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lost INDOOR Snowshoe cat in Welland ON

monic
September 12th, 2004, 08:00 AM
Hi I've had this pet for 3 years. My son found her very coincidently Thanksgiving night. She fit into the palm of my hand and her eyes were barely opened. After taking her in I asked around and was told a mother cat was hit by a car, she had 2 kittens, one was taken in by someone--the other ran off--We live a block away and this kitten would have had to climb 4 big steps to get onto our deck. Anyway I kind of thought this was meant to be ours and we (myself & 3 kids) just adore her. She is beautiful, white with black spots and Light blue eyes. SNOWSHOE BREED. If anyone ever saw a snowshoe then you don't have to see a picture of my cat because they are identical. Anyway for all the time We've had her she would NEVER go out. I think because of the trauma she had when she was a baby. I mean she is TERRiFieD to go out. She would also just sit at the door to get air. Our deck is presently being converted to an additional room but does not have a door or window yet. I caught her a few times lately venturing out a few steps while the door was open. She sees me and RUNS back like nobody's business.Well yesterday morning she was not at the foot of my bed and when I went for my coffee she did not follow me to her bowl which she ALWAYS does. I then looked all over and called her name outside. 5 min later she comes meowing at the front door, looking totally scared and not sure wether I did that to her on purpose. I gave her lots of cuddles and food but then I had to leave. When I called later in the day My kids said she had been sleeping cuddling with our kitten who is 4 mths old. (Mittens loves her and they clean each other and cuddle ALL the time) Now last night again I noticed she is missing again. Accept this time she is not coming to the door in 5 min. She is fixed but does not have ID tags She is white black spots and light blue eyes. SNOESHOE Breed. We miss her terribly and are all very worried. Any help or even some encouraging words from someone would be helpful, I feel sick inside because she is not an outdoor cat and she needs to be home with us. Thankyou

chico2
September 12th, 2004, 08:14 AM
So sorry to read about Mittens,I was just in Welland yesterday..
Snowshoes are beautiful cats and very distinct looking,print out posters and stick them up everywhere,Welland is not a big town,hopefully someone will find her for you.Please let us know!!
I am assuming you already called vets and shelters...

monic
September 12th, 2004, 09:21 AM
Mittens Came home!!! She came home around 9 am and meowed at the door, looking cautious. I don't know what she's up to but I intend to scare the BJesus out of her if she even sniffs that door again. Thanks for your reply and kind words. Any other advice or cat psychology comments would be nice. Thanks

chico2
September 12th, 2004, 04:28 PM
Monic,that's great news,maybe she got a bit of a scare and will not do it again..
It's always so very sad to read about lost pets,the idea that one of my cats would be out there somewhere confused,hungry and cold is just awful,I don't know what I would do.
Anyway,again,I am very happy your beautiful Mittens is back.
Thank's for letting us know!

moontamara
September 12th, 2004, 08:47 PM
Don't know why I looked into this thread, but I'm soooooo happy to read about the wonderful outcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

monic
September 14th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Thanks for all your kind words. When you lose a pet it is devastating and all the support you can get is needed. I appreciate all the responses. She hasn't tried to escape again so I think she was just snoopy and found herself locked out. What an ordeal for both of us.

krdahmer
September 20th, 2004, 01:30 AM
Yes and a great way to teach them that the door is not for them is to spray them with a water bottle every time you catch them at the door, then after a while all you have to do is set the water bottle by the door as a deterent!
This is working great for Buddy...who thought of himself as an escape artist there for a while!!! :rolleyes:

So happy to see that she came back so soon...I just love happy endings! :)