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Cat missing - v worried

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AmberNectarine Mon 01-Aug-16 11:33:29

My 1yo male cat went out at c. 6.30pm last night. Not seen him since. I waited up until midnight but as he had not come in the night before, but was waiting there in the morning, I was unconcerned.

Still no sign this morning, now very worried as this is the longest he has stayed out. Heard noises that could have been cats or foxes fighting at about 10.30pm and went out calling for him. Heard rustling in the bushes but he didn't come in.

Am I flapping over nothing?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:10:57

Perhaps but it never hurts to start putting posters up & using your local Facebook spotted page.

Is he microchipped?.

sandrapanda Tue 02-Aug-16 13:43:28

Any news OP?

AmberNectarine Tue 09-Aug-16 23:06:59

Thanks for replies, sorry had to hide this for a bit.

I found my lovely boy shortly after my post. He had been hit by a car. I was utterly, utterly devastated, but am coming to terms with it now. He was only just 1.

isamonster Tue 09-Aug-16 23:56:58

I'm really sorry. That must have been a horrible shock for you. Take care

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 10-Aug-16 06:38:03

Oh no, poor lad. I am so sorry.

I'm glad you found him though, not everyone does. it's an awful thing to have to see.

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 10-Aug-16 06:45:22

So sorryflowers what a horrible thing to go through. Thinking of you.

chemenger Wed 10-Aug-16 09:39:17

I'm so sorry for your loss, its never easy to lose a cat but when they are young it seems so much worse.

AmberNectarine Wed 10-Aug-16 12:45:00

Thank you. Yes, I was glad to find him. He actually didn't have a mark on him. The vet thought he may have have a heart attack from the shock.

I was able to put him in a box, covered in a blanket so the children could see him and say goodbye.

I think he had a fight with another cat and fled into the road in a panic, because I heard a commotion the evening before. He NEVER went near the main road (he was terrified on cars), just mooched around the cul-de-sac we live in.

He was our first pet, and he opened a door for us. We will get another cat in the Autumn, probably a girl this time in the hope she is less inclined to fight and roam. I'm also getting a GPS tracker for this one, so I can obsessively track it on my phone.

PaintedDrivesAndPolishedGrass Wed 10-Aug-16 12:51:32

Oh Op I'm so sorry. I'm in tears for you. flowerssad

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 10-Aug-16 15:32:46

Oh bless him. What a shock. Now you have a 'cat shaped hole' in your life, as described to me by others on MN. You will never replace your dear boy but will be able to give another cat a good home.

BoysToysAndNoise Wed 10-Aug-16 15:39:01

Oh no!
Sorry op flowers

TroysMammy Wed 10-Aug-16 18:33:52

I'm so sorry. It's an awful thing to happen. flowers

AmberNectarine Wed 10-Aug-16 18:45:45

Posie, that's exactly it, a cat-shaped hole. The house feels empty, despite being full of children!

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 10-Aug-16 18:50:07

I get it. Had loads of support on here when my old girl had to be put to sleep aged 18. The house felt awful without her. They are just always there, on your radar. We are getting a rescue cat soon (I had a whole thread about whether it was too soon!) I cannot wait to have a cat in the house again. We'll never fill the place of Molly but I just need to have a cat in the house. You will know when the time is right.

timtam23 Thu 11-Aug-16 21:38:52

Oh Amber I am so sorry, how sad for you. It's no comfort at the moment but at least you found him and were able to say goodbye flowers

AmberNectarine Thu 11-Aug-16 22:58:51

It is a comfort I found him. Would hate to be wondering and worrying.

Came home this evening and there was a black and white cat sitting in the garden looking into the house. My heart leapt before I realise she had slightly different markings and was clearly female! So silly of me, he's hardly going to be resurrected!

Middleoftheroad Thu 11-Aug-16 23:07:44

I'm so sorry for me. I lost one of our noys the same way and same age. It hurts so much.

When we lost our other boy to illness last year another little black and white cat appeared so I know what you mean.

So sorry you are going through this. You're both in my thoughts right now.

Middleoftheroad Thu 11-Aug-16 23:08:09

I mean sorry for you OP!

sandrapanda Fri 12-Aug-16 12:26:52

I'm so sorry OP sad. We also lost our 1 yr old boy at the beginning of August, he was our first ever pet and he was also run over, devastated is an understatement. Ours was also timid and scared of cars sounds v similar to your boy.

We are still undecided about getting another, DH adamant it's not going to happen as the cat was closest to him and says he can't face going through losing another. But as you say there's this great feeling of emptiness even though there's 6 of us at home.

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