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post #31 of 51
So sorry to hear the Lilo is missing. Sending lots of come home
post #32 of 51
Awww *hugs* i'm so sorry about Lilo, i love looking at pictures of her, she's got the cutest stumpy legs and bright eyes. I hope she comes back. There's always hope
post #33 of 51
What a photogenic cat!!!
Did you ever think of taking out an ad in the area newpaper (a big one like a quarter page ok-1/8 page) with her picture and a brief description of how she went missing?? You never know the responses you might get or even a human interest newspaper article??
With a sweetie like her she must be in a new home close by!!
post #34 of 51
I think that's a great idea of putting her photo in a newspaper ad. Is she a friendly cat? I'd continue to check the shelters and put an ad in the paper with her photo. She's beautiful... And do NOT lose hope. There is always hope. Please keep us posted. I'm going to concentrate on you two in my prayers tonight.
post #35 of 51
Don't give up hope! My SIL's cat went missing for 8 or 9 months. She normally didn't show much interest in going outside, but one day she wasn't paying attention when she opened the front door and there went kitty. She looked everywhere and had about given up on her, when she came home from work one night to find Diesel sitting on the porch waiting for dinner like nothing happened!

I'm sure, in the mean time, as sweet and lovable as Lilo is, someone is taking care of him until he decides vacation time is over and he comes back home. But, keep looking. Also, get the neighborhood kids involved in the search. They know more about what goes on in the neighborhoods than most adults.

Good luck, and sending MANY come home vibes!
post #36 of 51
I am so sorry!! Have you thought about taking a picture to the local vets? Maybe someone found her and brought her in and told them that they found her. They might remember the story. Or maybe they will let you put fliers up at the vet's offices.

Also, she could still come home. Cats are smart like that. When I was young, we moved and my cat ran away. We think she was trying to go back to where we came from, but we moved 100 miles away. She was gone for about 2 months, but she just showed up out of nowhere. If you still have that feeling that she is around, then she is. Sending vibes that she returns safely.
post #37 of 51
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I am so sorry!! Have you thought about taking a picture to the local vets? Maybe someone found her and brought her in and told them that they found her. They might remember the story. Or maybe they will let you put fliers up at the vet's offices.

Also, she could still come home. Cats are smart like that. When I was young, we moved and my cat ran away. We think she was trying to go back to where we came from, but we moved 100 miles away. She was gone for about 2 months, but she just showed up out of nowhere. If you still have that feeling that she is around, then she is. Sending vibes that she returns safely.


Evryone has given such WONDERFUL advice!!
--I have left fliers @ the 3 local vets offices.
--I left a flier @ our 1 local Animal Shelter and I do check back often (I think they know me by name (haha)
--I have placed an ad in the paper but not with her picture. Thats an awesome idea.
--She wasnt chipped or have a collar. I tried the collar thing with her just incase something like that happened but she always found something to snag it on and pop it right off

A VERY SMART KITTY LILO is.
I taught her a trick. She would give me a kiss for a treat. Awwww! I miss her.

And I DOOOOO so much feel she is around. She loved the outdoors. But was only ever allowed out when I was with her and in a fenced area.

