January 7, 2010

Wondering about my Wanderer

Dear Cat (or Milo if that is your preference these days),

I realize you are a well-liked, well-trained, gets-along-with-dogs, friendly cat and that others in the neighborhood may like to visit with you. However, you've been out visiting for two days and two nights now and I worry about you. Why have you chosen this cold, snowy week as the time when you don't come home at night?

Are you stuck inside another person's house thinking of us as we are thinking of you? I know you can be most persuasive when you want outside. Can you try to convince them that you desperately need outdoors for your *ahem* "seed sowing" time? Or is that what has caused this situation in the first place? Have you been tamed by a female feline?

I realize that you are a desirable cat. Your list of quality attributes is impressive for a cat:

1. You stay off tables and kitchen counters. That is a quality many cat owners only dream about. Give a big thank you to Nathan for that since it was his task to chase you down yelling, "CAT! CAT! CAT!" when I was otherwise occupied with nursing the baby.

2. You play well with others. After being brought to our home when you were a little kitten, you were immediately immersed in the atmosphere where young children and a curious dog were simply accepted as the norm.

3. You've never ruined a piece of furniture even though you have all your claws.

4. You cuddle in the evenings and are a great foot warmer.

5. You allow yourself to be picked up pretty much any way and any time. Again, a big thanks to the boys and especially Nathan for their training in this area.

6. You prefer to poop outside rather than your litter box which is a thoughtful attribute that I greatly appreciate.

7. Although you may sleep on the beds during the day, you know that downstairs is your designated territory for nighttime.


Milo, I want to know you are safe. Please come home! We love you and miss you.

Sincerely,
Your people

6 comments:

Sara E said...

oh.. that's so sad .. and lovely too....... I hope Milo ventures home soon

Shell said...

Aw, I hope he comes home soon!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Awww, I'm so sorry to hear that Milo is missing! Cats are smart though; I know my dog wouldn't last an hour out in the cold! Keep us all posted.

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Marie said...

Aw...now that makes me sad. Surely someone is keeping Milo warm. I hope he comes home soon. Sniff...maybe he's off having adventures like Snoopy in Snoopy Come Home....

bluecottonmemory said...

I hope your cat comes home - we've had two so similar to yours that didn't. However the cat we have now is a scardy cat, so she just runs outside and runs back in! I guess that's good for longevity!

I have an award for you over at my place! Come by while waiting for your furry feline!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

John posted Missing Cat pictures today. We already got a call from a woman who thinks it was our cat that she housed for a night then took to the ANNA shelter(after not finding the owners on her block).

We called ANNA and our description fits! We have to wait until tomorrow to get him since they were already closing today.