March 27th, 2007, 02:21 PM
Small dark grey tabby cat with pink collar has been coming to my deck since Jan 07 for food. I live in Landon Bay area of 1000 islands. If you know anybody in this area who has lost their cat please forward this to them. I put out food at night but the raccoons usually get to it before the cat.
March 27th, 2007, 03:10 PM
That collar looks tight. Would you be able to get it off. I hope the owner is found.
Did you call the local shelter to see if anyone lost a cat?
March 27th, 2007, 03:34 PM
Yes that collar does look tight, but I can't catch the cat. She seem quite feral when we open the door to give her food. She hisses and lunges at us until we throw some hard food to her then she settles down and we can put a bowl out. When we open the door she runs.
Over the coldest part of the winter I left a carrier out with a blanket inside and another over top just incase she was cold but she did not use it.
I have contacted the local SPCA and my vet's office to report her when she first started coming to my deck but they have had no reports of lost cats that match her description. I am in an area where there are a lot of summer only residence's and she may belong to somebody out of the area, possibly the US.
The collar tells me she belongs to somebody out there.
March 27th, 2007, 03:57 PM
It's really sad... I guess you would have to keep feeding her before you get close enough to get to the collar...good luck. You are wonderful for atleast keeing her fed. Would you be able to borrow a humane trap. maybe the vet might be able to sedate her and take off the collar...Sad no one is looking for her;she's pretty.
March 27th, 2007, 04:07 PM
I would like to get a humane trap however I do have the raccoon the comes up on the deck to eat the cat food and I am afraid I would trap the raccoon and not the cat. I have nicknamed her Misty as the first time I saw her was on a wet, misty night.
March 27th, 2007, 04:13 PM
If you put in your postal code this site will give you all the shelters within a #mile radius...you can go thru the listing. Most of these shelters will have a lost and found section...I wish this were my cat. I've been trying to find my lost gray cat for a while now. Good luck
March 27th, 2007, 04:19 PM
Even if you get the raccoon a few times, you will still get the cat eventually!! This happens to many cat "trappers". They find other critters in the traps seeking food. I would try the trap myself - tho at least it is warming up with I agree, with a collar, she is someone's pet! (Or was!)
March 27th, 2007, 05:31 PM
Thank's for feeding this little girl,I would borrow a humane trap from a shelter,if you catch a Raccoon all you need to do is let him out,he won't bite,I've done it before.
The collar if it is too tight can cause her a lot of damage,I would definetly try to trap her.
Also,because she seems frightened and hisses,does not neccessarily mean she's feral,we have cats around here who I know have homes,but still behave that way with strangers. Good Luck!!
March 27th, 2007, 05:45 PM
I will try to get a trap from the local SPCA. I tried the Kingston Humane Society and I was told they would not give me a trap.
March 27th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Your dept of natural resources may also lend you a trap or call any local animal group (in a wide radius as you can manage).
Good luck!! Chico is right - A feral cat would not come so close to your home unless this was after a long time. (If she was a desperate mama, maybe - but this kitty sounds scared more than anything. I would not define her as feral just yet!
Again, good luck!!
May 3rd, 2007, 11:24 AM
Now that the weather has warmed up I am trying to get a humane trap to trap this cat (aka Misty). She is now coming to my deck almost every night to feed. I am waiting for approval from the local humane society. I am worried about the stress of trapping. Any suggestions? Also, just in case she has recently had a litter of kittens, is there any way for me to tell if she is currently nursing?
She is no longer hissing at me when I put out the food and she will stay and eat while my two cats are inches away from her, seperated only by our screen door. My male would love to have her come in and play, but my female is not so hospitable. Misty will only hiss when my female has hissed first.
I truly believe Misty wants a life where she is loved and secure.
May 3rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
Love4hymies,all cats want to feel safe and have a loving home,unfortunately some people could not care less.
You do and I am sure by now she is used to you,I also do not think the stress from capture would last,not once she is in a safe environment with someone to love her.
I have no experience with cats having kittens,but I would assume it would show on her belly and teats,if she had kittens she might be hiding them close to your home.
How about trying to follow her and see where she goes after feeding..
Please keep us updated:cat:
May 3rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
She only comes at night and we live in the wilderness with no streetlights. The Gananoque Humane Society will allow me to borrow a humane trap when one becomes available, but that won't be until Tues.
