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Oliver is missing :bawling:

post #1 of 23
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it's cold outside and he usally sits on the porch after he is done doing his business, then he'll come inside. They don't run off at 5 months do they? i don't know what to do. I've searched around the house and hollerd for him but hes light and theres snow on the ground ohhhh i don't know let me go look again.
post #2 of 23
Their age has nothing to do with if they run off. If he isn't neutered, it is in him to wander, or he could have been startled by something. If it is cold he is probably hunkered down hiding somewhere nearby. You need to calm down, because if you are stressed you will only add to his uncertainty and anxiety.

Here is a website that I hope will help you www.lost-pets.org
post #3 of 23
Sorry to hear that Oliver is missing. I sure hope he comes home soon! *Lotsa vibes coming your way* Welcome to TCS, btw!
post #4 of 23
Any news? Sending "come home" vibes to Oliver!
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thank goodness. He was gone all night and about 3:00 today when i called for him he came out and ran to the door. How old are they when they start to look for girls??
post #6 of 23
Thank goodness that Oliver came home! My 2 youngest, JC & Joey, are that age and like teens, they are feeling the need to be independent. I've let them outside 2 days in a row now, but it's so much work supervising them, and after hearing your story, I think that I need to construct a playpen or something.

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Originally Posted by kad
it's cold outside and he usally sits on the porch after he is done doing his business, then he'll come inside. They don't run off at 5 months do they? i don't know what to do. I've searched around the house and hollerd for him but hes light and theres snow on the ground ohhhh i don't know let me go look again.
post #7 of 23


so pleased Oliver came home !!!!

has he been neutered?
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm going to be 19 in a few days and i've been looking for a job, but i live in a small town and there are not that many jobs around. I've tried a few places but i had to stop and take care of my dad. He's feeling better now so i think i'll try it again. as soon as i get one i'm going to have him fixed (but don't tell him that )
post #9 of 23
I've just seen this now and was so relieved that he came home!

My fingers are crossed so you can get a job as well because getting him neutered will be the best thing for both of you

I'm not sure what age for boys but if their anything like girls i'd say he can start helping to give babies now so the sooner the better really.
post #10 of 23
aww! Im so glad he came home
My cat is strictly an indoor house cat but we have tried to take him out on a leash, he is very scared of "out of the door"

Actually male cats start to look for girls from about 3/4 months onwards.
It depends on each cat though.
Remember female cats can get pregnant from as early as 3 months.

My vet doesnt want to snip my little one untill he is 7 months old.
The woman downstairs of my appartment told me its better to let the cat have its first spray and then get them neutered.
Good luck
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by fwan
The woman downstairs of my appartment told me its better to let the cat have its first spray and then get them neutered.
Good luck
i don't know about males, but the earlier you can get the female spayed, the better - cats spayed prior to 1st heat have less likelihood of breast cancer & other hormonally related diseases.
post #12 of 23
I am fairly new here and I am just wondering if the majority of you keep your kittys strictly indoors our outdoors or both. My three youngest are strictly indoors. They do try to escape but I will in no way let them out unless it's in their outdoor pen. Quki my garage dweller spends most of the time in the garage but sometimes comes in. My oldest, Hannah refused to come back inside when I started getting more animals. If I could get her in I would. I have heard that indoor kittys are healthier and live longer lives than outdoor or indoor/outdoor kittys.

Anyway, sorry to hijack your post and I'm glad your baby came back home.
post #13 of 23
My cats are strictly indoors...I live in a condo complex...they've never known life on the outside.

Katie
post #14 of 23
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Originally Posted by dicknleah
I am fairly new here and I am just wondering if the majority of you keep your kittys strictly indoors our outdoors or both. My three youngest are strictly indoors. They do try to escape but I will in no way let them out unless it's in their outdoor pen. Quki my garage dweller spends most of the time in the garage but sometimes comes in. My oldest, Hannah refused to come back inside when I started getting more animals. If I could get her in I would. I have heard that indoor kittys are healthier and live longer lives than outdoor or indoor/outdoor kittys.

Anyway, sorry to hijack your post and I'm glad your baby came back home.
Hi there! I'm fairly new here too. Welcome :hug:
I have 4 kitties.. and two of them are outside. Since Leo is my baby.. my pride and Joy .. He's indoors. Although sometimes I'll let him outside for a bit of fresh air in the summer. but I stand right next to him.. He's frisky kitty. :3
I feel bad tho.. I wanna let him run around in the back yard but I'm trying to keep him flee free.
But yes.. indoor kitties are healthier and tend to live longer... I know this all too well from past history kitties.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by kad
it's cold outside and he usally sits on the porch after he is done doing his business, then he'll come inside. They don't run off at 5 months do they? i don't know what to do. I've searched around the house and hollerd for him but hes light and theres snow on the ground ohhhh i don't know let me go look again.

