I can't believe it! Myst was spotted again today, just a few houses up the street and guess what?!! He has a girlfriend! A black cat! My silver tabby has a black cat girlfriend! Here I am, searching a street guide map, marking a mile radius of roaming territory and trekking into the dangerous wild woods day and night, calling for my missing baby, and here he's spotted again ONLY A FEW HOUSES UP THE STREET IN A NEIGHBOR'S BACKYARD by a plastic children's playset, sitting with his girlfriend or catfriend or whatever! (In the meantime, I'm driving down every street in a 5 mile radius looking for injured and dead cats)
My missing baby is only 1/5 of a mile away! And he hangs out with his girlfriend or catfriend by the school building next to the woods and after walking there and checking out the location, trust me, this area is a cat's paradise! There's a shallow meandering creek with fallen trees that cats can walk across, a catwalk bridge to another church and school area, a large grassy soccer field, three thick, hearty, low branched crabapple trees for climbing and sitting, (the perfect scratching post, by the way), and some enclosed shelters for hiding around the buildings with overhangs, not to mention *fish fry* on Friday night and yummy fish leftovers for cats! I also spotted a Canadian goose preening itself.
According to one of the school kids, Myst was sitting with his catfriend, the black cat, then they walked off together, side by side, towards the school. Will wonders ever cease?
Thanks so much for your wishes and vibes. At least I know that Myst is still alive, but I'm not so certain that he will return to his comfy sofa, soft chair, and good food. I'll keep you posted with more updates as I receive them. Thanks again, DragonLady, Aurora Viva, and jgaruba!
Myst as a little kitten: