Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Purrayers needed!

(updates at bottom of post)



Hello kittehs and friends, Mommakitty here to give you an update. For those of you who don't already know, Kimo has been missing since Tuesday 11/14/11 around 2:00pm. He is an indoor only cat and has managed to slip outside - Daddykitty has been doing a lot of home and yard projects and he and the handyman go in and out all day. This is probably when Kimo planned his escape - waiting for the right moment to slip out went a door or window was left open a little by mistake.

We are very worried because of the cold weather we're having lately - low 30's at night. Plus, our cats do not go outside and so there is none of their mancat scent around the property for Kimo to get a wiff of home. He would also be a little skittish if strangers were to approach.

We're hoping he is hunkering down somewhere and keeping safe from other critters. We have lots of raccoons (larger than the cats) in the neighborhood, and other scary large animals - and CARS. We have checked the entire house inside - all cupboards, closets, crawl spaces, box springs, etc. Kimo would not waste a minute to come running if I were to shake a bag of treats. I knew for sure he was not in the house when I put our toddler to bed and he did not join us for story time - Kimo ALWAYS comes in Kiera's room to sit on the bed during story time and stays on her bed until she falls asleep. Luckily, at her age, she is easily distracted and in not aware of his absence . . . yet.

My husband and I have walked the neighborhood, (night & day), gone door to door, posted flyers, notified vets and and the animal shelter, and have put out some food. At the advice of a cat blogger, we scattered contents of the vacuum (full of cat hair) up the driveway and around the property hoping he will catch his scent and find his way home.

Your support and ongoing prayers are welcome and appreciated. I will post updates when I can. On Wednesday 11/16 I am taking the day off work to walk around when it's daylight and little warmer - plus I will continue to walk in the still of the night when I'd more likely hear his voice or see his laser eyes beam back to my flashlight. I will also keep updates on my FaceBook page (more often). Thanks again for all the support!
Love, Mommakitty (aka Susie)

11/16/11 Update 4:33 pm - More walking around today, talking to neighbors, postman and city workers in area. I went to the shelter and they had a cat that looked a lot like Kimo in the face, and I sooo wanted it to be him - he had been trapped near our house on 11/10. This cat was not chipped and he had markings on his back that weren't Kimo. Also called the microchip company to register Kimo as being lost. Looks like something has nibbled on the food left outside.
- Mommakitty

Update 11/17/11, 1:20 pm - still no Kimo. Walked the neighborhood several times yesterday and last night. Received a couple of calls from neighbors about possible cats sounds (meowing/fighting), but when I went to check it out, nothing about Kimo. This morning there was evidence of more nibbling from one food dish, so I reduced 3 dishes to the one area hoping the nibbler will come only to that one spot (also put a his cat bed out in a box shelter).
- Mommakitty

Update 11/18/11, 11:11 pm - No real news today. FYI - the "handyman" carpenter is here M-F, and sometimes weekends - he's a neighborhood friend and always checks his vehicle. Tonight we're setting a cat trap. Fingers and paws crossed.
- Mommakitty

Update 11/19/11, 7:28 am - Nothing in the trap, but something did come close. I put about a pea size of food in a couple of places outside the trap that has been eaten. The little rug near the entry of the trap is dirty, but whatever it was didn't venture in.
- Mommakitty

93 comments:

Mark's Mews said...

We are watchin out the windows all days an nights!!! Sendin guidance purrs, too...

Cory said...

Sending our comforting and guiding purrs to Kimo!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are sending our purrs. The Woman was so upset when Gemini was missing and she was certain she would never see her again, but Gemini turned up. We hope that Kimo will too.

Mo said...

Purring and Praying that Kimo comes home SAFE and SOON!

~ NTM & The Purries of Purrchance To Dream

Tara said...

Thank you for remembering my purrthday Kimo! I'm so worried about you, please come home!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrs for Kimo to come home soon!!
Your TX furiends,

Chesney Cats said...

We are purraying our hardest that Kimo comes home furry soon!

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom told us Kimo was missing, and we have been purring for him (and you) all day. We hope he finds his way home to you quickly.

Cody and Gracie

ZOOLATRY said...

Purrs and prayers for an old friend to find his way home to his family.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending our loudest purrs that Kimo comes home/is found safe and sound SOON.

Astrid and the kitties Kashim, Othello and Salome said...

Oh no our heart is breaking at this news!
We so so so hope Kimo will find his way home! He is a clever kitty! We will send out our strongest purrs and purrayers for you all!

with much love
Kashim, Othello, Salome and Momma Astrid

Daisy said...

Oh no, poor Kimo! Does he have a microchip? Harley and I are purring that he finds his way safely home soon.

ML said...

