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!