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Sushi Story (my kitty)
OK Quick Story so I can get back to kitty :)

She slipped out of my apartment while I opened the front door without me noticing. She has often been curious but never got further than the door except for when I was in DC and then it was in a closed off hall - the only exit being a closed stairwell and an elevator, unlike this building where the hall is the stairway that leads outside.

After flyers within 1 mile on street lamp posts etc, at vets within a mile, the CACC, I was down to my last option of calling a trapper - not as harsh as it sounds, there's food and a cage of sorts, doesn't hurt the kitty, just traps them. My guess was that she had been taken in because she is pretty, sweet, house trained, and a siamese.

The guys renovating out building told the maintenance guy that they thoiught they saw a cat. He then called me because he actually saw her and thought it was my cat, but couldn't remember the picture since it had been taken down recently since renovations had started. His original question threw me off. He asked if she had red eyes. I was thinking " no cat has red eyes, I think only bunny rabbits do". Probably more animals do - but I explained to him if it was a cat that it was probably because of light reflecting in her eyes.

Note: This is in the basement, which is locked most of the time, and the door, even when unlocked, is shut. It is attached to the building only by the fact that it is below the rest of the building. In order to get into the basement you need to go out and then back in.

As time went on that day I didn't want to get my hopes up just in case it was actually red eyes. I showed him the picture and he was sure it was her. We went downstairs and looked but saw nothing. I even brought tuna fish. Lucky for us I left it there and lucky that he came back to check one more time before he left and happened to see some of the tuna in one of the 3 mini bowls looked like it had been licked up.

He buzzzed my apartment and the next hour and a half (or maybe it wasn't that long or maybe it was longer) was recue kitty time. She kept running. The guess Mr. maintenance man made was that the left over lunch he would throw out was what she would eat.

This was friday and about 30 minutes after I had her she was at the vet for what turned out to be a weekend stay to be rehydrated - or at least on the way to being rehydrated. Her blood work came back alright too. Her liver enzymes (or something like that) were high, but just below the point where she would need ongoing medication. She is one lucky kitty and hopefully will be back to normal very soon.

Until then I must go into "her" room (- until she's strong enough to play and - until she can eat normal food so they don't eat her food she has her own room) and sit with her while I read more for homework. She meows anytime we are not in there, poor thing.

I hope everyone is well and eventually will be back.

Again, thank you everyone for so much concern and care it really really meant and means a lot.


me :)
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picoland From: picoland Date: October 9th, 2003 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
So glad you got your kitty back.
From: chrissyb0626 Date: October 9th, 2003 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you found her! Take care of her and yourself!
_anguisette_ From: _anguisette_ Date: October 12th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so very glad your kitty has returned home! Poor little thing must have been horribly frightened!
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