I talk to her while she is eating so she will become used to my voice and scent. My male Himalayan wants her to come in and play:crazy: , but my female is not too happy with her presence:mad: .
May 3rd, 2007, 07:48 PM
I'm happy you'll get a chance to get her. Does she still have that collar on:sad: do you get close enough for her to smell your hand. If you can get her to not be afraid of your hand you may get to pet her...and that would be a good a great start for her to feel comfort in having you around.As for the trap she will be stressed but in the long run it may be for the best. As for the kittens you can try and see where she goes , but I'm sure if she was feeding it would be obvious..:shrug:
May 3rd, 2007, 08:21 PM
I am about 6 inches away from her with only a screen door seperating us. She doesn't mind my two cats unless my female hisses and she will hiss back. If my female bothers her too much I will close the door so she can eat in peace. My male wants her to come in and play. He loves all cats.
Her collar does need to come off, but is not strangling her.
I put out food when she comes to the deck and she is about 2 inches from my hand when I put out the food. I don't want to scare her by trying to pat her because I want to ensure she eats. As soon as she is done she runs off the deck. It is pitch dark here in the woods so I don't know where she goes.:confused:
She normally comes about this time. My male is now standing guard at the door waiting for her to come.
May 3rd, 2007, 08:29 PM
Hve you tried having her some in? Without the female? Maybe she will trust your male cat.
May 7th, 2007, 07:50 AM
The stray cat (Misty as I have named her) has allowed my husband to pet her before she gets her food. Once she starts eating she will hiss if you try to get close. Poor thing is so hungry.:sad:
May 7th, 2007, 09:25 AM
Aww. Thanks for watching out for this poor girl.
May 7th, 2007, 11:40 AM
Next step is to get her in the house. I may be getting a humane trap this week from the local SPCA, but would rather she walked in on her own while my cats are locked up. I think it would be less stressful on her. Poor thing needs a home.:fingerscr
May 7th, 2007, 05:01 PM
She does,for sure and thank you for caring.:cat:
When it comes time to feed her,maybe you should leave the patio-door open(your own cats safely behind closed doors)and let her smell the food.
I am sure she'll venture inside,maybe she won't stay at first,but I am sure she eventually will.
Then we'll discuss how you introduce her to your cats,that's another chapter:D
Good Luck,to both you,hubby and the little girlie-cat:fingerscr
May 8th, 2007, 10:44 AM
Thanks Chico2, that is a good idea. Last night Misty (the stray) and Jasper (my male himalayan) were nose to nose at the screen door and no hisses:love: , it is my female himalayan (Puddles) that then made a visit at the screen door and hissed:frustrated: .
My husband is going to try to get her to get that pink collar off. If she starts to gain any weight with regular feedings it will be much too tight. We don't want to scare her too much so she doesn't come back.:pray:
May 14th, 2007, 07:40 AM
We are still trying to get this cat in the house without a humane trap. This weekend we locked up my cats when she arrived at the deck, opened the door, stood back and "Misty" entered into the house about 2 feet and quickly ran out again. My husband tried to get her while she was eating, but she is quick and gave him a few good swipes. He tried with leather gloves, but she really didn't like them at all. We will keep trying:fingerscr .
Has anybody tried throwing a towel over a cat to catch them, and if so, how did it work out?:confused:
May 14th, 2007, 08:12 AM
Sorry you could not get her,but I think it will take patience and time,I am sure eventually you'll gain her trust.
She is probably much too fast to let herself be caught in a towel and it might scare her away,although the food would probably bring her back.
At least it's not winter,so you'll have plenty of time..too bad that tight collar cannot be removed though:sad:
A humane trap might be the solution in the end...if all else fails.
I hope whoever had her before had her spayed:pray:
Thank's for caring:cat:
May 14th, 2007, 03:06 PM
Awww, poor scared little Misty. :sad: I agree with Chico that the towel would likely scare her even more. It is probably best to use the humane trap and get her to the vet. :)
Thanks for doing all you can to help her. :angel: :grouphug:
May 14th, 2007, 06:36 PM
My husband has been able to pat her, but she seems to sense something different when he attempts to pick her up. She doesn't like me at all, even though I am the one feeding her:confused: . He is allergic to cats, but they seem to be attracted to him.
She seemed comfortable walking into a house as if it was natural for her to do so until she realized it wasn't the right house. I don't think she has been on her own for too long so the sooner she gets resocialized the better.
We will try again tonight if we see her.
