Iâ€™ve written before about our colonies. We have 14 indoor cats, several of which were once feral or free roamers and are up for adoption and several, which are our family pets. We have an outdoor colony as well. This post is for Lilly who has been missing for a few days. Lilly was born in our back yard and has always lived here with us. We have been trying for several weeks to catch her and her littermates to get them into the vet for TNR. The other night we had a situation with a couple of cat killing dogs that have recently shown up in our neighborhood. On Wednesday they made a trip to our fenced in yard and scared the heck out of our colony. One of the cats Mr. Poe-Poe who often come in the house defended the other cats and paid the price with a loss of a huge hunk of hair. (No serious injuries other than pride says the vet) But our sweet Lilly has been gone since then. We saw her run off into the brush behind our yard but she has not been seen since. L She was just starting to trust us and let us pet her a little. I stress, a very little but still every step counts. I am distraught about losing her. It is hard not knowing what has happened to her. We have had cats from our colony disappear for weeks and return, but to our knowledge she has never even left our yard. I know I should not grow so attached but it is hard, so I am asking for some come home safe vibes for Lilly. As if that werenâ€™t enough the entire colony indoors (14 cats) has come down with a virus, so I could use some get healthy soon vibes as well. This sweet girl in the picture is LIlly when she was palying with our indoors through an exterior door. Isn't she adorable?!
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3/20/04 at 1:36pm