Wednesday, April 8, 2015
We've lost other cats without a trace - years ago Hopper disappeared, and just a couple years ago Atticus similarly vanished. Given the ferals come and go for years indicate is isn't particularly a dangerous neighborhood. We've had hawks eyeing the backyard from a nearby utility pole, but no evidence of a snatch of that sort. We've just hoping that Lucy, who hasn't been far from the safety of the yard, is just lost and looking for her way home. I've been going out every couple hours, talking to the neighbors and looking for hiding places, now searching for glowing eyes at night with a flashlight. Fingers crossed she'll turn up!
UPDATE: Lucy was waiting at the back door to the yard this morning! Forensic analysis showed she pulled down my blockage of the hole in the back fence to get back in, as it is now covered with orange fur. A more permanent repair of the hole coming later today after medical stuff. We're glad the lil' delinquent is back home!