Don't forget to put some food and water outside for him, and maybe a towel or blanket and a few of his toys.
I'm not certain about all these things... I think this is what you are supposed to do.
Hopefully others can correct this or add to it... but I know you are supposed to put things with their scent on it outside.
I have read that most cats hang around their house after making the Big Escape.
We are all sending love and purrs and purrayers for Kimo to find his way back home FAST!
~Mom ML & KC

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring and purring for Kimo's safe return. xxxx

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

We are purring hard for the handsome Kimo to find his way home. Huggs.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Is it possible he ran in someones garage or tool shed, hide and got locked in and can't get out?

(Alasandra)Do you have a harness so you can take Sabi outside to help look for Kimo? Don't know if Sabi will do it but Scylla calls the other cats and I have a feeling they hear her MEOWING much further then they hear my calling them.

We has our paws crossed he is found soon and that he is safe. Comforting purrs for all of you and we are sending purrs on how to get home to Kimo.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring our best purrs for Kimo to return safely.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are keeping you and Kimo in our prayers. It looks like you are doing everything there is to do, now he just needs to come out of hiding and come on home!!
((((Hugs))))
~ The Bunch

Millie said...

Oh no! Kimo, go home! I am working my purr-er for Kimo,

The Crew said...

Oh NO!! We're sending our best purrs for Kimo to come home.

One other tip we've heard about is putting out a dirty piece of clothing with scent on it plus sprinkling some cat box contents around. Yes it will stink, but you want him to pick up the scent.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Kimo,
Mommakitty is out looking for you, so wherever you are hiding, come out and let her find you. Sniff the breeze and find your way home.

We are purraying that Kimo is soon home where he belongs.
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, and Charles in IL

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Often indoor cats will be real close by if they slip outside - do you have any steps, crawlspaces etc he can get into - or do the neighbors? They are usually very close to the house but scared to come out. Sending purrs - look in the closest places!

The Island Cats said...

We are purring very hard that you will find Kimo. Our neighbor's indoor cat got out one time and got locked in another neighbor's garage for a couple of days. Maybe he's hiding out someplace like that.

Kimo, come home NOW!!!

Bellen said...

Good luck in finding Kimo. Don't forget to ask the neighbours to watch out for him and perhaps ask people who are around the neighbourhood all the time, like the postman and newspaper boys. I hope to read good news soon.

catsynth said...

Oh no! We are sending thoughts and purrs for Kimo to come home soon!

If he has a chip, they can send out electronic bulletins for people in the area to be on the lookout (I signed up to get alerts for SF). And like others said, indoor cats tend not to go too far away, so hopefully he is just hiding somewhere that feels safe nearby.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending our strongest purrs to help guide Kimo home safe and sound.

chezcat1970 said...

KIMO!! Get your furry little butt back in the house! We are sending purrs by GPS so he can find his way back!

Junior and Orion said...

Purring and praying for Kimo to find his way home.

ra husky said...

Sending prayers & pawsitive siber-vibes for the return of your baby,

RA, Isis & nuknuk

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending homing purrrrrrrrs to Kimo. Come on kittie, get your tail back in the house.

Have you checked around the house itself? If there is construction going on, there are likely a lot of hidey holes that aren't there normally. If you (or a neighbor) has any sheds or garages, check there. Kimo could have gotten himself locked away.

Good luck. We know how it is to have a kittie just disappear.

Cat Street Boyz said...

Poor Kimo....kitties that get our in surroundings they are not used to, hear sounds that are uncommon to them, usually keep in hiding. They become confused and disoriented. Make sure you contact local rescue groups, they can help with helpful advice as I am in a Bengal rescue and know how they have helped owners get their cats back.
You may be advised to set a trap with food, water and a blanket or cat bed he has been using.
After one of our cats got out in our previous home, one of our neighbors advised us to put up deep sounding chimes so if he got out again he could hear his way home form a distance. Since we moved, only Toy got out so we rang the chimes and finally there he was at the fence, looking to get back in the yard.
We send all our purrz and prayers for Kimo's safe return=^Y^=

JC said...

I hope you find him.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Ever since we read about Kimo on FB, we have been hoping he would be found or find his way home soon.

I remember looking for an indoor cat that got out years ago. Searched for 2 days. Finally took my dog around the apt complex and she found the cat hiding inside the next door neighbor's small fenced patio. She was too scared to even meow when I called.

Hope Kimo will soon be home.

Sheldon's Mom said...

We sending purs and prayers.

The Meezers or Billy said...

Kimo, we is all leaky eyed - speshully our the mom. you needs to come home! we's joining in on purrrring you home

Max said...

I wish wishing would bring him home, cause he'd be there already...

