1.27.2008

A Horrible Weekend





My Friday was wonderful. Found out I have a new job so Ryan and I went to Mary's to celebrate. We came home around 8:30 and I went to bed fairly early. Ryan and I both woke up a 1:00 a.m. and Ryan went to get a drink in the kitchen and found the front door wide open. Once in a awhile it doesn't latch shut. The only night I have not checked the locks. Little Kitty was gone. We got up and searched all night around the neighborhood with flashlights until 5:30 a.m. no luck. We slept an hour and then got back up when it was light and looked for several hours. Ryan put up fliers everywhere. We have had several people call but it wasn't our cat. Today we looked all day. For anyone who is a pet owner you know the heartache we are going through. Since we have no children, he was our child. He was the lovingest cat we have both ever seen. He loved us just as much as we loved him. I have cried for 48 hours it seems. My heart hurts. I know that there are much worse things that could happen. I know some of you might think "It's just a cat", but he was much more to us. He slept with me everynight. He greeted us as soon as we walked through the door. He was with us every part of the day. He would lay in the sink every morning and watch Ryan get ready for work. These little things that were so much apart of our day. I have placed a blow up bed next to our front windows so I can hear him if he comes home during the night. We aren't going to give up looking. Amongst all the other things I know we are all praying for, could you just remember him in your prayers? Just pray that God will bring Little Kitty back home. Thank you.

7 comments:

The Brooks Family said...

thinking of you guys and hoping and praying that little kitty will return home safely. my heart aches for you. we all have our babies, person or pet, and he was yours. love you.

mgntrower said...

Oh Melissa I'm so sorry. I am aching for you as well while reading your story. Pet's are JUST as much a part of the family, those of us that have them totally understand your pain! I pray that he will come home soon. Cat's are smart, surely he'll find his way back to his happy home!!!

Estel's said...

Just a note to say we are thinking of you! I agree - Pets are just as much a part of the family as a child! Hopefully when I am writing this - he is back home safe and sound!

Heidi

Jane said...

Oh Sweetie, I have cried almost as much as you have. I have just tried to remain strong in front of you. Little Kitty has affected all of our lives. He is definitely a free-spirit. I truly believe after he gets his fill of bachelor life he will come home. Please don't give up. My heart breaks for you and Ryan. By the way, Congrats on the new job. You make me a proud mom.

Mama Muhs said...

Just wanted to echo the thoughts of those before me...my heart breaks for you! I always say that my dog is my oldest child and I couldn't bear the thought of knowing he was out there somewhere and I couldn't find him. Little Kitty will be in our thoughts and prayers! I've known pets who've gone off for days before and somehow managed to find their way home. Little Kitty just may do the same! hang in there!

Brooke said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that. They can always seem to find their way home, I pray he comes home soon!

Matt & Jess said...

Not having any kids yet, I total think of and treat my dog as a child and I, So I know how you feel but just keep looking and hoping you will find him. You and you little kitty are in our thoughts and prayers!