This is Mitzie.
We adopted her Spring of last year when my 27 year old cat died. She was happy, loved; well cared for and treasured. She disappeared a year ago today. It was a fine day but a cold night and dark as it is now. She had lost her collar and it’s possible someone thought she was stray and has been feeding her or caring for her. It has been a particularly sad year of searching with very many tears as you may imagine. Please if you can, think what you were doing a year ago today. The girls next door were having turf laid for a new lawn. I wonder what you were doing. I was stuck in the hospital all day until my return at 9 at night and feel so terribly guilty. Mitzie only usually went a couple of houses up the lane if that and no further but perhaps this day was different for some reason and she became lost. Cats don’t always have great homing instincts but they are territorial. Perhaps she got into a fight with another cat? Perhaps something happened to disorientate her. Perhaps she is no longer with us.
Statistically it is likely she is still in the village although we search nationally. It is because of that we would like to ask again if any of you have any knowledge at all of her whereabouts.
She is a distinctive cat and is chipped and spayed. She has a centre black pad under a rear paw; she has a pink nose and white up between her eyes. She has a white bib and white paws. She’s a tiger tortie so a little unusual. She is chatty. She likes to sit by the sink and drink water from the tap. She has a lot of little quirks and we would love to have her back in our lives again.
A year is a very long time to be sad. Please be alert. She could be anywhere in the village – if she is in the village – or she could be in a stable or outbuilding or cellar. If you find a cat or have seen a cat that looks like Mitzie please take her to a vets to be scanned or call me to come and have a look. The heartache of this loss is truly awful.