Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lincoln Not Found - - Yet!

Just jotting a few words right now.  I haven't found Lincoln; I went back to all the shelters yesterday and filled out forms; so I think I'll stay one more night, just in case.  I've resigned myself to the fact that he's either entertaining them in cat heaven or his entertaining a new owner.

It's really cold here and also in the Oklahoma City area, where I've been planning to go next.  So, today I'm going to do some more thinking about possibly changing itinerary to get someplace just a little warmer.  I've disconnected my water the last two nights and it's a drag.  Yesterday the icicles didn't all melt off of Floribunda all day long.

 Not too impressive for you northerners but a little cold for us

Check that icy wind!



More later!

13 comments:

  1. Mary-Pat, I'm so sorry Lincoln hasn't turned up. I once had a small poodle - one of the best dogs I've ever had. She was in the garage, with a door leading out into the back yard. We left for a few hours, and it was storming. My neighbor heard the dog barking and opened the side gate to make sure she was okay and the dog ran out, and I never saw her again. I hoped - since she was a well groomed poodle with a great personality, someone found her and just decided to keep her. If that was the case, I figured she was wanted and still being loved and cared for. That was years ago, but I still think of her once in a while. Like you said, she was where she was meant to be, and I needed to move on. Still, it's not easy in the beginning. I'll keep hoping Lincoln comes home before you leave, and if not, he must be with someone who loves him as much as you do.

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    1. I decided to move on yesterday, with the proviso that I'd probably go back if somebody found him alive and well. I feel I did all the right things and it was time to move on. I'l blog about it later. Thanks for your comforting words.

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  2. sorry for this happening, sis. hope he turns up

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  3. Calling the cat from next to the bus is not good enough, especially with a leash that could caught easily by the axle. I know at your age it might not be easy for you to slide under the bus with a flash light. I hope you could find some help to do it for you.

    Btw, even at 30 degree, cat could survive easily under a warm bus. So do not give up yet.

    Tom
    San Jose ca

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    1. Hi Tom:
      Yes, I did that several times. when I readied to leave yesterday afternoon I even turned the motor on for several minutes and crawled under; then I moved it a few inches and looked again. No Lincoln. I have to hope he's found a new warm home. The shelters and the RV park owners have my info and have told me they'd contact me if he shows up in one of their locations.

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  4. I just keep wanting to say "What were you thinking" but I guess you weren't.
    Not criticizing you. I've been kinda there.
    I just hope Lic was not dinner for a yote or something.

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    1. Yeah, hindsight. I'd had him for a year; he's very outside smart in terms of finding his way home, staying out of the street, etc. I have mixed emotions about how to keep cats as pets. I've done it both ways - keep them entirely inside, or let them go out. Many years ago I lived on a ranch and had 14 cats, some of whom wanted to be treated as a house cat, some not. Yes, their life-span appears to be shorter when they're outside, especially in the country; but, I think, in some ways, it's quality not quantity that matters. I am so appreciative of all the comments followers have made - it's helping me through this sad time.

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  5. I forgot to say you also need to check under your neighbor buses too. Especially all the class A which have deep pocket underneath. I hope they had not move away yet.

    Tom
    San Jose ca

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    1. Did that too and left messages for folks to check from time to time as I'd lost my cat.

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  6. I can't help but hold out so much hope for him, especially that he didn't suffer. But for other RVing cat owners weighing this issue, it seems worth pointing out that if it had been the right thing to do, it wouldn't have ended this way for this still-young cat. Best wishes, Mary-Pat.

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