Yet Another Sad Reminder

My Disciples,

The Guardians have discovered yet another sad reminder of the danger of letting kitties roam free. This time poor patches left his home one morning and did not return. His face now graces one of the ever-growing number of lost cat posters.

Lost Cat Poster- Patches

Patches has gone missing. I purr that he is someplace safe and warm.

We can’t know for certain why Patches didn’t return, but you can know for certain that your kitty will not leave and never come back if you give him or her safe, well-defined boundaries in which to live. And I don’t mean you should talk to your kitty and tell him or her not to leave the yard. You need to make it physically impossible for him or her to do so. That means building an enclosure, walking your kitty on a leash, or providing some other physical barriers to keep kitty within safe confines.

With proper attention and enrichment, the kitty will live a happy, healthy and, on average, much longer life if you do this. It may also have mental health benefits for you as you will never have to lay awake at night wondering what horrible fate might have befallen the kitty you love after he or she suddenly vanishes like Patches did.

Please join Me in purring that Patches is someplace safe and warm, being given as much love and attention as he can handle. Then, go hug your kitties (assuming they like to be hugged, of course) and be thankful that they are safe in your arms.

So Sayeth Otis

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18 responses to “Yet Another Sad Reminder

  1. I hate these reminders, Leader Otis. But I know people need to see and hear the Good Word. Poor Patches.

  2. ena

    Buster hates hugs, but as he is currently stepping on my toes, I know he is safe. Prayers and purrs that Patches returns safely home.

  3. Sigh… just never ends does it? People need to keep their forever home promises! Though these reminders are sad – they are reminders of how important it is to protect ALL of our family members.

  4. Keep my paws crossed that Patchers will come home to his owners !
    Me is an safe indoorkitty that walkΒ΄s with my mom-person in leash now and then πŸ™‚

  5. Patches seek shelter if you are lost. May you find safe foreverhome with warmth and joy. (I have to think it’s possible – or the reality is too harsh and sad)

  6. Well, this is why we never go out unsupervised. We don’t wanna end up on a sign stuck to a post. We purr that Patches has found a new home and is safe and happy.

  7. spittythekitty

    This makes us a little leaky. We will purr for Patches, and hope that he gotted a new home. The Human has gotten a couple of kitties this way (they were strays) and they found good homes with her, so we’ll hope that’s what happened to this sweet kitty. XOXOXO

  8. Poor Patches, we purr you are safe, warm and loved. To the ones missing Patches we feel much sympathy. We would never wish this on anyone and we don’t know the circumstances behind Patches disappearance so we assign no blame. Even though our HuMom has worked with Hitch to curb his door dashing, the fear that one of us might find ourselves in the world without walls sticks fear in her heart. Sweet Patches is chipped so maybe, some day, he’ll find his way home.
    Hopeful Purring for all lost furbabies,
    Mistletoe & Hitch

  9. So sad…

    Just wanted to let you know that we’ve given you an award.

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