May 22nd, 2007, 05:55 PM
How is it going with poor Misty?
I am in the Prescott area so not too far from you.
The gananoque humane society really is a good place for cats; they tend to foster many out and are really awesome to work with!
May 23rd, 2007, 08:17 AM
She comes to the deck almost every night to feed, she won't let us pick her up to bring her in though. I would not take her to Gan Humane society unless I could not keep her in the house as I don't allow my cats to roam free or if she couldn't get along with my cats.
There is no longer hissing between my female cat, Puddles, and Misty while Misty is eating and there is only a screen door and three inches between them. My male cat, Jasper, just loves it when Misty comes to eats and howls when she leaves the deck and they will actually try to play through the screen door by putting their paws up (no hissing, ears back, or raised fur).
Last night she got canned food mixed with her hard food because I am concerned about her hydration. She won't drink the water I leave out for her :sad: . She gobbled the canned food like there was no tomorrow. She is gaining weight:thumbs up and I am keeping a close eye on the pink collar to ensure it does not get too tight because then I will have to get the live trap to get her in to have it removed. I have an EXCELLENT vet who will come to the house to give her a check up and give shots
Hoping to win her trust before the fall so she will come in the house.
May 23rd, 2007, 08:29 AM
Thank's for the update,I am so happy she's still coming around:thumbs up
I would never attempt to try to pick her up,she will,hopefully,choose the time when she feels secure enough herself.
Your vet sounds wonderful,it would certainly relieve stress if the vet could come to your house.good luck!!
May 23rd, 2007, 08:42 AM
Yes, I agree, I think at this point trying to pick her up would lead to disaster, injuries, and her mistrusting us. She is getting more and more comfortable around the house and will actually take a step into the house if my cats are locked up. We will take baby steps unless her health is in jeopardy.
May 24th, 2007, 09:11 AM
I was sitting on the deck watching her come out of the woods and called her name, when she heard my voice, she picked up her speed to a trot, came up on the deck but would not come to me, rather she went directly to the door where she normally gets fed.
Misty enjoying her canned food with her hard last night on the deck. My male cat, Jasper, always keeps her company while she is eating.
May 24th, 2007, 09:37 AM
I wonder if you put a cat crate of a decent size in the same place where she eats and place the food further and further back. Stand quietly at a bit of a distance and slam the door shut behind her. I've done it. You have to have fairly good reflexes and work out the choreography in advance. Sometimes they just don't know they're ready to be caught and are quite relieved after the fact.
The longer she is out, the more chance she has of getting pregnant, unless she is spayed already, which would be awesome.
But I'm busy lusting after your deck :crazy:
May 24th, 2007, 10:10 AM
Thanks for the tip, Badger. That may work. I do have a cat crate I can put out.
I think you are right about her not thinking she is ready to come in yet, she was not happy in the winter, and she is terrified of thunder and she is always looking over her shoulder while she is eating. If only I could talk cat talk to her and let her know that she could end her life of hunger, cold and fear if only she would come in the house and let us take care of her.
May 24th, 2007, 11:30 AM
Forgot to add: a few moments' trauma (ie being stuffed into a crate, grabbed or trapped) is nothing compared to what lies ahead if she stays outside (although the fact that she comes regularly to eat and would be provided with a cosy shelter come winter is a huge improvement on her earlier life).
She actually will forgive you.
May 24th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks again, Badger, I think you are right. Animals are far more foregiving then a lot of humans, and they DON'T HOLD GRUDGES!
May 24th, 2007, 12:31 PM
What a sweet little girl,I am surprised your kitty does not seem to react,she is beautiful by the way:lovestruck:
Don't we all wish we could talk to the animals:cat: if Misty knew what have,I am sure she would already be inside and tell you her story.
:fingerscr she's already spayed:fingerscr
May 30th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Misty came to my deck last night to eat and she is injured. :sad: She is not putting any weight on her front right leg so I have left a message at the local SPCA to try to get a humane trap today. I was hoping I could win her trust first but time has run out. She was extremely agitated last night, so much so, that even Jasper, my male cat would not even sit with her while she ate.
Of course my husband is away so I won't have anybody to help me with her. I couldn't sleep last night for fear that she will get hit by a car if she can't cross the highway fast enough or that she is now an easy target for prey.
If I get her in the trap any suggestions on what I should do with her after? I won't be able to get her back in a cage to transport her as she will not allow anybody to pick her up.:confused:
Will be picking up a humane trap for her after work. Hope Misty will go in tonight and that she shows up before the racoons do :fingerscr .
