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Feeling sick with worry!!

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susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 19:37:54

Our 8month old ginger boy went out at 4pm and hasn't come back. He's only started going outside about 3 weeks ago and has always stayed close by and come back after about ten mins he has missed his mealtime

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 19:39:11

Posted too soon, meant to say he has been neutered. Please reassure me he will come back when he's hungry??hmmhmm

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 06-Jan-15 19:45:51

Keep calling him, it's only been a few hours.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 20:38:01

He's still not backhmmhmm just been around the road calling his name.

TheHobbit Tue 06-Jan-15 20:44:50

Take a tin of cat food, open it for the smell and take a spoon. Hit the can with the spoon whilst walking around calling him. This works 90 percent of the time for me.

TheHobbit Tue 06-Jan-15 20:48:42

Sorry me again... just to add, that ive moved many times with my two cats and everytime aroumd tge three week period, they disappear for a longer period, everytime. Ive figured it could be because theycare determining their boundaries and tend to go out further than usual and get a bit lost until they find the scent home again. Your cat will more than likely be back within the next two hours, almost guaranteed as based on your times that would almost match my cats times they do it.

bettyboop1970 Tue 06-Jan-15 20:59:29

My kitten disappeared for 2 days when about 6months old. She returned 4am, It was very traumatic for us, but she was fine. Hopefully yours will return soon. Get your neighbours to check sheds garages etc. Fingers crossed he will be home shortly.

KittieCat Tue 06-Jan-15 21:01:58

Definitely go out with his food and treats. If he eats dry food shake the box like a loon until he hears you or tap the tin like TheHobbit says. Rustle his treats too.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 21:03:49

I hope so Hobbit, I'm beside myself nowhmmhmm we've never had a cat before so this is all new to us.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 21:07:53

Thank you everyone

Betty, 2 days!! that must of been awful.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 21:52:08

He's back.

Caked in stinky mud and starving hungry.

Oh I'm so relieved smilesmile

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 06-Jan-15 21:53:49

Brilliant news. Wonder where the mud came from.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 21:57:40

It seems like riverbank mud, really whiffs. So he's had a bit of a wash in the sink much to his disgust.

cakewitch Tue 06-Jan-15 22:00:41

Ahh. Glad he's back. I've been watching this thread. We had the same thing with our little cat. It's so hard when they first go out, isn't it.

TheHobbit Tue 06-Jan-15 22:01:31

So happy now that he is back.

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 22:05:58

Thanks everyone, God that was stressful!!

timtam23 Tue 06-Jan-15 22:44:48

Glad to hear he's back! Mine disappeared for 3 days when he was 7 months old. I was beside myself with worry, couldn't sleep, kept bursting into tears, spent hours walking the streets & posting leaflets. Then he turned up as if he'd only been gone 5 minutes. We are still none the wiser as to where he had been. I'm still a bit on edge when he goes out in the evenings now!

susiedaisy Tue 06-Jan-15 23:02:26

3 days good grief that must of been horribleconfused.

I'm just beginning to calm down now. My stomach was churning.
The little buggar is sat by the back door meowing to go back out now angry

bettyboop1970 Wed 07-Jan-15 00:12:27

So pleased to hear he has returned safe and sound.

KittieCat Wed 07-Jan-15 12:43:34

Brilliant news. Our girl went missing for 6.5 weeks it was awful.

They're a worry...

RubbishMantra Wed 07-Jan-15 16:38:44

Yay!

MCat's done this a couple of times, once he got shut in our neighbour's cellar. MKitten hasn't taken the leap over the wall yet. I'm dreading that day...

susiedaisy Wed 07-Jan-15 20:33:37

Thanks everyone

I let him out at 3pm as he was meowing pitifully at the back door, however it was short lived as the wind blew a leaf in his face and startled him and he ran back inside gringrin

RubbishMantra Wed 07-Jan-15 23:58:56

They do get freaked out and skittish on windy days. Bless them.

Morph went missing for 7 weeks... and I called , walked the streets and cried for every single night.

I found him by complete fluke.. I just felt he wasn't dead, but went to our local garage about 1/2 a mile away for petrol and for no reason turned left out of it (not the right way) and he ran right out in front of me from the field across the road, into the bushes. Stopped the car and called and he came.. to my voice.. it was clear he didn't recognise me by sight. he was terribly thin and covered in rabbit fleas (we are rural) The vet thinks he was hit by a car and disorientated/brain damaged.

We kept him in for 3 months as we were moving house, and he gradually came round and never went more than 2 houses away ever again. He was so cuddly and daft, but never quite a normal cat after that...special needs moggy!

My lot are not allowed out after dark now, but I still worry every time they go out!

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