OMG! I just saw your post that your baby is home! Thank the good Lord! I'm going to go ahead and post my message, partly because it took me so long to write it (lol), and partly as a "just in case" message, in case she or one of the others ever escapes again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I'm so sorry to hear that your beautiful little panther escaped. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you worry about her, and I am hoping she will find her way back to your loving home. Bless you for rescuing her when you fond her. No matter what happens, I know that she has known a lifetime of love in the time she's been with you. Please keep us posted. She might just be too spooked to come home just yet. Years ago, our (now 16 year-old) kitty, T.J., got out for three days. I learned a lot of good tips for attracting them to return to their own homes. One of those tips is to put their litter box outside the door so they will know their own home when they pass by. If you put food out, they'll just eat the food and go back into hiding, but the littler box can give you a brief opportunity to catch them because if they're still hungry, they'll be more likely to hang around a bit after using the box. Our little angel kitty, Buddy, was easily terrified, and it took him years to trust us. Even then, his "fight or flight" instinct kicked in easily. He had many near misses in his life. We used to say he had used up 8 of his 9 lives. Little did we know how true that was. The one thing he couldn't beat was the cancer that took him from us. ;-( Please keep us posted.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery