Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Okay, I've gotta do it.  I'm going to pull a Wednesday Wobbly.  Two wobblies, really, but one is clearly larger than the other.

So first, the big one.

Kat the cat's gone missing.

She went missing on Black Forest Fire Friday - during the time that an ark full of animals were lost, and shelter's and the like were on overdrive.  That was two and a half weeks ago.  She went out like usual and just never came back.  I'd hoped she would show up in a day or so, but it's just not like her to be gone for extended periods of time.  Typically she'd just go play outside for a couple of hours at most.

I've been checking the "found cats" page at the local humane society.  Meego and I went there on Monday to check out a couple of possibilities, but none were our Kat.

My fear is that a coyote got her.  She was an outdoor savvy cat, but the coyotes are pretty stealth and have been quite active lately.  *SIGH*

Naturally, we all miss her soft, chubby sweetness.

The second is more of an inconvenience than anything.  The key to the Civic has gone missing.

Wolfgang carpools to his job with a couple of friends.  He drove on Monday, and on Tuesday, we couldn't find the key anywhere.  Magnum has one he keeps on his keychain, and we had a second "community" key that is on a hook in the kitchen.  But now it's not.

We literally tore their bedroom apart looking for it.  Don't get me started on the state of the bedroom, or we'll be in for a loooooong Wobbly.  At least the room is more organized now, but still no key.  Wolfgang is about to dig in the trash dumpster as a last resort, just waiting for neighbors to go in so as to not be seen digging through the trash dumpster.

Our policy of  you-break-it-you-bought-it applies for lost things too, so he's willing to dig through the trash if it means he doesn't have to fork out cash for a new key.

But we'd all sleep in the dumpster if it brought the cat back.


Anita said...

I haven't experienced the loss of a pet, but I imagine it's not a good feeling because I feel sad for you and your family. I hope she's out there and will find her way home.

As for the key, it might show up too, but Kat would make everyone happier.

Larz said...

Wasn't she a stray to begin with? Perhaps she's not eaten, but instead found another family to adopt.

Anonymous said...

My heart is breaking for you all. Perhaps you can believe that she's gone to bring some brightness to another family after the fires, just as she did yours last year. I'll choose to think that anyway. The other options are just too sad.
At least the Civic key is easy to make a copy of. (I think) The newer keys can be so expensive! Wishing Wolfgang luck with the dumpster diving!

Rock Chef said...

Hope that Kat comes back soon. Another key can be bought...

Abby said...

Yes, she's a stray at heart. I've considered this possibility too, and hoped that we were still in her territory and that she'd at least visit.

Abby said...

The key has returned. Small victories!

Abby said...

I'd much rather think of her lounging on someone else's deck. Yes, maybe she gets the urge to move whenever there's a fire!
A new key for the Civic is about $55. A dig in the dumpster was smelly but free.

Abby said...

I'm still holding out the hope she's out there somewhere!

terri said...

I'm so sorry that Kat has gone missing! I'll keep hoping and praying for her safe return.

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh no I'm so sorry about Kat. You deserve to throw a big wobbly. Yep, car keys can be replaced but sadly Kat can't.

Junky's Running Dry said...

Sorry to hear about the kitty :(