my cat is missing volume 2

  1. My cat Rufus, the one who survived being walled up behind drywall for 12+ hours last month. has gone missing.

    I kid you not

    I flew here to Calgary on the 22nd, and left him in my parents very capable hands. Apparently after my mother got home from dropping me off at the airport, she picked him up. He hissed at her and took off in the bushes. I just found this out today (the 26th). Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

    She and my dad live out in the country, about 5 km from the nearest town and out next to a gravel road. They have been going around, showing his pictures and attaching posters to signs ever since. They received a phone call a few days ago saying someone had spotted him 2 streets down. They have apparently come across a few headless bunnies around. Perhaps evidence that he's been around.

    This cat is strictly an indoor cat. He has trimmed claws and I don't know if he even knows how to defend himself.

    I'm very sad and I'm 1500 km away! I don't get home till the 29th.

  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    Adrie, I'm so sorry to hear this! My first emotion was sympathy, but my second thought is, how resilient cats can be. He may just be hungry enough to come when you call him, when you return. Will keep you both in my prayers. Don't give up hope.
  4. by   jnette
    oh nooooooooooooooooo............ !!!

    Yes... DO keep hope. Rufus... heeeeeeeeeeeere Rufus !!!

    Aw... DANG !!! Please come back, Rufus.
  5. by   Audreyfay
    I bet your kitty will be there waiting for you when you get there. Rufus probably only wanted you. Hope all turns out well! :kiss
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes

    RUFUS come home!
  7. by   Ari RN
    HERE KITTY, KITTY.................

  8. by   IMustBeCrazy
    Rufus still has 8 lives left, I have faith!
  9. by   suzanne4
    How close do your parents live to you?
    He could very well be sitting on your porch when you get home......
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    Oh NO!!!!!! When i first saw the title, I couldn't believe it was happening again! (((((((adrie))))))))) Hope he comes home!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    anything new on Rufus???
  12. by   Tweety
    I'm sorry to hear that. Hope he comes home.
  13. by   adrienurse
    God I want to go home so bad. One more day.

    Spoke to my Dad on the phone last night. Apparently they're convinced that he's hiding in the bush somewhere around their road. There's an abandoned shack behind their property that he may be hiding. He is not wanting to be found in any case, if he is around there. There are vicious dogs in the area though, and these are country roads. My parents kitty Charlie got hit by a car last fall.

    They thought they've been seeing him sculking around in the dark and they think he came up to the window because the other cat Rosie got excited and was meowing loud. He ran away when they opened the door. This is really silly, he knows and likes my parents and have stayed at their house before. Why would he be afraid to approach then? This is so frustrating!!!
  14. by   wonderbee
    Awww you poor thing Cats wind up in the strangest places. My Pita fell down in chimney in an apartment building in, of all places, south Florida. She was found and restored to my care when the tenant heard meowing from behind the wall. They had to tear out the fireplace.

    It sounds like maybe Rufus might be upset because you're not there? Hope you find the little critter real soon. Can you set a trap with his favorite bait? One like the kind they use for ferals strays?