We had a kitty that showed up on our doorstep 2 weeks ago. It meowed and begged, and at first, we refused to acknowledge it existed. The next 3 days, it slept on our porch, greeted people as it came and went, and began getting fed.
We bought it cat food. We gave it tuna. We even made a nice little bed for it, and housed it in the garage at night so that it could live safely away from all the big bad creatures that might try to eat it during the day.
Over the last 2 weeks, we played with it, would let it out during the day. From time to time it would vanish into the weeds for an hour or two, but it always came back to get water or food. One time, it even brought home a dead bunny corpse. We\’re still not sure if the kitty killed the bunny, but it was cute non the less.
Yesterday morning, I let the kitty out as I left for a series of meetings. Amy was home, so at the time, I wasn\’t worried about leaving the garage door open. When I got back, someone had closed the garage door, with Kitty not inside. I reopened it thinking someone must have left in a hurry (even though gramps was still there). I even looked around for kitty a little, but no sign… No surprise.
Of course, I went back to work on my computer for the rest of the afternoon. Amber IM\’d me at some point and asked me if \"we still had a kitty\". I replied as far as I knew, but it felt like a bad question to ask. Shortly after that I went upstairs again to check to see if Kitty had come back for a nap. No sign.
Amber arrived around 5 yesterday, and I still hadn\’t seen kitty since I left. There were a lot of people around on the neighboring lots, so I thought maybe kitty went for a walk to go meet one of them. And sometimes she would be gone all day, and just come back at night. Amber put out some nice cat food for when the kitty got back, and we went and watched some TV and played some video games.
We continued to check on kitty whenever we got a chance, but non of use ever saw her stop in for water. When it came time for Amber and I to say goodnight, I moved the water and food outside, and closed the garage door. The first night in 2 weeks where the garage was closed without the kitty inside at night. I went to bed hoping to find kitty on the porch in the morning, in the same place we found her before.
It\’s now been over 24 hours since anyone has seen kitty. It\’s hard to say if kitty went for a walk and found new owners. It could have gotten hit by a car, taken to the humane society, eaten by a fox or wolf, attacked by a bunny, stuck in a tree. No matter what the case, kitty seems to be gone. That makes me both sad, and angry.
Why couldn\’t kitty have become an indoor cat? Why did Amber have the jinx kitty. Why did the dumb kitty have to show up in the first place. Oh well, if kitty never comes back, I will miss her. At least there are photos of her and her rabbit.