Rebecca Lotti writes:

“I know you guys don’t normally do this, but I found this gorgeous young cat last night in the Leopardstown Heights area [Leopardstown, Dublin 18]. He/she is extremely friendly, affectionate and is in good health so I know it must be missed by someone right now. It has a collar but no tag and a [flamboyant] grey ringed fluffy tail…”


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11 thoughts on “A Sorry Tail

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Cats don’t get lost though. Don’t they usually head for ‘home’ / saucer of milk after their territorial patrol?

  2. Rebecca Lotti

    Spaghetti Hoop – I thought the same after I fed him last night (he was lingering and I felt sorry for him), until 5 o clock this morning when he planted himself on our doorstep and continued to wail for more food..

    1. Ms Piggy

      we had a similar experience with a lost cat we took in overnight about a year ago. They do sometimes get lost, and I think young cats in particular might not have got the whole navigation thing fully worked out! In our case, we took her to our own vets the next day (any nearby vet would do) to get her scanned for a microchip. She had one, and the vet kept her there until her owner could come and get her later that day. So if you haven’t already done that, do try it, more and more people microchip their pets now. She’s a beauty, isn’t she?

    1. brw

      It’s so difficult to tell with cats, though. We had one for near 20 years and I was still unsure whether it was a he or a she.

      I may just not be the curious type, though.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        I know, but I could not help thinking of the Grosse Pointe Blank reference:
        Debi: So, is there a Mrs. Mysterio?
        Martin Q. Blank: No, but I do have a very nice cat?
        Debi: Not the same.
        Martin Q. Blank: Well, you don’t know my cat, it’s very demanding.
        Debi: It? You don’t know if it’s a boy or girl?
        Martin Q. Blank: I respect its privacy.

  3. JunkFace

    Yes take it to the local vets. Also, don’t give it anymore milk (Cow’s milk). Cats are lactose intolerant and it gives them the scutters. You can buy cat milk in supermarkets, whiskas do it, haven’t seen any other brands

  4. Sinabhfuil

    Young male cats get lost all the time. They go tomcattin’ and get chased away by bigger toms. And cats get abandoned by people moving house, for example students who give up a course – though that’s typically around Christmas. And ‘cute kitten’ pets get abandoned by people who are no longer charmed by a grown-up cat.

    1. will-billy

      i lost my cat once. i actually searched for her for a week. i knew what general area she was in. eventually i dropped notes in letterboxes and week later got a call. there was my cat she had selected a new forever home in my absence. cats don’t fupp around with human failings.

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