May 30th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Aww poor Misti,beeing injured makes it soo much more difficult for her:sad:
I once fed a feral cat at my house,actually for 3 yrs and he would never let me close,he just came twice a day for food.
the Oakville HS lent me a trap,the plan was for the HS to have him neutered and checked,because he had wounds.
They were then going to let him out at my house again,he was too feral to be adopted.
Unfortunately this smart Tom,never went in to the trap and one day he just did not come back:sad:
Maybe your HS can do the same,take care of her wounds and drop her back at your house,otherwise,beeing feral or abandonned she more than likely will be euthanized,every HS has different policies,I am hoping yours is as good as the Oakville HS. Good Luck:pray:
May 30th, 2007, 08:13 PM
I have the trap, but I think it is too small for Misty, so I have my cat carrier beside it also waiting. If she doesn't go in the cages, I think I will lock my cats up and open the door for her to come in the house. I have the cell number for the humane society and hopefully she can come out and help me catch her in the house. Waiting for her in the cage is a gourmet of tuna, sardines and Fancy Feast cat food.
I think the Gananoque Humane Society is a no kill shelter. When I picked up the trap I was allowed back in the No Visitor room to view some nursing kittens. One litter was left on the side of the highway (one kitten has brain damage), another litter was thrown in a dumpster. There are two nursing moms that have taken on these poor orphans. So sad. She suggested that I should apply to foster a pregnant feline, think I will. Probably won't be able to give up the kittens.;)
I am afraid something may have happened to Misty overnight:sad: .
May 30th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Thank you for being there for Misty! I hope that she returns..at least you know there is some trust built up in her as she returns to your home and obviously feels safe to do so...
We need more people like you that are willing to help these poor kittys! There will be many poeple sending out good vibes for you and misty tonight!
May 30th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Misty has come:) , ate:) , and gone:sad: . She would not go near the humane trap, but did go into the carrier. I tried to gently close the door and she got out:sad: , but she went back in, not far enough to close the door though. Tomorrow I will put out the same gourmet feast and my husband will be home to help.
On a happy note, she was putting weight on her leg so it is not getting worse.
She is a beautiful cat and I don't think it will be too difficult to socialize her.
I had my cats locked up and kept the screen door open while she was eating. I think she is wants to come in, but is still too scared.
May 31st, 2007, 08:11 AM
L4H,Maybe she just had something stuck in her paw and removed it herself:fingerscr
With you and your husband on her side,your determination and devotion,I am sure one day she will be safe and happy:pray:
Don't be alarmed if she gets in to a frenzie would you be lucky enough to trap her,my cats turn in to howling fiends in the carriers:laughing:
Love to read your posts about Misti and wuv you for caring:cat:
June 4th, 2007, 01:12 PM
OK, this cat is WAY TOO SMART. She has now decided to come at 4 AM, jump up on my window sill, get my cats all wound up so they wake me up and feed her. This means that I can't be sitting in wait with some yummy sardines and tuna in the carrier to catch her to like I was doing when she came at her previous normal time of 9PM:mad: . If I left the food out all night, the raccoons would eat it before she got to my deck:evil: .
Also, my cats are now up at 4 AM even if she doesn't show up until 5AM because they now think that is their new breakfast time.
She waits patiently watching me fix her breakfast and when all done she runs to the deck door to receive her yummies. I think she will be easy to socialize.
June 4th, 2007, 04:48 PM
Awww,that's sooo cute,maybe not the 4am part:yell:
Hope your kitties get unused to the 4 am breakfast time:laughing:
This little girl will be yours in no time,I am sure..how would your own kitties react to a newcomer??
I know mine would have lots of hizzy-fits:cat:
June 4th, 2007, 07:42 PM
This little girl will be yours in no time,I am sure..how would your own kitties react to a newcomer??
I know mine would have lots of hizzy-fits:cat:
Jasper, my male, LOVES her and waits patiently by the door for her:love: every night. He knows how to read female body language (maybe he was used for breeding before I got him at 5 yrs old??? I adopted him from SPCA and he was not neutered when he arrived there) and knows when a cat hisses, be backs away. Misty and Jasper have met last week on the deck. He ran out when my husband put Misty's food out for her. Misty just arched her back at him, he backed off and came back into the house and Misty continued to eat. My female is not too friendly with her, and so she does not go to the door when Misty is eating. She will, however sit in the kitchen sink when Misty is on the window sill.
