Amy in NH Posted July 9, 2008 Share Posted July 9, 2008 We bought this house at the end of June last year, and found out on the 4th of July that we had a cat. We named her Liberty because of the holiday - Libby for short. We don't know if she belonged to the previous owner (it was a foreclosure), or if someone dumped her on our property. It took a couple of months for us to develop a trust relationship, and since my oldest ds has an allergy to cats we kept her as a barn cat (she really lives in an open-access entryway near our door, not in the barn). We got her shots and had her fixed. She has stuck around pretty close to the house since the fall, came to the door every morning and evening to be fed, came to the back door slider to look in and get a short-cut to her living space, and liked to be patted (by everyone except the 2 year old who wants to pick her up and hug her all the time). She came out to greet us when we'd been out and about, and followed me as I was working around the yard. She has been a good watch cat - scaring off other strays and intruding raccoons. She has been a good mouser, and squirreller, and batter... The last time I saw her was last week on the 4th of July. I'm afraid she went out hunting and some coyotes got her, as I've been hearing them down in the neighbor's corn fields and over by the river (about 1/4-1/2 mile away). We live in a very rural area, so posting signs won't help. I think she's gone, but I don't want to give up hope. In the past year we have lived through the death of various found baby animals, pond fish, chickens, and even the guinea pigs we had for 3 years. None of them really affected me. But now that Libby is gone I'm feeling a great sense of loss. I keep looking for her and calling her, but she doesn't come. This is a new thing for me, and I'm not sure what to do next. Any words of wisdom? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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