Sunday, January 06, 2008

Brodie is Lost...

I am terrible upset. Brodie has been lost for more than 24 hours now.

When the weather is nice he likes to lay in the sun on our balcony, and sometimes he'll even go down the stairs and lay on the concrete sidewalk in the sun. It's been cold for Florida so he hasn't been out in almost a week. Yesterday he was just begging to be let out, so after Gary left to go to town I let him out. I watched him go down the stairs and get comfy on the sidewalk. I always watch him a few minutes to make sure that everything is ok and that he doesn't get on the neighbor's bird feeders. He is never gone more than 15 to 30 minutes. When Gary got back he had been out just about 35 or 45 minutes and I was about to look for him, but I had to put away the things he picked up for me first. When we went out he was gone. I haven't seen him since 1:00 yesterday afternoon.

We have looked everywhere, I've asked all of our neighbors that I can get in touch with. I'm just terrified that something has happened to him. Brodie is very lovable but not always so smart. His internal GPS unit doesn't work quite right. One time he went down stairs and chased the neighbor's yorkie around a little while (they seem to like to play with each other), then went up a different neighbor's balcony and cried to be let in. I walked out and got his attention, but he couldn't seem to figure out that he was on the wrong balcony. I had to go and get him and bring him home.

I sure hope he comes home soon, and that he is ok. It was really hard to sleep last night. I kept getting up and going to the door to look for him and listen for his bell and tags. It was so quite without him sneaking around at night. Below are a couple of pictures of him playing with his Christmas present.

6 comments:

Dani said...

Update:

A lady three doors down saw him last night. She called his name and he stopped, and started to come toward her. When all of a sudden, he spooked and ran for the woods.

Hopefully he's still alive and will turn up soon. We set a trap for him tonight.

Kelly Spezzano said...

Poor Brodie!! Poor Dani!! I told Gary I was just hoping that when I walked up your stairs this afternoon, that he was going to be waiting at the door for you... but sadly he wasn't!

I hope that he's ok and he comes home soon!

Dani said...

Brodie Watch 2008:

(That's what Gary is now calling this, like he's a huricane or something.)

Last night we didn't catch Brodie in the trap. Instead we caught the supposedly uncatchable, 9 yr old moma ferrel cat who is pregnant again. Right now she is hanging out in the bathroom till I can get her to the shelter tomorrow to get checked out.

This morning, I went out looking for Brodie. I called and called, and was about to give up and go inside when I thought I would try meowing for him. After I did I heard a faint meow, and I knew it was his. We meow at each other sometimes. I kept doing it and he kept calling back, until I thought I knew where he was then I started in that direction into the swamp/jungle/woods behind the apartment. I went a little ways and started it again. This went on until I was pretty well into the woods and until he was getting closer, then I could see him. When he saw me he ran straight to me. I scooped him up and got him into the apartment just as quick as I could. He needs a bath in a bit, but we have been loving all over each other ever since. Oh and he got some tuna fish.

And they all lived happily ever after (or at least Brodie will till Gary gets home). The End.

~*Rachel*~ said...

Im so glad u found him!! YAY!

jsarber said...

That's good news. I suppose he was just out for a small adventure.

strem said...

What a relief. You'll have to give us an update on the Mom cat.