Your Stories

The Cat That Meowed!
June 30 - July 6, 2004 — missing 6 days.
Scaredy cat with a curious nature meows out. It is — and isn't — a trap that brings him home.

One Cool Coco
April 6, 2004 — missing 1 day.
Coco Kitty escapes his home to face fierce thunder and wind storms. Dad saves the day by finding out the right way to bring a cat in.

16-year-old Gabby:
Spring is in the Air

March 9 - March 11, 2004 — missing 2 days.
From the youngest kitty's story, 4-month-old Gollum, to (I think) the oldest kitty's story. Meet 16-year-old Gabby gone on a Springtime Walkabout.

Swims Home!
February 2004 — missing 2 days.
After disappearing from the deck of his catamaran home and no where to be seen, 4 month old Gollum manages to swim back aboard to the relief and delight of his family.

Shardik & Suzie, the Super Surveillance Sleuth
October 11 - November 5, 2003 — missing 25 days.
After escaping from his apartment and showing himself only very briefly, Complete Cover Shardik is not seen for days. But because of Suzie and her husband's superb video surveillance, they discover that not only does Shardik visit their patio to eat but often returns several times — 4-5 times one night!

Former "Feral" Fender

July 30 - October 15, 2003 — missing 75 days.
Sweet Fender was probably not a true feral before he began his cushy indoor-only life with Holly and her husband, but he did spend the first year of his life "making a living" in the woods outside their apartment. After Fender escapes through an open door, Holly is able to lure him indoors several times for a bite to eat, but he always manages to slip away before she can close the window. How does Holly manage to finally recover this kitty that already knows how to make a living outdoors?

Lost Libby
Won't Step on the Lever!

August 28 - October 9, 2003 — missing 42 days.
Complete Cover extremely timid Libby escapes through an open door, but all the traps come up empty. Was this because Libby had been trapped in a humane trap a year ago?

Sunshine in the Woods

July 12 - August 3, 2003 — missing 22 days.
Complete Cover Sunshine is lost in an area teeming with foxes. This brave kitty finally makes it home after a few ingenious adjustments to the trapping routine.

Princess Comes Home
— After 123 Days!
March 31 - August 1, 2003 — missing 123 days.
After escaping from the garage, Annette doesn't see her Princess for over 100 days, until one evening Princess appears before her in the garage. . . so briefly, yet so clearly, Princess stood before her. . .it almost seemed like a vision. The more she thought about it, the more Annette began to think it was some sort of hallucination. But the next week, at the same time, Princess shows herself again and finally — after 123 days away — comes home.

Vinnie the Escape Artist

July 9 - July 18, 2003 — missing 9 days.

Inbetweenie: totally confident inside his home, but scaredy-cat mode when this silly indoor-only escapes yet again!

The Toulouse That Got Loose!

June 22 - July 1, 2003 — missing 9 days.
Suzanne captures her kitty by turning her basement into a trap!


Tommy's Story
Email dated May 24, 2003
Short and sweet and makes me smile.

Buzz Lightyear: To Infinity. . . and. . .Back Home!
April 1 - May 16, 2003 — missing 46 days.
Inbetweenie (not the most timid, nor the most relaxed) The tale of a cat owner (and mom of four young kids) who braves foxes, snow, rain and cornfields to find her family's beloved kitty, Buzz.

Cosmic's Story: Indoor-only 10-month-old Kitty
March 28 - April 3, 2003 — missing 6 days.

Elsa's Story: Adventure in a Monsoon Drain
January 10, 2003 — missing 3 days.

Scoonie's Story: Chapter I
October 26 - November 27, 2002 — missing 32 days.
Confident indoors, but timid outdoors, indoor-only Scoonie escapes for over a month.
Scoonie's Story: Chapter II — Allure of the Pampas Grass
February 8 - March 15, 2003 — missing 35 days.
Indoor-only cat escapes for over a month — AGAIN — this time into snow and 9 degree F temperatures.

Newton's Story: Back Home with Buddy
October 27, 2002 — missing 2 days.
Knowledge of frightened indoor-only cat behavior helps to quickly reunite Newton with his family.

Miss Kitty's Story

2001 — missing 19 days.


Sage's Story: Singing the Russian Blues
June 29, 2000 — missing 27 days.
Complete Cover Sage escaped into the summer heat — including record breaking 109 degree F temps — and weighing a mere 4.2 pounds when found. Not a Single Sighting For 27 Days. The story behind this website.

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