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Oliver Has Disappeared

Oliver –

2 kitties

Oliver & Frankie Cuddling

that’s him, cuddling with Frankie – seems to have disappeared. we haven’t seen him around since Monday, and that’s really unusual as he always showed up for breakfast and supper, and usually also when Sally was/is outside. He showed up running around her legs so regularly that we used to call him her sidekick.

sally & oliver

Sally & Oliver Side by Side

Here, the two of them are side by side on Sally’s pillow in the living-room.

And now that we haven’t seen him for two days, we’re really worried. It so frequently happens that cats disappear around here, what with all our wild animals around, such as coyotes, (poisonous) snakes and javalinas, not to mention the occasional owl, or, sometimes even, a mountain lion.

Oliver, sadly, is only one in too a long row of animals that gave disappeared from here without a trace. Others are:

Mr. Chips

Mr. Chips

CC

Cinnamon Charlie aka CC

El Camote

El Camote

Geebo

Geebo

Max

Max

Thomas

Thomas

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

Trampy

Trampy

Boodle

Boodle

And then there is, last but not least, my most faithful friend, old Buster:

Buster

Buster

Rest assured, all of you, whichever happy realms you are roaming now: we will never forget you!

13 responses to “Oliver Has Disappeared

  1. If I lived in a rural area like you do, I would never ever have an outdoor cat. They can survive only so long against the coyotes, foxes, eagles, and ospreys.

    • Hi Russel,
      Thanks for “camping out” in my blog.
      As to outdoor cats: unfortunately we can’t do much about that. All of our cats want to be outside some of the time and we simply can’t keep them in the house all the time. Oliver was one of those who usually lived outside and only rarely came into the house. And then there’s Zasa Zsa, who used to be a house cat, but then completely changed her habits and now nearly never comes into the house. And if so, for a few minutes only. And Pepper: we have not even been able to touch him and to get closer than 3 or 4 feet to him, in spite if the fact that he’s been living here for more than 2 years now.
      Well, we can only hope that the kitties will be careful and lucky.
      Take care, and have a good one,
      Pit

  2. Oh no :,-( This is so sad, I am so sorry.
    I see in your comments that you have given up hope. I has a sad. All these furry friends disappearing, this is all too sad.
    Sending you purrs

    • Hi Texas,
      Thanks ever so much for your compassion! Well, it certainly IS sad, to lose all these animal companions, but out here in the countryside it can’t be helped – unfortunately.
      Take care, and have a nice and relaxing weekend,
      Pit

  3. Das ist wirklich sehr traurig😦 Vielleicht kommt er ja doch noch zurück…

    Ganz liebe Grüße, Frauke

    • Hallo Frauke,
      ja, es ist schon traurig. Und die Liste der Tiere, die hier einfach so weggeblieben sind, ist wirklich zu lang. Aber dafür machen uns die anderen sehr viel Freude. Es ist hier auf dem Lande eben immer ein zweischneidiges Schwert, Streuner aufzunehmen, weil mann immer damit rechnen muss, dass sie entweder von Wildtieren getötet oder auf dem Highway überfahren werden.
      Liebe Grüße nach deutschland,
      Pit

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that Oliver has disappeared. That is truly heartbreaking. We will all keep our fingers and paws crossed that nothing terrible has happened and that he returns safely. He looks like such a beautiful cat. We are thinking of you.

    • Thanks for your sympathy. As to his returning: I’m afraid that we have given up hope. But that’s animal life here halfway in the boonies – well, actually the southern Texas countryside just outside Karnes City’s city limits.
      Best regards,
      Pit

  5. I’m totally sad to read what has happened. heartbreaking news. I’ll cross my fingers for Oliver, hopefully he’ll turn up during the day.
    All the best,
    love Dina

    • Hi Dina,
      Thank yoiu so much for your sympathy and for keeping your fingers crossed. As to his returning: I’m afraid that we have given up hope. But that’s animal life here halfway in the boonies – well, actually the southern Texas countryside just outside Karnes City’s city limits. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed for the other animals: that they will be safe.
      Best regards from southern Texas,
      Pit

  6. Antwort: Das ist leider so— schade.
    Habe als Test ein eigenes Video. Ich Probiere das. Wolfgang

  7. Schöne Tiere. Ja das macht schon Spaß. Wir haben selber welche, + das Grundstück dazu.
    LG. Wolfgang

    • Hallo Wolfgang,
      ja, stimmt schon, unsere Haustiere machen uns viel Freude. Aber wenn sie dann, wie jetzt Oliver, einfach wegbleiben und man vermuten muss, dass sie einem Wildtier zum Opfer gefallen sind, oder, noch schlimmer, wenn man sie totgefahren auf der Straße vor dem Grundstück findet, dann ist das doch mehr als traurig. 😦
      Liebe Grüße aus dem südlichen Texas,
      Pit

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