I’ve just been ordering a tag to attach to Not Cat’s collar which is looking increasingly like a charm bracelet.
This one will state that he has been chipped, give my mobile number, and request that anyone who finds him calls me.
The last two mornings have been a race to get to work on time as Not Cat has been AWOL. I replaced the Loc8tor batteries tonight, as one was dead, so that hasn’t been any help. My heart has been in my mouth, fearing he has been lifted for his pretty looks and gentle ways. Neighbours have checked their gardens, and I had to knock on doors and send several emails when he did turn up.
My guess is he’s found his way inside someone’s house, because his paws are warmer than I’d expect when he does reappear. Whether that person knows he’s there or not is a moot point.
Funny isn’t it. I’d happily leave Cat, who didn’t wear so much as a collar, though he was microchipped, outside all day when I went to work, but not Not Cat. I’d been thinking maybe next year, when he’s a bit more grown up, he might manage that. But I fear my Ginger Ninja has other plans and is going to force the issue before 2011 is out.
I just hope he’s up to the challenge.
He’s outside now, having miaowed up a storm earlier. I think I’ll go and look for him.