Sunday, May 9, 2010

One of my Furbabies are missing :(

Today is one of those bad days. And it has nothing to do with the military.

He's very playful and loving
I lost my cat today... well, yesterday. I'm beating myself up. I didn't know he was missing until today.

We live on the second floor in our apartment building. So, if the weather is nice, I will open the door to our Balcony and Riley and Musket will go lounge in the sun. We wanted a second floor apartment for that very reason. We thought that since we're on the second floor we won't have to worry about the dog or cat jumping down. A year later.. I was proved wrong. Evidently, Musket jumped.

Musket wearing Daddy's Cover
I had the balcony door open almost all of yesterday. I closed it last night before bed. I thought he was hiding somewhere sleeping last night. So, I didn't bother calling for him. He likes to hide sometimes and sleep for long periods of time. This morning when I woke up, I realized the cat wasn't in bed with me. I still wasn't too worried. Occasionally he will sleep elsewhere. I got up and got in the shower.. usually he's tripping me and screaming for food... but He wasn't there and I didn't realize it until I got out of the shower. The husband said he's probably hid somewhere in a box (we're in the midst of packing to move to a new place).  I know how much he loves boxes, so it was likely. My husband left for work and I couldn't stand not knowing where he was, so I went on a man hunt.. technically, a cat hunt I guess. I have looked everywhere. Every room, every closet and the balcony. Nothing. Calling his name, crying, freaking out. My cat was  is gone. :(

Bird Watching
I have walked and drove all around our apartment complex. I have went to the management office. I have put up flyers around the complex. I have went door to door to our neighbors and even went to the management office to the neighboring apartment complex. Nothing. Noone has seen my little "furman". The management staff has told me that they will have their grounds crew keep and eye out for him. Tomorrow I will be making a trip to the local SPCA in hopes that maybe someone has dropped him off there.

Giving his sister kisses
I am kicking myself in the rear for not getting him micro-chipped. I don't know that that would have really made a difference though. It would only matter if someone takes him to a place that has the microchip software. I wish he was wearing a color with a tag on it. There is so many things I wish I would have done. I keep beating myself up over these things. I feel like this is all my fault. I haven't cried this much in a long time. I don't cry too often.. I hate crying. I'm so scared I will not see my kitten again.

I pray to God that I will find him.

Day 1. Weighed less than 3lbs. Rescued him from dodging
cars. He was barely weened. He was Roo's best friend,
they were inseparable... he was my little man.


  1. I'm so sorry you lost your kitten :(

    I hope you find him!

  2. I'm sorry hun! hope you find him soon!

  3. Thank you Miss Brittney. We're hoping to find him at the SPCA tomorrow. Finger's crossed.

  4. I couldn't imagine losing my dog or cat! I hope you find him soon!!

  5. Don't give up hope! We were in a third story apartment and my cat jumped off the balcony. I posted tons of signs and wandered around looking for her several hours a day for a few days. After that, I kind of figured she was gone, until early in the morning a week later we got a knock on the door from our neighbor who had seen our flyer-our cat had wandered into his garage that was in the same building as our apartment! Try putting his litter box outside your front door. I know it's kind of white trash, but he may smell it and come back. If/when he returns, walk him down and back up the stairs so he'll be able to find his way back if he gets out again. =)

  6. I'm so sorry about your lost furbaby. I'd feel the same way if our cats went missing. I'll keep praying that you find him!

  7. I'm so sorry about your lost furbaby. I'd feel the same way if our cats went missing. I'll keep praying that you find him!

  8. Aww, I teared up reading that! I have so been there!
    I hope he turns up soon! *hug*

  9. I'm so sorry! It's not you're fault though: kitties are curious creatures and will wander every now and again. I will keep you in my thoughts until we hear of his return!

  10. I'm so sorry you lost your baby. :( I know how that feels. I lost my kitty May 2007 and I still miss her. We also lived in the 2nd story apartment with a balcony and she jumped off it. We've never been able to find her, but I like to think that some nice person took her in. I hope you find Musket soon!!

  11. You'll find him! Don't give up hope.

  12. I am so sorry that you lost your kitty. I sadly know exactly how that feels, but DON'T give up hope! I lived in a second floor apartment and my cat jumped off the balcony. I watched him do it. I think he thought he was playing, but in ran into the swamp behind the apartment complex and disappeared. It all happened in under 30 seconds. I cried. I put up fliers and talked to neighbors. I was shocked at how many people paid attention to the fliers and called me when they thought they might have seen him. We checked shelters too. I had finally decided that he was gone for good and I needed to accept that fact. 3 months to the day later, he came back. I got a phone call at 8am from a guy who had found him. I was shocked and so happy. But if that experience has taught me anything its to never give up looking!! Cats seem to come back more often than not. I'm thinking and praying for you that he comes back. Good luck!