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Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Okay, so call me crazy, or obsessed, or whatever you want, but I am convinced that Baby has been nabbed by someone and that they are holding her hostage. AND, I think I know who it might be. But I can't prove it. All I have are my suspicions.
Here's the deal...Baby has been missing for 2 weeks, now, and almost every day I have called the Animal Control in my city to see if they've picked up anybody matching her description, dead or alive. They have not. I have checked the Animal Shelter website about 20 times a day, every day, and she is not listed as lost & found, for adoption, or deceased.
A week ago Sunday, I went around the block that runs behind my house. My cats always go over the back fence to that street (there's a lot of other cats over there). I was going door to door with my flyers. At one house about halfway down the block, a person answered the door. I thought this person was acting "strange". She seemed to be, I don't want to sound mean or anything, but she seemed to be kind of retarded. I inquired about my cat, and she started telling me all about how she had to take her "cats" to the vet the day before and what all the vet told her they needed, i.e., flea control, worming, etc. I thought it was a little strange that she would go into so much detail to a stranger, but I guess it's not really that out-of-the-ordinary to an animal lover. I listened to her story, then thanked her for her time and started to walk away. Then she said, "Isn't that strange, I was just thinking about you." I stopped and said, "O, did you see my flyers out in the neighborhood?" She said, "No, I was just thinking about you." I thanked her again and left. But that statement of hers "bothered" me. It just seemed way too wierd for normal.
Several times I've been back to her house, and she never answers the door. Today I was out walking the neighborhood again, and she happened to be coming out of her house. So I walked over to her and asked her again if she'd seen Baby. Her response was, "No, ugh-ugh. No, I told you that a couple of weeks ago. I was just wondering if you were still looking for her." I said, "Yes, I'm still looking for her. She has brothers and sisters and a mommy that all miss her very much, plus I miss her very much. So, if she comes around her would you please send her back over the fence or call me." She said, "No the only stray I've seen around her is the tan one that I told you about before. And it was over on Stearns." (Stearns is the street that runs perpendicular to our streets)Again, the person was acting very strange. I just have a gut feeling that she's got Baby captured inside her house and doesn't want to give her back.
The first time Baby ran away and was gone for a day, when she came home, she came from the direction of this person's house. I guess I might just be grasping at straws to think this, but I can't figure out how this cat, who is a loving home-body, could just disappear. Why didn't all the cats disappear? If she has been killed, why hasn't Animal Control reporting it?
Anybody have any serious suggestions of how I can find out if this person has my cat or not? Or do I just need to get a grip, and move on?


The Family Jewels said...

What restraint you have! Beat down her door and get your Baby back!

I will pray that she escapes from the crazy lady's house and comes back to her REAL home.

If you want you can call the shelter and ask them what rights you have after you get proof that Baby is being held hostage in her house. Good luck!

Call me if you need to.

Jean Knee said...

That's a tough one. maybe you could her mail her an "official" looking letter stating that due to the influx of recent pet knapping the local police will begin canvassing the neighborhood and searching houses. violaters will be prosecuted. do it better than that but you get the idea. if she's on the slow side she might believe it.

Cheryl said...

Hiya Brenda... I told ya someone had taken your Baby~ Your just going to have to keep walking past her house and watching all the windows. If you know she is not around...stand outside her house calling your cat. Take a camera if you see your cat in her window Show the police the photo, the flyer and I'm sure you'll get her back. But keep in mind....she loves that cat just as much as you do so if you cannot get her back, she is ALIVE and being loved :-)