Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Where Is He?

Where is Stripey?  He's a great cat.  Priscilla is a sweet cat, but she's not very affectionate and keeps to herself most of the time.  Elvis is a lovey cat, but usually later at night when I'm watching tv in the dark or after I've gotten into bed.  Stripey Cat would leap right into my lap and settle down for some good snuggling.  We already lost Black Kitty this year when he was hit by a car.  But Monday night Stripey Cat went outside and didn't come back.  He's only spent one night outside since last September.  He likes to stay out till bed time, but he always comes in at bed time.  He's afraid he will miss a meal!  If he doesn't come running, just shake the food dish.  He'll be at your feet in a matter of seconds!
Elvis has disappeared a number of times.   He's endured a lot.  He's moved 5 times.  And when Mike and I met I used to carry him to Austin, Texas on the weekends when I'd go visit him.  We've had to pick him up from the pound in Harker Heights, Texas a few times when I lived there.  It had even gotten to the point where they would call us to say he was there.  He just wouldn't stay out of the feral cat traps.  He even disappeared from where we live now for a whole week.  He came home scrawny and sickly.  But he's doing okay now. 
Prissy was not supposed to be ours.  Our landlord at our old place dropped her off and said he called the pound to come get her.  (But they never showed up.)  We had a guy staying with us for a while who was down on his luck.  So we gave her to him.  He took care of her, fed her, and everything.  Then, one day, he went out, got back into the crack cocaine scene, and didn't come back.  So we were sorta stuck with her.  But we've grown to love her.  She's not going anywhere right now.  This is what she's got at home.
She's got four little kittens that are about 2 weeks old.  Their eyes are just opening now.  They are adorable, too.  But where is Stripey Cat?!  He IS a male.  And he's right about the age where he should start getting curious.  But still, it's not like him to miss a meal.  If you're reading this Stripey Cat, please come home.  We miss you!

14 comments:

Amy said...

awww stripey cat...go home! lovely cats mr...very cute! I wasnt a cat person but now I have 1 I want more :)

Ames xxx

Edith Hope said...

Dear Randy and Mike, I am so concerned for Stripey Cat and can well remember when Black Kitty was run over. Cats are very much creatures of habit so it is very worrying when a routine is broken. I do so hope that he will be all right and return and do hope that you will do a short posting to let us all know he is safe.

The little kittens are so very sweet and particularly adorable when so young. Do you intend to keep them or find good homes for them?

Pixie said...

Gosh, I hope Stripey Cat comes home very soon! Ours will sometimes disappear for the majority of the day after being out all night, and I always worry. Please keep us posted!

Donna said...

Your probably right...maybe he's found a girlfriend and is courting her! Our cat has been gone for almost a week now...he just showed up here about 6 or 7 mos ago but he Loves to eat...
Sending prayers for Stripey Cat!!
hughugs

Tracey said...

I hope he reads your post and comes home quick.!!!!! xxx

Chickens in the Basement said...

Baby kittens are the best. Smooch them for me!
Anna

Aerelonian said...

Hopefully you find Stripey Cat! You've had some rough pet luck.

bad penny said...

come home Stripey cat - If we all call him like that( it's like saying, "I believe in Faries" in Peter Pan ... ) he'll come home.
Come home Sripey cat xxx

LindaG said...

I do hope Stripey Cat comes home safe. *hugs*

LemonyRenee' said...

I hope Stripey gets home quickly. He's probably sowing some wild oats somewhere -- it is spring, ya know. Prayers that he gets his carousing butt home soon, though.

I have to laugh at your cats' names. Some seem so very obvious "Stripey Cat" or "Black Kitty" and then others are very non-cat. Who's the Elvis fan?

We rescued a little dog 2 months ago. I haven't blogged about him -- didn't want to jinx him. He needed a home. He is a 10 y/o terrier mix with a heart murmur. No one wanted him. We was a bit of a crab and a curmudgeon when we first brought him home, but I could see it was just defensiveness from his days as a stray and then in the shelter. Well, I accidentally stepped on him yesterday (that'll happen when you slink between my feet while I'm concentrating on something else!) and he has gone into this weird regression. He's a defensive stray again. sigh I hope he comes out of it soon, I was enjoying seeing his little personality emerge.

As far as those kids yesterday, they are the kids of my friend with the brain tumors. It's going to get worse before it gets better as far as them spending time here. I'm between a rock and 2 hard places because I have to get things straight with them - they'll be here enough to really do damage if I don't -- and yet I am not going to say anything to their parents, they have enough on their minds at the moment. But I picked them up for school this morning and all they did was complain about the van being too small and on and on and on. I know they're stressed, but I don't know if I'm nice enough for this. -deep breaths-

Anyway, Stripey, get home!

You and Mike are good guys for watching over all the creatures that you do.

Becca's Dirt said...

Hoping he comes home soon. He's out getting him some - go home now Stripey Cat - you've had enough. I know how you worry to have a missing pet. Let us know.

The Gaudy Garden said...

not to worry...but behave yourself.

Mami said...

Hope he'll okay. He has a habit of cat to return his home. My friend's cat went out for years but one day came back.

Thank you for popping into and comments.

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

So sorry. I hope he is just out sowing his wild oats!