an almighty MMEEEEOOOOOWWWWWW!! and he appeared! By jove he was glad to see me!!

He has lost weight, he was absolutely ravenous. I gave him 2 pouches of wet food which he wolfed down. He didnt want water so was glad he had the wet food. He looks all shabby. I am sure he was stuck somewhere so cozie you were right!
I just don't understand why he appeared at 2am and not before :S

He's not usually a cuddly cat but he slept practically on my head all night then followed me around everywhere and is loving getting petted. So sweet.

Thanks for all your words of encouragement xx

Chesntoots Mon 04-Nov-13 09:25:23

Any news yet?

I came on here a couple of months ago. My new CP cat had disappeared. I had kept him in for a month. Somebody said its common that they go for a long wander when they first move in and after that don't really bother.

Mine came back - about two hours before the flyers arrived from animal search!

Fingers crossed for you.

rowrowrowtheboat Sat 02-Nov-13 19:31:20

Cats are intelligent, he may find his way back. People will care and will take a lost looking cat who has obviously been up for a few days to the vets. Don't lose hope.

For reassurance, the last time our cat did it, we honed the council to see if any cats had been found roadside. It was a horrible call to make, but they gave me a categorical no, which gave me immense relief. A coup,e of days later he reappeared, hungry but ok. Months later, someone further done the road told me which shed he had reappeared from.

Local vets and pet shops will also put ads out for lost pets, and if insured, your insurance company may be ale to help with advice.

Fingers crossed he comes home soon and won't venture out again so far.

DrHolmes Sat 02-Nov-13 15:09:40

He is chipped but actually its the wrong name on his chip, I never never told the chipping company to update it.. Damn me! But, they do have my phone number so I guess it doesnt matter really.
It is really awful weather here now and me and my partner went out in freezing rain looking but nothing yet sad

When we lived at partners parents house he did run off a couple of times for 4-8 days. But this time I am just so worried as he doesnt know the area at all.

Do you think he will remember the way back if he just ran off quickly and got distracted? Like, will he remember where we live in 10 days time?

cozietoesie Sat 02-Nov-13 12:54:14

Fingers crossed. I think you're maybe mistaken about him not going into a shed or anything. Cats are insatiably curious and this is the time of year when people might well have a shed or outhouse door open for a short while - getting rakes for leaves or something. The overwhelming majority of the cats who go missing on here - and then reappear - turn out to have been shut in somewhere.

Best of luck. Maybe the flyers will generate some activity.

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