I know it sounds so silly but EVERY TIME I drive in my driveway.... I briefly close my eyes hoping to open them with her sitting on my doorstep giving me that quiet, shy little MEOWWWW she would give me when Ive done something to her un-liking.
She is my little LOVE. And I appreciate all of your prayers!!!
post #38 of 51
I'm sorry, Sarah. I can't even begin to understand the anguish that you must feel with her not being around. I hope that she turns up safe and sound soon.
post #39 of 51
Sarah, I know exactly how you feel, it was around the first of March 06' when my baby "Scream" ran outside and I never saw her again! I know the pain, I was literally sick, I did everything you did or have done. I stayed up for about 4 days and nights, riding up and down the rode at 4 and 5 in the morning calling her name, OMG after losing Marvin in 01' , I just simply and honestly lost it! I was a babbling idiot. I mean I could not control my crying, my son who remained so positive, would say, "mama, she is going to come back". Well she hasn't yet, I stayed away from the catsite for several months
also, and I still refuse to do the rainbow bridge thing that was the hard part, just no knowing what happened to her it almost drove me insane! . Lilo is soo gorgeous, I have tears running down my face right now for her and you! is there anyone living at your old house? She is probably between places, could of gotten scared by a dog and is hiding . and believe me when they are scared, they hide and stay put. to scared to move! All I can say is i'm praying for you and her! Can you ask your old neighbors to watch for her also. You have my love sarah!!!!! keep us posted! please don't ever hesitate to pm me. I have a great shoulders to cry on!
all my love and hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monique
post #40 of 51
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Sarah, I know exactly how you feel, it was around the first of March 06' when my baby "Scream" ran outside and I never saw her again! I know the pain, I was literally sick, I did everything you did or have done. I stayed up for about 4 days and nights, riding up and down the rode at 4 and 5 in the morning calling her name, OMG after losing Marvin in 01' , I just simply and honestly lost it! I was a babbling idiot. I mean I could not control my crying, my son who remained so positive, would say, "mama, she is going to come back". Well she hasn't yet, I stayed away from the catsite for several months
also, and I still refuse to do the rainbow bridge thing that was the hard part, just no knowing what happened to her it almost drove me insane! . Lilo is soo gorgeous, I have tears running down my face right now for her and you! is there anyone living at your old house? She is probably between places, could of gotten scared by a dog and is hiding . and believe me when they are scared, they hide and stay put. to scared to move! All I can say is i'm praying for you and her! Can you ask your old neighbors to watch for her also. You have my love sarah!!!!! keep us posted! please don't ever hesitate to pm me. I have a great shoulders to cry on!
all my love and hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monique


Awwwww!!!
Thank you so much for your post! You really do know what I am going through.
I have said OVER and OVER "The hardest part is NOT KNOWING"!!!
"Not knowing if she is ok" "Not knowing if she is somewhere getting her big ol' fat belly rubbed in just the right way she likes" (That had to happen just right or else)
My youngest daughter has been supportive. Saying "Mommy she is coming back, she is just on an "adventure" But my oldest daughter, Laynee (7) still, 5 months later, cries very often for her. She says "mommy, i miss lilo most because when i didnt feel good, you remember how she always knew to come cuddle with me and make everything ok" And those things coming from her has made it harder. And then I have to put on a brave face for her.

In our old house (which we rented) now lives the godfather of my oldest daughter. I asked him to keep an eye out for her and he actually called me over there one day but the cat was actually a stray i used to feed (and also my PETALS daddy)
When we moved I left a huge bucket full of food and asked them to please continue feeding all my strays and so they do.

All I can do is hope and pray, I guess. Its very hard though.
post #41 of 51
I am so sorry. I can imagine like you said that the not knowing would be the worst part.

I know it's hard but please don't beat yourself up. Things like this happen in a split second and it could have happend to anyone of us. I know that is really no consulation, but I just don't want you to be too hard on yourself.

Lilo is beautiful, and sounds like a very smart girl. 5 months is a long time, but a smart cat like that can survive for much longer than that. At the shelter I volunteer for we had a cat for almost a year, and one day someone came in and said I think you have my cat. Jerry was differnt kind of cat and was generally very agressive with people. We put Jerry in her arms & that big bad scarry guy turned to mush & you could just see in his eyes that he knew and loved her. That's after a year, so if you believe she's still out there some where I think your right. I'm sending lots of vibes that you will come home one day & find her on your door step just like you imagine.
post #42 of 51
Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear the news about Lilo. Have you ever thought of going door to door where you live now and personally hand them a flyer? What if she is in someone's house and they just don't want to give her up? You might get a glimpse of her if she is locked away in someone's house in your new neighborhood. I hope you find your baby!
post #43 of 51
I'm so very sorry to hear Lilo is missing, please don't give up hope ever. Maybe she wandered from one to another house and you crossed paths, someone kept seeing her and started to feed her and took her in.

Maybe she wandered a bit outside the area and you could put fliers out there? Door to door fliers which someone suggested sounds a great idea and even if she isn't with them it may jog someones memory.

