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My Dead Cat Came Home...WTF!?  
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3778 times:

A few weeks ago, I posted this thread about my cat being killed by a coyote, and us finding her remains in the woods behind our house.

Turns out they weren't her remains. Despite the fact that her collar and tag were nearby, and the remains were the same colour fur.

How do I know this?

She came home last night! My wife and I had been out to dinner, and we got home at about 9pm. I had some stuff in the car I needed to unload, so while I had my head buried in the back, I heard a loud and pitiful meow. I recognized it instantly, so did my wife. We looked at each other as if to say "that's impossible, it can't be!", and then we saw two little green eyes appear under the garden gate followed by a very skinny and weak Casio!

Of course, we're over the moon. After the sadness and grieving of losing our favourite cat, she comes home 3 weeks later without a scratch on her. It's completely amazing. We took her to the animal hospital this morning to have her checked out, and she's fine. We think she was locked in somewhere with no way out and nobody to hear her cry. Wherever it was, there was water, because she's not dehydrated. She probably ate some bugs, but she's very skinny and weak. She eats a little every hour or so, and the doctor said it will be a few weeks before she's up to scratch again.

It's funny, I said to my wife about a week ago how great it would be if after all this time she just came home. Of course, I put it all down to wishful thinking and we never discussed it again. In this case, our wish came true.

Anyway, so many of you offered kind words of support, so I thought you'd like to know the happy ending to this story.

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User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

That's great news! Always sad losing a pet, it's great that this time your cat wasn't lost, just temporarily relocated.

User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1982 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Hey i dont bielive i replied to your first thread cause, well i did not have an account back then but we have had cats for many years, and i konw how hard it is to loose one tragically, that aside, i am really happy for you guys that Casio came home, enjoy your time with her.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Well, she's down to 8 now!

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Great news man, hope the kitty gets well soon  Smile


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3718 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
the happy ending

But why did Casio leave her collar and tag near the remains? Perhaps she was planning to send you a ransom note demanding cash, but for some reason you never got the note and she eventually gave up? There's more to this than Casio is telling you. It's a catspiracy.  Smile


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Great news! Very few happy endings like this outside of Hollywood, and its wonderful you got to experience it.

Quoting Bobster2 (Reply 5):
There's more to this than Casio is telling you. It's a catspiracy.

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Quoting Queso (Reply 3):
Well, she's down to 8 now!

I was about to say that!

Great news to hear! Big grin


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9298 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Time to start a "post-a-picture-of-your-once-presumed-dead-animal-thread"


Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Great news! Owning an indoor/outdoor cat myself I get worried when he doesn't come back right away. Great ending to your story.

I hearby hijack this thread into posting a pic of your cat! Cats only!

Here lies Beetlejuice.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-12/905683/beetle.JPG


User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Congratulations! That is great news.

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 9):

I have the same here, but the dog protects her, and she knows it. And lately she has been nothing but a love. And a mouse catcher.  biggrin  Posted a thread as to how the wife reacted when she found it.


User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Reminds me of a cartoon I loved when I was a kid, "The Cat Came Back."



Man - I wish my wife's cat would take off. The freakin' hair ball is a waist of flesh.

-UH60


User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 11):
Reminds me of a cartoon I loved when I was a kid, "The Cat Came Back."

I remember the song from when I was much younger, but never knew it was a cartoon. Very funny...

Kris



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Thread starter):
our wish came true.

Merry Christmas  Wink


User currently offlineLucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Glad to hear it....I was never a cat lover but I am now....I have two..

User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Quoting NeilYYZ (Reply 1):
That's great news! Always sad losing a pet, it's great that this time your cat wasn't lost, just temporarily relocated.

 bouncy  bigthumbsup 

I love hearing great news especially cat related!

Not to sound preachy but, I hope Casio now becomes exclusively an indoor kitty!

We all have enough shit on our plate not to have to worry about our pets roaming the great wide open.



I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineJohnboy79 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

I hope you didn't burry the remains in an old indian graveyard. If so, you're in a world of trouble.  Wink

Anyway, It's great that you have little Casio back safe and sound. My old roomate had two cats, Peaches and Tequila. I live by myself now and I miss them sooooooo much. I'm not allowed to have pets at my new apartment.  Sad



Rock Chalk Jayhawk
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Thanks everyone.

Yeah, it had us confused. We were 100% certain the remains we found were Casio. They were recent remains, and what with her collar and tag nearby, it wasn't hard to put the two together. The collar is a quick release kind, so if it gets snagged on something, the catch releases and the cat doesn't choke. So I guess Cassie must have got herself in to some kind of mischief that caused her collar to release, and then she bolted and hid out somewhere, probably got locked in a shed or garage or something. Either way, it's SO good to have her home.

As for Casio becoming an exclusively indoor cat, there's no way. She's already going crazy about the fact that we're not letting her outside. So, she will go out with our other 3 cats, but my wife and I will become more diligent in watching where they go, and making sure them come in before we turn the lights out.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9523 posts, RR: 42
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Unbelievable! Great news.  biggrin 

User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3312 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Brilliant! Glad to hear Casio lives on.

Just one question... did you bury the remains of ther other cat?



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Hmmm - are you sure it's the same cat as you had before ? Maybe it's involved in identity theft, and scragged your cat to take its place.

(X-Files music plays in the background)


User currently offlineLearpilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 814 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3715 times:

Maybe she ate the other cat after getting her collar knocked off and then killing the other one... http://audiofiles1.jerryseinfeld.nl/JPeterman_cat_fight2.wav

[Edited 2006-11-16 19:15:08]


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3715 times:

Good to here your cat came home. My mum's cat Tiggr went missing once for 3 months and we presumed him dead, and then one day, he just appeared in the bag yard. I'm sure you're over the moon about Casio being alive.

JG



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User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

Ever see the film Pet Cemetary? I'm sorry, but put it down or you'll die.....  Wink


What Goes Up Must Come Down, Hopefully In One Piece!
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

I agree with identity theft as the best guess. Casio must have figured the other cat had credit cards or a rich owner. She killed the other cat, took its ID, and left hers at the scene of the crime. Casio has too much street smarts to be an indoor cat. Let her out and just be greatful she doesn't kill you too. You can eventually write a book, similar to what OJ did: "How my cat could have done it".

 Smile


25 DL021 : DUde....that's terrific! Unless there's a pet sematary near your home....then you need to watch out....
26 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : That's crazy and freaking cool. Congrats on getting Casio back All the best to you guys!!!!! Dave
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