Oooooh Im so glad Oliver has returned!!!! Hopefully you'll be able to get little Olie fixed.. Maybe you can keep a litter box in the house too. So that way he'll learn to use the potty inside!
Post a pictuer of Oliver for us when you can!
post #16 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by dicknleah
I am fairly new here and I am just wondering if the majority of you keep your kittys strictly indoors our outdoors or both. My three youngest are strictly indoors. They do try to escape but I will in no way let them out unless it's in their outdoor pen. Quki my garage dweller spends most of the time in the garage but sometimes comes in. My oldest, Hannah refused to come back inside when I started getting more animals. If I could get her in I would. I have heard that indoor kittys are healthier and live longer lives than outdoor or indoor/outdoor kittys.

Anyway, sorry to hijack your post and I'm glad your baby came back home.

Mine is indoor only now. He came to me after being stray for a bit so wanted out, I caved and let him out for several months but am now converting him. IT'S VERY HARD, so I tell anyone making that decision that if you have a cat who has never been out don't start. They are safer inside, there are many hazards. The house next door to me is vacant and they started doing work on it so the windows are open, he could get trapped in there. Also he goes across the street and could get hit. I mean let me count the ways of why they shoudl stay in. Also I think it's nicer to neighbors. I have a friend who has a cat constantly coming into her yard and peeing and it's tough (cats will tend to poop outside if they are given the choice)
post #17 of 23
I have indoor/outdoor cats-Bakker the newest likes looking out the window but hasn't been outside for more than 30 sec. If one wants to learn a sad lesson she my post on Sheba.
post #18 of 23
I'm so glad your kitty came back.
post #19 of 23
Thread Starter 
he looks a lot like princess. but he has yellow green eyes. He is an indoor/outdoor cat. he stays in a cage at night so he won't poo in the plants or bother the gerbail, Parrot, or koi fish. He has to have food and water and clean paper on the bottom of the cage or he will meow all night. He is REALLY good at going to the bathroom, my parents can't belive it . He only goes outside or on paper.And no one taught him. Now when he gets in tonight he'll poop somewhere. I have a chichuhua that would poop in the house all the time but i think he got jelious of Oliver and started going outside.
What kind of flea med. do you use? Oliver will get his med and then before the med expiers he has fleeas again. I gave him some on the last day of dec. and he has fleas again. Sorry about putting your kitties on here but i don't have Oliver's picture developed yet. And thanks for your help and suport when he went missing.
post #20 of 23
How big is the cage? I can't believe Oliver can poo and pee on paper with food and water nearby. Cats bury their waste so should Oliver.
Anyway, glad he is back.
My cats are treated with Frontline at the vets. No fleas for over a year.
post #21 of 23
Thread Starter 
to barrie it. and there's three or for smaller pices that he uses to barrie it when i'm not there. His cage is big enough for now but he's going to get a much bigger one after i get the money.
post #22 of 23
I am sooo glad your kitty came back. It's so awful when they're gone, I know I have lost sleep for many hours with past kitties. Sasha wa mauled by a coyote last Spring and has been basically and indoor (some outdoor) boy since then but he is 12 and has been an outside cat his entire life, so the transition was REALLY HARD and took months to achieve. Saba is new to us by 3 weeks now and she is indoor only, even though she was rescued from the wild. She is very happy and never rushes the doors.
post #23 of 23
The cats I care for are all outside cats, in order to keep the peace between me and my husband (he used to do carpet cleaning for a living, so its understandable). When I first came here and my husband said they had to stay outside I was heartbroken. His family all have cats and many have told me that the cats seem to find a way to keep warm in the winter. I doubted that, but have discovered it is true. My crybaby is a short hair with not a lot of meat on her bones, and so in the beginning, after it had been a cold night, I was frantic because I was afraid she had froze to death. BUT, she and the other cats go underneath my house. They are out of the wind and the rain and considering how warm we keep our house they seem to do okay. My dryer vents also under the house and I do my laundry at night :-).

My mama cat raised her kittens in my mammy in laws unheated, unfinished carshed which is attached to the house, this winter and they are doing fine. My preference is to keep my cats indoors because of various diseases they can contract when outside (like feline Lukemia), but for me that was not an option.

In regard to Kads post. They (my inlaws) told me when I moved here to TN that the toms would run off as it is a typical thing for them to do. I suppose mine know when they have it good, because they never fail to some home at least once a day for dinner ! :-)
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