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« Reply #75 on: March 15, 2012, 08:18:29 PM »

Oh no!   Cry  I can just imagine how you must feel, catmom.  Maybe she will stick around your house. Obviously, it is night-time right now, but I hope you can look around in the morning and see if she is nearby.  As suggested, put out some food and see if she comes to eat.  I will be praying that you can get her back.  Have you looked in your little shelter to see if she went in there to sleep?
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« Reply #76 on: March 15, 2012, 10:29:33 PM »

Oh, I can just imagine how sick you must feel.   Embarrassed   (Actually, I know first-hand how you feel since Sunday got out while under my care.)

She had plenty of time smelling you and your home to know that's where to stick close to.

Do you have her litterbox/used litter?  I've read it's good to put that out near your door or side of the house.
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« Reply #77 on: March 16, 2012, 03:27:54 AM »

I found the screen out and empty room when I went in to feed her wet food late last night. When I went outdoors to look for her, I saw her sitting across the street watching me. Then she took off. Tough night here without much sleep.

Lucy's past week has been pretty traumatic so I doubt that she will put herself in a position to be trapped again. I will, of course, continue to feed and shelter her (and the other feral) but my hopes for catching and socializing her again are small. It's really up to her, but when I think about the progress we made in a week, I so wished she wasn't out there on her own again.

Please keep my Lucy (and all the other ferals and strays) in your prayers. Life is not easy for them. I am just sad beyond belief.

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« Reply #78 on: March 16, 2012, 03:51:39 AM »

Oh no!  I'm so sorry you lost her this way   Cry  I will keep her in my prayers and heart.
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« Reply #79 on: March 16, 2012, 04:56:07 AM »

As long as you don't try to trap her, I think she will stay nearby . Even the small contact of using the shelter & getting fed will help get her more used to you & you might eventually be able to catch her again. I know how bad you feel right now, but you did your best for her & she is healthier now & has been been spayed . That alone will increase her chances.
My Bil's ferals & friends ferals have all gotten to the point where they will enter the house if the door stays open. They freak out if you close it & they feel trapped, but they do come in & let them touch them sometimes.
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« Reply #80 on: March 16, 2012, 05:08:44 AM »

Oh, catmom5, I am so, so sorry that this happened.   Cry  I hope she will stay around so that you can watch over her and keep her fed.  But as others have said, she is at least spayed now, and will be healthier without having litter after litter.  And it will be that many fewer babies born into such a hard life.

You did a very good job.  But Lucy apparently had other ideas about what her life was to be, poor thing.  I think she loved and trusted you as much as she was able to love and trust anyone, though.
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« Reply #81 on: March 16, 2012, 05:29:47 AM »

Thinking about you and sending more good wishes ...

My friend's newly adopted cat ran out of the house and this cat was known to be very difficult to trick to get in a trap.  My friend (after days of fretful searching she found the cat under a neighbor's porch) eventually ended up shaking the treat can and very slowly walked backwards and then into her house as the cat came forward.

Big hugs to you and fingers crossed.
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« Reply #82 on: March 16, 2012, 06:30:23 AM »

I am sorry about Lucy getting out...sending prayers that she will stay close to the house and you can catch her again.
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« Reply #83 on: March 16, 2012, 09:04:11 AM »

As distressing as her escape is, I think the timing is pretty good! 

Her spay is healing nicely, she's had a few days to recover and eat well, and the weather is much better than it was.  She doesn't have to deal with the stress of pregnancy/kittens and she now knows of a place where the food is good and there is shelter. 

And she may surprise you yet...
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« Reply #84 on: March 16, 2012, 01:46:39 PM »

I agree with mikken, she may surprise you yet.  I sort of think she might miss the loving she got from you.  Even though its something she wasnt used to, my guess is she liked it enough to maybe show up again at some point.  Im so sorry though that she got out, and I know how beside yourself worried you must be, because you care so much.  Hang in there catmom, I think the story isnt finished yet.  {{{hugs}}}}
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« Reply #85 on: March 16, 2012, 06:40:43 PM »

I got distracted earlier and I was really tired, so I neglected to say how sorry I am to hear that Lucy has gotten out. I think the same as others though, that she has gotten used to being around your house and may stay close, becoming even more accustomed to you. It may take awhile but I think one way or another she may become friendlier and you will be able to coax her inside again. Many {{{Hugs}}}

I have also used treat food to draw shy kitties closer to the door and get them into the house.
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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2012, 06:11:37 PM »

Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that Lucy escaped, catmom!  I hope she does stay around so you can keep tabs on her.  It sounds like she is just determined to be a wild kitty. 
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« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2012, 06:57:10 PM »

Oh, CM. That just sucks. Keep putting food out and if you see her, stay within eyeshot so she can see you. If there was something you did for her or gave her that she really liked, maybe have that on hand. As crappy as that is, having her out there with more kittens is much worse. Sometimes they come back to you because they're on the fence about you. They just didn't like the confinement. She may be just fine to be around you after a spell, but its the kennels and rooms and indoors they can't cope with in the short term. Even the little guy I picked up who is just over a year old, is having a tough time not being outside and he's as friendly as they come.
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« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2012, 08:31:51 PM »

catmom, you doing OK?  I just wanted to check in and see how you are.  Anymore sightings of Lucy?  {{{{hugs}}}}
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« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2012, 09:38:48 PM »

catmom,
I'm still praying that Lucy will come back and you can get her back inside.  {{hugs}}
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