June 12th, 2007, 12:46 PM
Well, I tried to get her in the house but was not totally successful. Locked up my kitties and opened the door to allow her to come in. She walked in, went into the kitchen, walked over to my husband and started batting at his ankles (but she allows him to pat her outside??). I have a very open concept house so she was very much overwhelmed I think.
I grabbed my jacket, which was close by, and held it up between her and my husband and started to manouver her towards the open door. She seemed relieved to get back to the deck, where she sat down in front of the door (where she is pictured eating) and patiently waited for me to bring her dinner. She didn't panic in the house but was not comfortable either.
She almost seems to have the attitude "I'll get you, before you get me".
She has discovered that our bedroom window is now open and if I don't get up fast enough in the morning to feed her, she is going to sit on the window sill and disturb my two cats, who sleep with me, until I get up! lol
June 12th, 2007, 04:36 PM
L4H,that reminds me of a big orange Tom we got close to in Cuba,he was always with us,we fed him and others every day.
One night he decided to follow me in to the bathroom in the bungalow we were staying,as soon as I closed the door,he went in to panicmode and bit me in the foot.:confused:
As long as it is summer,your kitty will be ok,I am sure,beeing fed every day.
Hopefully by the time winter comes along,she'll realize how much nicer it would be inside:fingerscr
June 28th, 2007, 08:26 AM
Well it was excitement in my backyard yesterday. My hubby and I just returned from a walk, it was still early and Jasper, my male cat, wanted to go out so we let him out without his leash on because he has been very good. He went to his normal spot under the bird feeders to lie in wait for a chipmunk. I looked more closely and Misty was there lying in wait for the same chipmunk:eek: . Jasper, who I swear has a doggy gene in him because he plays like a dog, LOVES all cats, and is extremely trainable like a dog, was in his glory because he had Misty and a chipmunk to play with:laughing: . I could just read his mind "Which one, which one do I pick, oh I am so lucky". Misty would be saying "I am sooo hungry, oh no, how am I going to get this chipmunk?" So there is Jasper and Misty about 5 feet apart with a chipmunk in between them. THEY BOTH JUMP FOR THE CHIPMUNK AT THE SAME TIME! which distracted both of them, so the chipmunk was able to run away and play for another day:D .
They end up about 1 foot apart, Jasper saying to himself "Whew, pretty momma, wanna play?", Misty responded "you are too close and in my personal space, back away" and put her paw up to warn him.
She then darted for the deck with Jasper in close persuit, and realized "Oh no, humans on the deck":eek: and made a dash for the woods, Jasper still in persuit.
Remember, Jasper has a doggy gene. We adopted him last winter and I have been training him on a harness and he is very compliant. When he would get to the edge of the lawn where the woods started, I would keep his leash tight so he couldn't go in. So when Misty runs into the woods he stops dead at the edge thinking he can't go any further, but he doesn't have his leash on :laughing: . My hubby graps Jasper and puts him in the house, Misty came back about 5 minutes later to eat her dinner on the deck. She took the long way around the house and cautiously entered the back yard.
Misty must have forgiven Jasper for the chase, she was back at my bedroom window at 4AM this morning. After eating her breakfast, she was back up on the bedroom window sill clawing at the screen, Jasper howling asking her to come in :lovestruck: and my cranky female trying to sleep on her lazy boy that is right beside the window hissing away at both of them:frustrated: (yes she has her own personal lazy boy chair). Ahh all my kitties are safe, I can go back to sleep!
June 28th, 2007, 08:31 AM
:laughing: :laughing: what an adventure,thank's for the laugh,glad little Chippy got away.
I think Misti now think's your house is hers,hopefully before the winter,she'll be a bit braver:fingerscr
June 28th, 2007, 10:17 AM
I was thinking after all the excitement, I wonder if I wasn't standing on the deck and the door was open to the house if she would have run right in to "escape" the big galoot chasing her.:laughing:
June 30th, 2007, 12:24 PM
I am so upset, Misty was hit by a car this morning :rip: . I can't help but feel that if I only got her in sooner. Just last night I was able to pat her for the first time and she stayed with me on my front porch to socialize for a bit.
June 30th, 2007, 01:56 PM
Misty and Jasper's last adventure,:sad:
This morning Misty came for her breakfast very late (8:30 am vs 4:30am).
