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Lost & Found General / Re: Oliver missing - nearly 2 weeks now
« Last post by Sootyca on May 27, 2018, 15:07:02 PM »
Some black cats do look like they have a red tinge to their fur so I wouldn't discount that one!  It's a pity there aren't repeated sightings - that way you may be able to borrow a trap and hope he can be caught.  If he does seem to be travelling towards the winery buildings (if they have them) could you call there?

May be worth leafletting the village again - or calling at the multi-cat household to see if he has been seen.
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Lost & Found General / Re: Oliver missing - nearly 2 weeks now
« Last post by Lesley Frankie on May 27, 2018, 14:57:00 PM »
From our home to the first village location is about 750m. From there it is a further 1km to the last potential sighting. If he came home from there it would be almost 2km. All distances are 'as the crow flies'.

I am just very concerned that he seems to be moving away from home. Of course, I really don't know if either sightings was Ollie but i am choosing to feel optimistic that he is still alive and isn't trapped.

At least it's summertime and he's a good hunter.
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Lost & Found General / Re: Oliver missing - nearly 2 weeks now
« Last post by jezebel on May 27, 2018, 14:05:54 PM »
Plenty of missing cats have turned up many miles from their homes, so this could be very positive.

Are the two locations where people think they saw him close to each other?

Don't give up hope.  :hug:
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Lost & Found General / Re: Oliver missing - nearly 2 weeks now
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on May 27, 2018, 14:02:07 PM »
At least it sounds positive, as you say, not many people in rural France bother to collar their cats, everything crossed that you find him. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Health & Behaviour General / Re: Pooing on the carpet
« Last post by Judecat (Paula) on May 27, 2018, 13:59:33 PM »
That is such good news. :hug: :hug: :hug:
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Lost & Found General / Re: Oliver missing - nearly 2 weeks now
« Last post by Lesley Frankie on May 27, 2018, 12:16:42 PM »
Hello, thank you for all of your messages of support. There has been a couple of developments this week which I would like your thoughts on. A man called on Tuesday to tell us that he thinks he may have seen Ollie 2-3 days earlier while out walking his dog, so that would have been last weekend.  However, when he took us to the area it far out of the village in an area of dense vegetation ( we are in very rural France) in completely the opposite direction from us. There are no homes but there are wineries here and there but still some way away. He was incredibly vague about what he had actually seen - thought that maybe the cat was not actually black but had some red in the fur. he thought it was female as it was small ( Ollie is quite chunky although he will have lost weight) and he did not notice any white patches / paws / whiskers. The only thing he was sure of was the red collar.  We spent time wandering about but needless to say it was futile. Frankly, by the time he had finished apologising for wasting our time I could have happily throttled him as he kept backtracking on what he saw. However, to see a cat wearing a collar in that area is odd given it must be a pet cat but there are no homes.  If I had seen such a cat i would probably be tempted to take it to a vet to be checked for a chip but that's just me. This man is a dog lover whose dog is very aggressive towards cats.We have just now come back from the area where I spent 2 hours wandering about with some smelly food. It would need a small army of people kitted out for some serious rambling to put a dent in searching the area it is so big. We will return tomorrow to speak to the people in the wineries.

Yesterday I got a call from a lady in the village who said she saw Ollie - 2 weeks ago!  She had only now seen a poster. I went down immediately and she showed me where she saw him - on a wall overlooking a garden of a home with multiple cats.  She has not seen him since. the reason he registered with her was - the red collar- because she said it is unusual to see a cat wearing a collar.  We went back into the village later in the evening but did not see Ollie.

I just don't know what to believe now. Assuming that at least one of the 2 sightings is him I would like to feel glad that he is alive and is not trapped  but the last sighting puts him miles away in an impossible location for us to track him down. And, he is going in completely the wrong direction.

I know that no-one can tell me what to think but , I needed to speak to people who can understand the situation.
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Health & Behaviour General / Re: Pooing on the carpet
« Last post by Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 27, 2018, 05:09:41 AM »
That's fantastic progress.  No jinxing.  If accidents recur, just repeat what you've been doing.  You must be so pleased.   ;D
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Rainbow Bridge - In Loving Memory / Re: Willow
« Last post by Sue P (Paddysmum) on May 27, 2018, 05:06:00 AM »
Andrew, my heart goes out to your sister.  Bye bye beautiful Willow, run free and be happy xxx
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Rainbow Bridge - In Loving Memory / Re: Willow
« Last post by souffle on May 26, 2018, 21:52:28 PM »
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. That is a wonderful age. She must have had a great life.
Play well at the bridge Willow x
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Health & Behaviour General / Re: Pooing on the carpet
« Last post by jetcleo on May 26, 2018, 21:46:23 PM »
Just wanted to give you a  bit of an update as you were so helpful with advice.

In just under 2 weeks we've only had one accident on the carpet. I used the carpet cleaner to get rid of the scent and have spent along time on the floor putting her back in the litter tray when she's eaten (2 trays for her now).  She is using the trays more now but as the weather's been so nice she's been out most the day and going outdoors rather than waiting until she comes back in to go poo in the house.

She's also started spending a lot of time with my 8 year old daughter, sleeps on her bed while she's reading, etc.  It's like she's finally trusting us and settling and everything else is falling into place.  Hope I've not just jinxed us
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