Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MK is missing

It's been a difficult week here at the Fourwhitepaws Hobby Cattery. It is with great sadness that I report that MK has gone missing. I last saw him the morning of July 4th when he was with Pierre and Oliver for breakfast, as is typical. But after all the crazy simulated war experience from that evening, (idiot neighbors shooting off fireworks) he has not returned.

April 12, 2014
MK is semi-feral, like his brother Pierre. MK loves Oliver and Pierre and would often spend the evenings and nights with his best friend Pierre. It's extremely unusual for him to be gone so long. I fear something may have happened to him or he got scared and hid in some tight space that hasn't been able to free himself.

 Theo watches from the window as Pierre, MK, and Oliver enjoy time together. April 26, 2013
I've looked at the shelter intake registry and nothing matches him and nothing is posted on Craigslist. I hung some posters around the area and posted something on Craigslist in case someone has seen him. I also did the long walk all around the neighborhood looking for some sign of him.


MK - please come home, we miss you!

Oliver was safely inside the night of the 4th. He was beyond terrified. As is the norm for that night, I pitched my sleeping bag in his room and cuddled with him all night so he could feel safe. He cuddled in until the crazy subsided. Pierre somehow survived the night, I'm thankful he's safe and sound.

MK and Oliver hanging out, last photo of MK from the day he went missing

I haven't given up all hope that MK might return, but he's never disappeared for this long before. He's not friendly at all, so no one's going to snatch him. I'm feeling torn up inside as my heart is broken. I so wanted to keep Oliver's family safe and together, and now I feel I have failed. I'm sure Pierre must be heart broken too, not having his buddy around.

17 comments:

  1. You haven't failed....and we hope that MK is safe and just hiding out somewhere. Another reason to ban fireworks. We got our paws crossed and our purrs revved that he comes home soon.

    ReplyDelete
  2. No, you haven't failed at all. Quite the opposite, you've made all their lives wonderful and amazing, given them everything. Seriously, how many people would crash in a sleeping bag to keep a "former" feral company and ensure he felt safe?

    We, too, have our paws crossed that MK will come home soon. Don't give up! Purrs.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You have NOT failed. The cities and Counties have done the failing by not outlawing these stupid fireworks practices and enforcing when they DO have laws against it. Poor baby. But there is still hope...still hope We will ALL pray he comes home.

    ReplyDelete
  4. We totally understand, two of our ferals also went missing after the stupid fireworks. We sure hope MK is okay and will come back home.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such sad news, but prayers that MK will return. As everyone else has said, you did not fail...you do so much for these wonderful cats and Oliver would not be safe if not for you. I hate fireworks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Do not stop looking. Yes, the fireworks here were like Normandy on D-Day. My inside cats were very frightened, but there was nothing to do about it. Paws crossed.

    ReplyDelete
  7. You have not failed and it isn't your fault although I understand why you would feel that way. A lot of people are praying for your dear one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh please don't feel like you failed. Do not give up hope, we are sure MK got spooked really badly. We will keep our purrs going for MK to come back home.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I send massive purring & purring for MK . I hope he is safe & find the way home quickly ! Come Home MK !!!!
    Paw crossed
    X

    ReplyDelete
  10. We once had a black cat that disappeared for months, but returned quite unexpectedly none the worse for wear. So hang in there. Don't give up hope.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Let's hope he'll turn up soon. Maybe he just wants to make sure the fireworks are over. Purrs.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh so sorry to hear MK has gone missing. Long ago, when she had a couple of indoor-outdoor kitties, one of the Human's girlcats took off and was gone for a few weeks, but finally returned. We will purray for MK to do the same XOXOXOXOX

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh No Meez so sowwy. Meez will be purrayin' dat hims is okay and comes home vewy soon.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

    ReplyDelete
  14. praying he comes home safe and sound! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  15. Praying for him. I came to see had you heard anything,

    ReplyDelete
  16. Mom says it hurts her heart that MK is missing, but says don't give up hope. Our angel Louise became frightened once and went into a neighbor's basement. After searching and putting up posters and checking anywhere possible with no luck, we suspected she was shut in somewhere. We even checked our neighbor's basement. She was there but stayed hidden. It took two weeks for her to get brave and hungry enough to let the neighbor know she was in the basement. We will purr and Mom will pray for MK's safe return. XO, Lily Olivia, Maurico, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for sending in your comments!