Missing Max

I don’t want to think the worst, but Tyler’s cat, Max, has been missing for over two weeks. I feed and shelter a feral cat on my porch and Max is scared to death of her and lately has been having trouble coming to and going out my door.

I have never had an indoor-outdoor cat before, and I swear I never will again. It happened when Max was a kitten and he went out the door a couple of times by accident and came back hours later. After that he wanted out all the time.

I think it must be regional but having an indoor-outdoor cat is more accepted here. Even the vets think it has some benefits; the cats being fit and less anxious than the ones who are indoor only. And in Europe it is widely done.

This is not the first time this has happened with Max, but it has been the longest. We’ve had some really cold nights too, but the weather is warming up. Last night Tyler was praying to Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals, for Max to come home and he started to cry.

I refuse to give up hope. There are a lot of people who feed cats in my development and he can be eating that way. Plus he is friendly enough to walk into someone’s home and perhaps he’s given up on our house because he is so scared of the feral cat.

Prayers or good thoughts are appreciated that Max comes home safe and sound!

My handsome boy Max is on the right and my pretty girl Betty is on the left!

My handsome boy Max is on the right and my pretty girl Betty is on the left!

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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2 Responses to Missing Max

  1. Vanessa says:

    I have outdoor cats as well, they are definitely happier when being allowed to roam. One of our cats randomly helps himself to other homes and plays poor kitty to them. Sometimes they swoop him up and think he’s a stray. He usually comes home, or I start to put up fliers. Hopefully Max is just held up in someone’s house and comes back.
    Have you tried local facebook groups, or lost animal pages in your area? They can be helpful 🙂
    Vanessa´s last blog post ..Ten Mocktails

    • mamasick says:

      I definitely feel that kind of thing could well have happened to Max, Vanessa. I fault myself for not putting a collar on him. Maybe I will try the fliers, in case someone does have him or he has relocated on his own due to fear of my feral cat.

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