After feeding her I went for a shower and when done, I let Jasper out. He was in the back yard, then took off to the front, I ran after him, watching his waddling body make a beeline for something in the front. Lo and behold Misty was there. But Misty was more interested in something behind Jasper and was trying to get around him. Jasper wanted to play and took Misty's movements of trying to get around him as a return of the invitation to play. I looked around to see what Misty was so interested in and there was a Woodchuck!
Then Jasper saw the woodchuck, then they both went after the woodchuck together. I tried to save the woodchuck, but they really wanted him, so I got out the hose. When I returned with the hose, Jasper had taken off with Misty in the woods, I took off after Jasper. The brush is thick and there were many spiderwebs:yuck: but I had to get through them to get Jasper. Jasper then starts his U turn and goes back to the front yard, leaving me in the thick brush. I could read his expression "What, What were you worried about, I knew how to get home, quit panicking"
That was the last I saw of her until early afternoon. We are going to bury her in my back yard.
They would have gotten along so well :rip: Misty:sad: I wish I could have gotten her in before this.
June 30th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Oh that is too sad. Please don't beat yourself up, you gave her a chance, not many would. Nobody can predict these things. :rip: Misty girl.
June 30th, 2007, 04:44 PM
Thank you, badger, I am really beating myself up. I knew with that highway, time was of the essence to get her in, but she was not ready yet. I knew after last night that it was going to be soon, she was starting to trust us and want to be around us.
June 30th, 2007, 04:49 PM
Oh no,poor you,poor little Misti...it's just not fair:sad:
It's hard to write through the tears,but I had such high hopes for her,that she would eventually let herself be loved and now her little life is over..
You were absolutely wonderful,did everything you could.
I am sure she had a glimpse of what beeing loved is all about,you made her life so much easier saving her from hunger and she had a good buddy in Jasper.
So,little Misti,we will miss reading about you and hope you are now playing with many buddies at the Bridge:rip: sweet girl.
June 30th, 2007, 04:52 PM
I am sooo sorry,I did not know her,but cannot stop crying,hubby think's I am a nutcase:sad:
June 30th, 2007, 05:24 PM
Thank you, Chico, my hubby thinks I am a nutcase also for crying over a stray. We buried her in my backyard and are going to make a little cross for her. I am so sad. I looked forward to her coming every day, even if it was at 4AM. Jasper and Misty were getting along so well, I had hopes they would have been best friends.
July 1st, 2007, 01:07 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Stray or not after awhile you love them as your own. :sad: That happened to me with a puppy, and I cried for days. Poor Misty, I am happy she was part of your life and was loved and cared for during her last days.
July 1st, 2007, 10:39 AM
I'M so sorry to hear this news:sad: Amazing how much loss and pain is felt when a kitty, even a stray, passes on. :rip: Misty.
I'm happy she had the chance to experience some human love before she crossed the bridge.
July 1st, 2007, 05:24 PM
I really don't know what my problem is,but Mistys death really bothers me,I am weird I guess.
Thousands of cats are out there,lost and alone,probably the equal number are killed every day:sad: ....but Misty really touched my heart,I thought she would be ok:sad:
July 1st, 2007, 05:35 PM
Chico I agree it is so terribly sad! but how can we change things? I think of how many poor strays are out there and multiply it around the world! the numbers would be staggering! I think of how lonely it must be! At least Misti had the chance to be loved! Not many would go to the lengths here!
RIP sweet one! :rip:
July 3rd, 2007, 07:22 AM
Thank you all for your kind words. I miss her terribly and so does Jasper. He continues to howl for her at 4AM. She was so close to warming up to us, that I was going to attempt again to get her to come in the house this week. I loved her as my own:sad: .
July 5th, 2007, 09:56 AM
I am so sorry. I'm at work and in tears after following this story for so long. I just knew that she was going to be apart of your family. How tragic and unfair. :rip: Misty:candle:
Thank you for giving her a good 2 months. :angel:
July 5th, 2007, 01:14 PM
Thank you for your thoughts. I too thought she would become part of the family which is why I didn't force her to come in the house. I wanted her to be comfortable first, then come in on her own accord. Looking back I should have forced her in. I am still crying over her death.
For what ever reason that fateful Saturday morning, she was way off her normal schedule. I keep wondering why she would attempt to cross a super busy hwy? She seemed to be so street smart and aware of her surroundings.