I had lived here for 1 year when a lady knocked on my door looking for a cat, she had lived in this area and moved and her cat went missing, so every year she does the rounds here knocking on doors and seeing if she can find her baby (5 years on) from the photo she showed me I actually remember the cat who was always around here when I first moved here as I remember it being very distinct, I told her I'd always seen it but hadn't for a while, but it had looked healthy and in no distress, even if the cat had now passed I at least hoped it helped her to know her cat had been looked after.

keep the faith, I will pray your baby comes home to you very soon xx
post #44 of 51
She's beautiful! I'm sorry to hear your loss. Please don't give up hope!
post #45 of 51
Awe Sarah I am so sorry And I too know how u are feeling, from Mr.Willie here taken little adventures and not coming home a few times, the first time he did it he was gone for more than 8 months and I know the feeling you have I felt that way the whole time !! He however was microchipped so someone had finally taken him to a vet and they found it !! But these nice kind people had him the whole time they were in a whole other area than us so we didnt get to see their fliers !! Then the second time he went missing (this past December) It was a hard one seeing how he is 11 years old I was very worried But the whole time once again I had the feeling that u have and it did help...and I was the only one who actually had that feeling and stayed with hope and sure enough on the 11th of January some one finally turned him into the shelter and we got our willie back in poor condition ...mind u we had fliers everywhere and he was in our area in all the food stores around here, the paper and no one called about him...but we did get a few calls just wrong kitties !!! But I really do know exactly what you are talking about and feeling If u need someone to talk to I too am here for u And just remember keep up hope And I am sending many many come home for Lilo
post #46 of 51
Sending prayers that you find Lilo.
post #47 of 51
OMG, my heart goes out to you! We've never had one of our indoor kitties go missing, but when we cared for the feral colony it was always heartbreaking when someone didn't show up. I know it's not the same thing, but like you say, it is the not knowing that just SUCKS.

I totally believe that if you still feel her around, then she's there. I totally agree - I'd put flyers in all the mail boxes of all the homes within a four block radius.

The rule of thumb is that when cats bolt, they stay within a one block radius, and they hunker down and won't come when called. If you still feel her presence, have a get together of friends and family. Ring neighbors doorbells, ask them if it's OK for you to look in the yards, and search EVERYWHERE within a couple of blocks. Maybe do the same thing again within a one-two block radius of your old house too. Make sure everyone comes with a flashlight.

Search under porches, decks, ask people to check their garages, drain pipes, bushes, & etc. You may find by interacting with all your neighbors that someone has adopted Lilo and didn't respond to the posters - but that knocking on their door might result in a different response.





Laurie
post #48 of 51
Any word on Lilo???? I'm still hoping and praying she'll find her way home or her mommy will find her...
post #49 of 51
This is awful I hope she comes home soon. I am sure she is safe and like you say, she just wandered off to find her 'home' instead of being in a strange place.
Maybe some kind person is taking care of her until you come and get her
post #50 of 51
I'm so sorry to hear that Lilo has gone missing Sarah

post #51 of 51
I don't know you, but I know your pain. I lost (2) cats (2) weeks apart.

I have looked for 3months solid, no cats. I believe that one cat was harmed by a neighbor... but I can't prove who, or when or where.

The other cat, I believe either met an untimely end, or was taken in by neighbors who will not give her back or do not know I am looking (though with the signs I did, I can't see how that could be.)

I have rescued other cats - 2 kittens to date - and now a large orange tom resides in my basement... not mine, but we'll give it a go finding the owners.

But I will never know. I continue to hope my 2 cats can be found, will be found and are okay and alive ... the one I hope is finding her way home even as we speak, the other being cared for like the tiny Princess she was/is.

So my heart goes out to you. Please remember to check with the feral cat caretakers - as your cat if she wanders may make it to a feral colony - look for food sources - dumpsters etc. Look in the drain systems and lastly, don't forget that if she IS found, they people who find her may simply NOT look for an owner. Sad as that is.

I pray for you and LILO and that you be reunited soon!
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