Saturday, May 30, 2009

MISSING

Dylan


My precious Dylan is missing since yesterday morning around 9 a.m. We were taking him to the vet on his collar and leash when he kicked free and ran. I'm so worried because he'll be trailing the leash and it could get caught or tangled on something. He was really in a panic, too.

I feel like this is my fault and I should have used a carrier, but we are used to taking all of our kitties out on their leashes and haven't had a problem before. Dylan hates the carrier, too, and when he's on the leash I can hold him and try to calm him. Hindsight is useless at this point.

I tried to sleep on the couch and listen for him at the back patio door. I kept thinking I heard scratching noises, but there was nothing there, and he wasn't there this morning either -- and it's been raining off and on since yesterday and most of the night. I just feel sick about it.

Anyway, we could use your positive thoughts and prayers for his safe return. I'm going to put in a Missing Pet Report with our Humane Society, and Dylan has a microchip for identification. I know he would have come home on his own if he could.

I'm still hopeful I'll be able to update this post with a positive report. In the meantime, though, it's hard to carry on as usual.

26 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no! We are purring very hard for Dylan to be safe and come home quickly. Maybe someone saw him trailing his leash so knew he obviously wasn't a stray and took him to a shelter. We hope you can come back very soon with a good update.

las794 said...

Purr purrrr purrrrrrrring for Dylan's safe return....

Furkidsmom said...

We purring and purraying for Dylans fast and safe return.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Milo and Alfie, and our Mom said...

Oh no! We are so very sorry and sad but we are convinced Dylan will get back home safely. The good thing about the leash is someone will realise he is very loved and has escaped so they will micro-chip check him. The delay may be 'cos they couldn't get to a vet to do that.
Sending you ALL our purrs and prayers. Stay strong for him - he will be OK, we just know it.

Milo and Alfie and their Mom.
Please keep us informed - we know how worried you must feel. (((((HUGS)))))) xxxx

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers for Dylan to reurn home safely! Mom always asks St Anthony to help find lost people, things and pets so tell everyone to ask him to help find Dylan!

The Monkeys said...

We're definitely purring for Dylan to return home safe and sound! I can imagine how difficult this must be for you and I'm sending positive thoughts to you!

Fin said...

Biggest purrs for Dylan to come right home!! Big Mom hugs too!

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh we're sending out our best purrs and purrayers and positive thoughts for Dylan to find his way back to you again.

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Oh noooo! We are purring and purraying that Dylan will make his way home to you safe and sound, and very, very soon ...
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Tiger Lily said...

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags that Dylan will come home very soon. We know how hard this is for you!

Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Milo and Alfie said...

Just checking in again to see if there's any news on Dylan. We're sending positive thoughts and purrs for him to come home to you.

Anonymous said...

Oh Wendy, I do know that feeling!! We are sending lots of purrs for Dylan, and lots of hugs for you. Stay strong-- Love,Hisses and {{{Hugs}}} from

Meepsie, Smokey and Mumma Jan

Caitty said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dylan. I check in on your kitties every day. My Rusty has run away twice, each time for 5 LONG days. They are amazing animals and Dylan will find his way home. Keep us posted. Lots of purrs coming your way from California.
Caitty and Rusty

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Purrrrs and positive thoughts for Dylan to come home and/or be found quickly!!!!! We will keep checking back!! ((((((((HUGS))))))))) Dylan Come Home Please!!!!
Your FL furiends,

Rusty said...

Many purrs and positive thoughts that Dylan will get home safely. At least if someone finds him, they'll know he belongs to someone because he had a leash on. I once went missing for a week, I never told Mom where I was, but I did find my way back home. Us cats are smart like that, we know where we belong and where life is good for us.

Anita said...

We hope with all our heart Dylan turns out soon. A tip for cats get used to the carrier is to make it always opened for they could enter, sleep... inside.

Purrrrrs and good luck.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope Dylan will soon be home safe and sound.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are purring very hard that Dylan comes home! HERE ARE SOME WEBSITES THAT HAVE GREAT INFORMATION TO HELP:

http://sonic.net/~pauline/psych.html

http://www.missingpetpartnership.org/recovery-lostcat.php

http://www.petrescue.com/library/find-pet.htm

http://www.catsinthebag.org/

Cory said...

Oh no! We will purr really hard for his safe return. Hopfully he's just laying low close by in a hidey place.

Zoolatry said...

Oh Wendy, I am so so sad to read this... we will be praying for Dylan to return soon, or be found. And prayers for you, too.
Ann, Maggy & Zoey

Parker said...

All of our purrs and prayers that he comes home soon!
We are so sorry and know you must be so worried!
(((HUGS)))

Peggy'sPlace said...

Oh so sorry for you. Sending purrs good thoughts your way. How far from home were you when he escaped? Were you able to check around the houses in the direction he went? Oh we hope so much he'll be home soon.

Junior and Orion said...

Try putting his favorite bed on the porch. Or if you have a vacuum with a bag, put some of the stuff out of the bag on the porch. Both of these will have your smells on them and help him find his way home.

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh noes!!! We are purraying every second of the day that he gets home quick!

Dylan, gets your butt home NOW!

(((HUGS)))

Angel and Kirby said...

WWE are purring and praying for you and Dylan!

Reese =^..^= said...

Any news? Purring and purring.