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The litter tray

bugger, new cat gone out on a jolly.

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piratecaaaaaaaaaghhht · 11/10/2011 11:53

Hiya, this is my third young cat in under 3 yrs. He's 6 months, and has been accompanied in the garden a handful of times, then brought back in. He's gone out, has gone straight over the fence, and well i pray he'll make his way home.

He's very nosey and chatty. Yet young. He has been with us 6 weeks.

Really hope he comes home. Only been gone 20 mins, but i lost my one yr old cat to the road in April, and i am probably over anxious. I lost another one yr old to FELV two yrs ago.

We debated wether or not to get another, and he was a rescue.

Hand holding required, or should i go out and call again?

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piratecaaaaaaaaaghhht · 11/10/2011 13:37

went round the block, and saw him in neighbour behind me's garden. I went and called but he bolted back towards our fence, it's very brambly and bushy between the homes. with high fences. It's been an hour now but no sign of him in our garden. grr. maybe he's asleep somewhere.

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Mabelface · 11/10/2011 13:47

The fact that he bolted towards your fence shows he knows where he needs to go to get home. He'll be out exploring all those amazing smells and little corners in the neighbourhood and will be back for his tea.

piratecaaaaaaaaaghhht · 11/10/2011 14:19

hi madlizzy, thankyou!

i feel stupid panicking like i did. i got the step ladder and called and he was miaowing like mad, and chirruping. He is a sweet silly chap, he had no idea how to navigate the overgrown bushes that back our fence. I eventually took off a plank of wood from the bottom of the fence and stuck a pole in there to help him see where he could come thru.

He is now all over me, as if to say mum i couldn't find you, but am glad i'm home.

phew. thats it he goes out after xmas when he's a man!

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bubbles4 · 11/10/2011 14:21

glad he,s back.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs · 11/10/2011 14:25

Grin a man. I love the idea of you making a little bridge to protect his delicate paws and whiskers.
Our boys were supposed to stay in for a month after we got them. They were 14 weeks old. Three days after they arrived, DH left the back door open. Me and DD were frantically looking for them.
One turned up under the shed, very dusty the other just sauntered out from under a shrub. When they met each other again it was really runny. Arched backs and hissing from Terry, he didn't seem to recognise his brother.

piratecaaaaaaaaaghhht · 11/10/2011 14:41

lol funny that he didn't seem to recognise him! He prob felt he needed to be assertive and 'scary' when he was out in the big wild world!!

i love cats, i have now realises HOW much this one means to us, i was bricking it thinking i would how to fess up to dd that i didn't know where he was.
I loathe the litter tray, but will put up with it for a few more months.!!

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