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Spooky Returns!

Posted by on Aug 21 2008 | Lost Cats, Spooky

Ever since our close call with Spooky the other night we haven’t been able to find him again. We assume he is somewhere around the area where we had last seen him. I look for him during the day thinking he might be easier to spot and again in the late evening when he might be out walking about.

After searching all over I was beginning to think that Spooky didn’t want to be found and would come home when he was ready. I planned to keep looking but I was getting quite discouraged without being able to find him anywhere.

On Wednesday evening were busy getting the house ready for some guests and I was planning to go out for another look around the area for Spooky after I was finished.

We were missing some wheels for a bed we were setting up in the spare room. My wife decided to run out to the store and pick-up a set to save time. When she came back she had a surprise. Spooky was with her!!

Spooky back home safe and sound
Spooky back home safe and sound
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The Search for Spooky

Posted by on Aug 18 2008 | Lost Cats, Spooky

It’s been 3 days since Spooky disappeared. We’ve been out looking for him everyday without any luck. It seems like we’ve looked everywhere and are running out of places to look.

Mid-morning lay-about
Where are you Spooky?

We put his food dish on the front porch along with some cat treats hoping it would help him find his way back home. If anything it’ll keep him fed. Normally, we wouldn’t worry about Spooky, but he’s an indoor cat who has never been out of the house beyond the backyard.

If you’ve ever lost a pet you understand how frustrating it is to not know anything about where they are. After three days of Spooky missing, we finally got somewhere in our search late last night.

I looked out on the front porch around 11:30pm and noticed Spooky’s food dish was empty. I decided to go out and look around just incase Spooky had been by.

I went out with a flashlight looking in the porches and gardens of each house. I must have went in the right direction because after minutes I looked down the street and saw something sitting on the sidewalk looking at me. It was Spooky!

It was the weirdest feeling seeing him there all of a sudden. I couldn’t believe my eyes. As I walked up to him he ran up onto the front porch of a house. He was wet from the rain, dirty and scared.

It seemed as if he didn’t even know who I was. He started growling and meowing. I sat a few feet from him and tried to calm him down. I wanted to grab him but stopped myself.

After a few minutes Spooky ran past me down the porch to the sidewalk. He turned and looked at me once more before he ran, faster than I’ve ever seen him run, down the street an into the back lane. I followed as fast as I could but when I got to the back lane he was gone.

At least now I knew he was outside and in our area. Plus he was coming to his food dish. I went back home and told my wife what had happened and went back out in hopes to find him. I spent another two hours scouring the area for him. With no success, I figured Spooky wasn’t ready to come home just yet.

I put out some more food for Spooky, extra treats, catnip and his cat carrier and went to bed hoping tomorrow would be better.


Spooky is Missing!

Posted by on Aug 17 2008 | Lost Cats

Spooky went missing last Friday and we been looking for him all weekend. We thought he might have been hiding somewhere in the house but we’ve looked in every room and under every piece of furniture for him with no luck.

Some how he managed to get out of the house without us noticing. We spent the entire weekend looking for him all over the neighborhood. It’s as if he has disappeared. He was with us at dinner time on Friday night and when I came to feed the cats an hour or so later Spooky didn’t show up.

Our signs in the neighborhood asking people to call if they have seen Spooky.
Our signs in the neighborhood asking people to call if they have seen Spooky.

It’s been a very upsetting weekend to say the least. We’ve started putting up posters and calling vets and animal shelters in the area. We hope he’s ok where ever he is. Spooky is an indoor cat and doesn’t know the world outside his house very well. We hope we find him or he finds us really soon!

The Humane Society has a helpful page for lost pets with some good tips on what to do when a pet goes missing. They also include a template for a poster to put up around your area which we used some ideas from.

We’ll keep searching for Spooky and hope he comes home soon.