My darling little indoor kitty, Kitty Marie had been gone for 9 days...since Christmas Day, actually. We put up posters, climbed fences to look in neighbors garages and sheds, followed false leads and never even found a clue as to her whereabouts. I had all but given up hope of ever finding her again...she's older, declawed, small and well...a little princess kitty. No way would she be able to defend herself against racoon or the 10 or so outdoor cats that live nearby. Yep...I had pretty much written her off as a lost cause when hubby walked in with her in his arms last night.
He had gone out to his car and heard a little meow as he closed the door to the house. He turned and saw her head under his car, so he quickly unlocked and opened the door to the house. When he turned around, she was right at his feet!
We are so excited to have her back. She seems to be just fine, her old normal self...just hungry and a little weak. Her long hair was not wet or matted and there wasn't any sign of an injury. We still can't figure out where she could have been for 9 whole days, but the important thing is that she is back now.
Thank you to everyone for the positive thoughts and prayers...and a special thank you to the two neighbor boys who kept us updated on any possible leads and crawled under cars to apprehend strange cats!