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

Dear Kimo,

What the heck are you doing!!!! it is not okay to go out side like this you got the good life lots of food and Sabbi for bunnykicking toys for playing with a fire to cuddle in front of and a Keria to cuddle with and read story too. You have a big importet job you need to purr her to sleep sabi wont do it he not good at it it take a cat who understands there brup to do this. KIMO GET YOUR TAIL INSIDE NOW they need you !


Maxie

Anita said...

SEndig purrs and prayers and we hope good news.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrayers.

Rusty said...

Sending purrs and prayers. What a beautiful siamese!

ABBY said...

Kimo
You come on back home we are worried about you. Miss you and will keep you in our purrs.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

meowmeowmans said...

Kimo, please come home!

We are sending our most earnest purrs and prayers for you all.

Hugs.

Prancer Pie said...

We are sending our very hardest purrs and purrayers to Kimo to find his way home!

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are purring our loudest and hardest for Kimo and your whole family!

Alex said...

Its so sad, come back Kimo bud

Forty Paws said...

We are still sending tons of purrs and purrayers and lotza hugs to all of you and to Kimo! Kimo, get home now!

Luf, Us

Mr Puddy said...

I keep Purring like crazy ! I hope Kimo is safe and return home as quick as he can. Paws Crossed for him
and lots of hugs to your family
xoxo

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Aending more love and hope that Kimo returns safely and quickly. xx

MoMo said...

Purrs, purrs and more purrs for Kimo to come home safely.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Thanks for the update. So sorry to hear Kimo hasn't returned yet. Paws crossed he is the one that nibbled at the food. Sending purrs for Kimo's safe return.

Cat said...

We are so sorry to hear that Kimo is lost, you must be beside yourself with worry!!! We are sending purrs to Kimo that he finds his way home soon.

Carol N said...

Kimo may be hiding someplace where he can see the house. Our indoor cat escaped and He was nearby in a spot where he could watch the door we used all the time. Sit outside if you can and stay still.

Praying that Kimo is nearby and safe. Any place you can hang unwashed clothing for cat to smell?

Carol N

Cory said...

We're back to let you know we are still purring for Kimo to come home.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came back to check on all of you. Sending more purrs and woofs for Kimo to be safely home soon.

Anonymous said...

I just saw this. The same thing happened to me. I had to go outside and call my for my cat several times a day. It took me 7 days to finally find him, but it worked. Please keep calling Kimo outloud several times a day. The same thing worked for my neighbor.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

When Beau Beau was missing I just kept saying thank you to God over and over for having such special creatures as Beau Beau and Angie. Then I just let it happen. It seems as if the moment you let go and stop worrying then they return.

Our paws are crossed with the best guiding thots we can can hold! Come home to dinner Kimo!
BB&A

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on, Kimo. You've made your point, what ever it was. Get your tail back in the house.

Sending our best homing purrrrrrrsss.

Marg said...

Gosh, we have had cats disappear and it is such a horrible feeling. We sure feel for you. Just keep calling him. Maybe sit outside if you can stand the cold and see if there is any activity anywhere. On a positive note, we had a cat disappear for 3 months and then showed up at home.
Do you have any outside buildings that he could have gotten shut in by mistake or do any of your neighbors have any outside buildings that he might be hiding in. Can he get under your house?/ Just a couple of ideas. Good luck and sending purrs for sure that he come home.

Karen C. said...

Checking in for news and purring continuously - come home Kimo!

Karen C. said...

That "Karen C" there - that's us...Grr, Midnight, Cocoa, Rascal, Riley & Max. Dunno why the Lady can't remember to sign out before we go visiting furrends!

Daisy said...

Just checking back. I had a thought... are you absolutely certain Kimo got out? Maybe he got trapped in a closet or somewhere inside?

PlumaBlanca the working cat said...

My mom told me Kimo is lost so I is purring my big purrs for him to get home, I am on house arrest for leaving the yard, My Dad had to find me or I would be lost too, so Kimo better get back home soon.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Junir and Orion sent me over. I am so so saddened for you in Kimo being lost. I truly pray that he is found and returned to his family. Have you googled Pet Detectives? See if there are any in your area and there are some hints to help in the search.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are purring as hard as we can for Kimo.
Purrs Tillie & Georgia

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Just heard the news.
Our prayers are with you that you find and he will come home! The Cat Blogosphere is a powerful force and they are all pulling for you!
xxxooo SS&S and mom Lynne

The Devil Dog said...

Lucky and I are sending our pug snorts your way in hopes that Kimo will come home soon.

Roxy & Lucky

DaisyMae Maus said...

Sweetie ... We're sending positive karmic energy to Petaluma so that Kimo will come back from the lam!

Oui Oui said...

