Tuesday, January 27, 2015

still no MK

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes for MK to return. I wish I had some good news to report, but sadly, still no sign of him.

beautiful Pierre
I called my local animal shelter and they don't have him. They track deceased cats they pick up from the local roads, and thankfully he wasn't on that list either.

A secure Oliver
I checked in with my vet clinic who is right behind my house and they haven't seen him but will be watching for him. Monday night I went and knocked on doors and talked with the neighbors. I left flyers asking people to check in their sheds and garages.

Pierre doesn't roam much anymore, he spends pretty much all of his days and nights here
Each day that goes on with him missing the angst in my heart grows. I've not been sleeping very well, waking often thinking about him, wondering where he might be. I spent every moment I could at work looking at the kitty-cams, looking for any sign of him. It kills me to know that Oliver and Pierre might very well know where he is but we can't communicate enough to have them lead me to him. I keep asking them to tell me, but they just look at me with their cute faces.

The highlight of my day yesterday, was when Pierre let me rub his head in the morning when I brought them breakfast. He's skittish about me touching him until his head starts getting rubbed, then he's blissed out in heaven.

so far so good!
Katie asked if the new door modification was working to keep Oliver secure. I don't have the emotional energy to put together a snazzy video right now, so I'll just let you know that so far it is working. Yea! Since making that change, Oliver hasn't escaped, but I'm not naive enough to believe that he's given up the battle just yet!

I don't know how people have outside cats, having Oliver and his family out there causes me so much stress. If I had some way to keep them secure but not in a cage, I certainly would. I keep racking my brain to figure out what I can do for them in the space I have. I'm also researching tracking devices, like the Loc8tor homing tags. Has anyone used these?

I'm super thankful that we're not getting a blizzard right now, that would really crank up my stress, imaging MK being out there with all that horrid weather. We've actually had a few very warm and sunny days. Thank you everyone for your continued care. I'll let you know the minute I learn something new.


  1. Thank you for the update. We're still sending out purrs, barks, and prayers for you and MK.

  2. We're continuing to send purrs and purrayers. We know Marg has had various ferals go "walk about" for weeks and then turn up skinny and starving, but otherwise in reasonable shape, so it's too soon to lose hope for MK. Lots of hugs. Peace to you. This is one of those situations where you have to "let go and let God," because you're doing everything humanly possible.

  3. Is there any way you could construct an enclosure in your back yard that would allow them to go in and out of the indoor place they have now? A cat run or catio all fenced of good size. I don't know if you have space in the back or not or even it this seems liked a good idea. I have seen several people incorporate this idea.

    I am so sorry about MK. I know how it makes your heart hurt. All of us hopes and prays that MK comes home very soon.

  4. Cat Guy, I know you are going crazy thinking about MK, but Mother Nature is bigger than you, and she makes the decisions! Keep a stout heart, radiate love and MK will find his way back. I'm glad you knocked on doors and talked to folks. And look, Pierre was trying to give you love too! How cool is that?!?

  5. our Allie girl can disappear for up to a week and it gives mom heart failure. of course, the last time it happened she came home from work and found Allie stretched out "working on her tan" on the neighbors patio furniture. paws crossed.

  6. Still praying he will show back up. So hard when they go missing.

  7. Oh no! So sorry to read this. I think you're doing all the right things. Just sending positive thoughts that MK makes his way back home soon. I remember when one of my outdoor strays disappeared. She was gone over a week. I was desperate and prayed to St. Anthony (patron saint of lost things). The next morning Chloe trotted up my porch steps like nothing was wrong...

  8. Don't give up hope. We had one missing for twelve days once and then she just walked up the drive-way, a little thinner but fine. I'll keep him in my prayers. Deb

  9. Definitely place fliers in mailboxes and ask people to check any sheds or garages that may have been closed since MK disappeared!!
    My heart goes out to you as we often suffer through these issues with our colonies. We are missing a very dear little black cat for over a week now (Midnight). She disappeared once for 6 months (!), but it was not during a cold and snowy winter. Prayers for MK!

    1. Nancy, I'll add Midnight to my prayers for the return of MK, and for the gods to grant health and safety to my ferals during this winter.

  10. Oh no! How long has MK been missing? We hope he comes home soon or that someone sees him and can tell you where he is. Wouldn't it be nice if we could communicate with our fur babies better? They know so much, but we can't understand them.

    I'm glad that the new door modification is working for now. I hope it continues to work for a long while!

  11. I am so sorry I haven't been around in a while. I am just learning about this now. Sending positive vibes that MK will soon be home, sending you (((hugs))) too

  12. I am so sorry your MK is missing. I hope he will come home safely soon.

  13. we stopped bye frum eastside cats....we wanted ta say MK...may St Francis guide ewe home, safe, sound and yet twoday ♥♥♥

  14. We heard MK was missing. We're purring that he finds his way home real soon.

  15. So sorry to hear he is still missing...hope you have good news soon!

  16. Oh thank you for letting me know how that worked. And my friend, right now while you pray, remember to ask for His Peace. I have had two very recent times when His peace almost overwhelmed me it was so strong. Almost palpable. It was once during my sons last 6 1/2 hour surgery. I knew even in the Dr office that it would be alright and it WAS. I had NO DOUBT! Put your trust in Him when you pray about MK. He;s not far away...the Holy Spirit is right there within YOU as He is within all believers. He will help. Ask hHm and trust Him.


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