September 17, 2006

As some have already heard, Bella is missing. She slipped outside the evening of September 10th, and I haven't heard so much as a jingle since. I put up posters in a several block radius around my new apartment, as well as around the cottage and the route inbetween. Someone called last night to report a similar cat, but sadly it was not Bella. I know that it can sometimes be weeks or months before a lost cat comes home. But it's hard not to think that she's just gone. On the bright side, I haven't seen her on any of the busy streets surrounding my apartment. More as the story develops.

Posted on September 17, 2006 12:16 PM

I really really really hope she comes home. Despite all past injuries inflicted by her (I originally typed "injustices", which in some cases is also true), I love Bella and miss her dearly.

Posted by: Dianna on September 17, 2006 09:46 PM

oh no, I'm so sorry. that is horrible.

maybe she's just having an awfully big adventure with an anthropomorphic dog friend. I will keep a good thought.

Posted by: didofoot on September 18, 2006 09:05 AM

Dianna told me, and I'm so sorry. I hope she shows up soon at the cottage irately demanding to be let in, or gives it up and slinks back home quickly.

Have you tried the animal shelter, just in case someone brought her in?

Posted by: katie on September 18, 2006 03:12 PM

Thanks for the support, everyone. I've been to the various shelters/societies in Berkeley, and I'm planning on getting a car to travel to Oakland Animal Services as soon as possible. She's obsessively tagged/documented, so I just hope that they actually scan her (like through the grocery checkout) before doing anything else.

Posted by: Jacob on September 18, 2006 03:45 PM

At least you had good timing in getting her microchip information updated. If she'd gone missing before that, people would have been trying to return her to you in Tacoma.

Posted by: Dianna on September 18, 2006 04:33 PM