Don't forget to call rescue organizations in your area and the humane society. Animals get turned in all the time & people don't call regularly. Google "find lost cat", all kinds of info comes up. Have a rescue company blanket your area with alert phone calls. We get these calls a couple times a year. They give the cats name, description, important info and a phone number. Try this web site: http://www.petrescue.com/petlibrary/pet-rescue/how-to-find-a-lost-cat-or-dog/
Good luck! We are so sorry you are going through this and are purring for you and Kimo.

Mark's Mews said...

Purrin fer Kimo to find his way back home!!!

Everycat said...

Oh Kimo! COME HOME FELLA! Your parents are worried sick and enough is enough! Please come home now.

Keep topping up the vacuum bag scatterings, each one will last about 3 days scent wise :)

We are sending you large purrs and love

Oliver & Gerry xx

Sweet Purrfections said...

We continue to cross our paws and purr really hard that Kimo will be home soon.

Truffle and Brulee

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Still, purring, hope he comes back soon! Mom's friend recently had her male cat go missing here in TX and after 10 whole days he was spotted by a neighbor and mom's friend got a call about his sighting and came home. Don't give up. He might just be snoopervising and got lost. Any footprints in the flour this morning?
-JB

ArtemisiaFSS said...

So sorry Kimo hasn't been found yet. We hopes he comes home soon. Paws crossed and purrs going full force.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

I don't know if you believe in animal communication but perhaps they can help find Kimo - here is a link from a local communicator with tips on how to sens Kimo yourself

http://www.animalsmith.com/lost-animals/

Marg said...

We are here just to send some more purrs that Kimo comes home soon. We have all our paws crossed too.

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh noes! We will send lots and lots of purrs to guide Kimo home!!!

Tiger Lily said...

We will add our purrayers and tail wags that Kimo will come home safely very soon! Mom knows what you are going through from first-hand experience and she said she will pray for you too.

{{{HUGS}}}

Zeke, Sushi and Tiger Lily

The Crew said...

OK Kimo, it's time for you to come now, right now. Your family and the whole cat blogosphere is worried about you!

It took Gino 3 days to come back when he got out and he came to a bedroom window. Is it possible to leave a window or 2 slightly open so if he does that, you could hear him?

Jenna and Sissy said...

We are purring real hard that Kimo is found. Our human said her previous black cat got out without her knowledge. When she discovered her missing, she opened the door and found her in front of the apartment next door. Her sister's indoor cat got out and hid under their deck for 3 days. He was so scared he wouldn't come out.

Pumpkin said...

Oh noes! Keeping owr paws crossed that Kimo is fownd safe. Purrs sent from across the O-Shun heer in Hah-why-eee.

MoMo said...

I keep checking on updates and keep hoping for good news. Purrs and crossed paws for safe return of Kimo.

meowmeowmans said...

We keep checking back, too. We're still purring and praying. Kimo, come home, please!

Pasha said...

maybe somehow he ended up in the handyman's car and took a ride with him? Is that possible?

Karen Jo said...

Kimo, you get your furry butt home right now! Purrs and prayers for his safe return.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so sorry Kimo is still missing. We know you are getting even more worried. Sending extra purrs that he comes home soon and safely.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

PS: When Socks went missing for a week the humans were frantic he disappeared Monday shortly after Eldest left for University. Daddy put up reward posters everywhere and Mommy looked at the shelter and we let our Vet know so she could be on the lookout. Well Mommy & Daddy were going to pick up a mattress they had ordered Friday when Eldest called on their cell phones wanting to know if he got the reward cause he was back home and Socks was sitting in his window.

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Our purrs and prayers are still with you and Kimo. Please come home, dude!
We can only imagine how you folks must be feeling! ((((hugs))))

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sending more purrs and woofs for Kimo to come home. Soon!

Poppy Q said...

Kimo, we hope you come home safely buddy.

Hugs to all.

Rose and the Royals said...

We are thinking and purraying very much for Kimo to find his way home to you very soon, now. QM once had a cat named "Trouble" who went missing an entire summer. He came trotting back in as if he'd never been gone! It looked as if someone had found him and attempted to keep him, becasue he had a flea collar on.
We hope someone has fallen in love and taken Kimo in, but will soon know to return him to his rightful home.
Brutus, Marigold, Emily,
Gentleman Beau
and QM Rose
xoxoxoxo

Karen Jo said...

The trap sounds promising. At least something came close. Maybe tonight. Kimo, come home now!

The Lee County Clowder said...

If you haven't already checked them out, Amber Alert for Pets™, FindToto, and Lost Pet Network might be worth a look.

Still purrrrrrring that Kimo will find his way home soonest.

Pasha said...

I thought it would also be helpful to mention that once sweet was stuck in next door neighbor's garage for almost three days, until I heard her meow and was able to get her out.

Egypt & The Musketeers said...

We're still sending our "homing purrs" to Kimo, hoping he'll be waiting on your steps.

Purrs to you all.