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    Cat is home.

    So, when we moved to our new house , one of our cats missed the litter box a couple times, so we shipped him outside. Being a clawless house cat, he was oblivious to what life on the outside was like. Within 2 weeks that cat was killing small animals, and even took on an insane territorial squirrel, a squirrel so evil I saw it parading around with another squirrel hanging by it's neck in it's mouth (looked dead, but no conformation).

    So this cat that once was just a roommate who ate my food off the counter and didn't pay rent, a cat I could care less about, transformed in a super cool cat. My daughter likes him better when he is outside, always taking me on cat hunts. "Find kitty" wasn't fun today. This cat is set on routine revolving around food time, and when he was missing from breakfast, I knew something was up. My guess was that he found a nice garage to get stuck into. I scoured the area, hoping not to find a kitty corpse by the side of the road with daughter in tow, but if he was hit by a car, I'd rather find the body before the city crew happens upon a specific piece of roadkill.

    I built the cat an insulated cat house that he instantly took to, and depending on the position of the sun, can 95% of the time tell you his general position on the castle grounds. He has food and water. Basically, he knows his ****.

    Tomorrow I will make the necessary calls to find out if the cat has been incarcerated, with 1 count of trespassing and 1 count of being a cat. The it's door to door time to see if any crazy cat lady took it upon herself to "save" my animal from the evil world.


    Do I have my bases covered, or am I missing something?


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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    I think I ate your cat at King Buffet the other day, sorry.



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    you let a declawed cat outside?



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I think I ate your cat at King Buffet the other day, sorry.
    Nah, the was the neighbor's puppy.



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by isubeatle View Post
    you let a declawed cat outside?
    Yep. And he takes on animals and kills stuff with a combo tooth-backclaw rip down. He takes mice and serves them like a volleyball. He is fearless. Had my brother-in-law's lab subdued just by boxing it's nose over and over.

    But if slipped into the sewers, not only would he have to find a way out, he has meaner critters to deal with, and he is on their turf. That would not be good.



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    So, when we moved to our new house , one of our cats missed the litter box a couple times, so we shipped him outside. Being a clawless house cat, he was oblivious to what life on the outside was like. Within 2 weeks that cat was killing small animals, and even took on an insane territorial squirrel, a squirrel so evil I saw it parading around with another squirrel hanging by it's neck in it's mouth (looked dead, but no conformation).

    So this cat that once was just a roommate who ate my food off the counter and didn't pay rent, a cat I could care less about, transformed in a super cool cat. My daughter likes him better when he is outside, always taking me on cat hunts. "Find kitty" wasn't fun today. This cat is set on routine revolving around food time, and when he was missing from breakfast, I knew something was up. My guess was that he found a nice garage to get stuck into. I scoured the area, hoping not to find a kitty corpse by the side of the road with daughter in tow, but if he was hit by a car, I'd rather find the body before the city crew happens upon a specific piece of roadkill.

    I built the cat an insulated cat house that he instantly took to, and depending on the position of the sun, can 95% of the time tell you his general position on the castle grounds. He has food and water. Basically, he knows his s@*t.

    Tomorrow I will make the necessary calls to find out if the cat has been incarcerated, with 1 count of trespassing and 1 count of being a cat. The it's door to door time to see if any crazy cat lady took it upon herself to "save" my animal from the evil world.


    Do I have my bases covered, or am I missing something?
    a cat that knows when and where the food is at and doesn't show usually points to a dead cat...sorry. he could be in a garage but I'd start checking culverts and other quiet places a cat that might have gotten injured would go to hide or die.



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    My wife posted something on craigslist a few months back, and we found ours that way...but call the city shelter and the county shelter too


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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    i could bring my german short-hairs over, they are good at finding cats.



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    a cat that knows when and where the food is at and doesn't show usually points to a dead cat...sorry. he could be in a garage but I'd start checking culverts and other quiet places a cat that might have gotten injured would go to hide or die.
    Kinda what I thought yesterday morning. No cat again this morning.

    Which is worse: Dead or taken in by a cat lady?



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post

    Which is worse: Dead or taken in by a cat lady?
    For you or for the cat?



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    I found your cat

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ]YouTube - charlie schmidt's "cool cat"[/ame]



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by everyyard View Post
    a cat that knows when and where the food is at and doesn't show usually points to a dead cat...sorry. he could be in a garage but I'd start checking culverts and other quiet places a cat that might have gotten injured would go to hide or die.
    Not completely true. We have outside cats that go missing for several days and then come back. I'm pretty sure mine goes on safari in Africa and then returns.


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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Cat lady



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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Not completely true. We have outside cats that go missing for several days and then come back. I'm pretty sure mine goes on safari in Africa and then returns.
    I don't have pets anymore, but when I was a kid I had a badass indoor/outdoor cat. He'd take off for days regularly. One year he was even gone for two and a half weeks. I was sure he'd gotten killed. Then he showed up again one evening meowling and hungry as hell.


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    Re: How to find a missing cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    So, when we moved to our new house , one of our cats missed the litter box a couple times, so we shipped him outside. Being a clawless house cat, he was oblivious to what life on the outside was like. Within 2 weeks that cat was killing small animals, and even took on an insane territorial squirrel, a squirrel so evil I saw it parading around with another squirrel hanging by it's neck in it's mouth (looked dead, but no conformation).

    So this cat that once was just a roommate who ate my food off the counter and didn't pay rent, a cat I could care less about, transformed in a super cool cat. My daughter likes him better when he is outside, always taking me on cat hunts. "Find kitty" wasn't fun today. This cat is set on routine revolving around food time, and when he was missing from breakfast, I knew something was up. My guess was that he found a nice garage to get stuck into. I scoured the area, hoping not to find a kitty corpse by the side of the road with daughter in tow, but if he was hit by a car, I'd rather find the body before the city crew happens upon a specific piece of roadkill.

    I built the cat an insulated cat house that he instantly took to, and depending on the position of the sun, can 95% of the time tell you his general position on the castle grounds. He has food and water. Basically, he knows his ****.

    Tomorrow I will make the necessary calls to find out if the cat has been incarcerated, with 1 count of trespassing and 1 count of being a cat. The it's door to door time to see if any crazy cat lady took it upon herself to "save" my animal from the evil world.


    Do I have my bases covered, or am I missing something?
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    ... ooops.... I forgot the "*****-whipped" comment" ;-)



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