October 11th 2012 12:19 am
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Anyfur know what today is? Think really hard.
Today is my annifursary. 1 yr. 'go today, I fin'ly maked it to Washington af'er I gots lost. I can hardly b'lieve is been a whole year a'ready. Jen still shudder when she think 'bout how close she comed to losin' me, her precious lil gurly. Jen look & look & look all ofur fur me but I's hidin'. You know Jen leafed lotsa shirts ou'side, so's I'd smell her scent & come out but I dinnit, cuz I wasn' lost ou'side. MOL
We's so grateful to alla our Catster furriends. So many purrs & purrayers, & LUFF & good thinks frum all ofur. I know is cuz a alla you 'at I gots back with my furmily.
Yesterday I was laying in bed and thoughts of "Ingen's Adventure" kept running through my head. I remembered it was around this time but I didn't remember the exact date. I read Ingen's diary and saw that she caught up with us 1 year ago today.
Reading those diaries and seeing everything that was done for us--I am still overwhelmed by everyone's care, concern & help.
It was a scary time for me. Moving was already a challenge & then Ingen disappeared. I called & notified everyone I could think of in that area (Police, animal control, the Dane County Humane society). Then I called Lisa, Lacey & Finney mom. She was my point of contact and got the "movement" in motion. Lisa was a God send, as were so many others: Laura, Newman mom; Cathy, Bella mom to name a few.
Somebody told me to leave an article of clothing outside (where I thought Ingen had escaped) and that my scent might lure her out. I practically depleted my suitcase leaving clothes out for her. My nephew & I looked for hours outside. My nephew is a big man--He lifted the mattresses & box springs, so I could look under the bed, then he dropped them none too gently--Ingen never made a sound. I moved the dresser and bed side table looking for her. I checked in the drawers, the bathroom under the sink--EVERYWHERE.
I was heart broken to have to leave but we couldn't stay any longer (My nephew only had a few days to help me move). Somehow, I just knew that it was going to be okay, that Ingen was okay. With all of the POTP, love & support of our Catster family, it all worked out.
And we are so so so glad that you are ok...the magick of people and the power of the paw, and all purring together...
we're so glad you're with your mom, Ingen, and your brofurs.
OMC! I remember that. We were so worried about you. My Mom cried, and purred and prayed that you would be found. And how how relieved we were to know that you were safe and going to be reunited with your Mom and your family.
That was one of the great success stories of Catster - how could we forget?! Happy Anniversary, Ingen dear!
Ok, we purred. As far as I know, my Mom has never purred. She has made some feeble imitations, but has never purred! MOL!
I agree, I think that was the greatest Catster miracle and success story ever! We love you guys so much and gosh I cried so hard when you told me she was lost. I refused to let hope go and I'm glad I never did. One of the happiest days of my life was when you called me and told me she was finally home! Can't believe it's been a year already! Love you guys!
So happy you are safe and sound!!
we are so happy for you that it all worked out! how scary is being lost--I shudder to think!!!
Happy anniversary of your return home, Ingen! We join everyone else in saying how happy we are that everything worked out.
We're so glad that you and your Mom were reunited!
Can not believe it was a year ago since your big adventure Ingen. Mummy cried with sadness when we found out that you was missing and felt so hopeless over in the uk, once your collection was up and running we donated and loved that in some small way we helped you get back to Jen. We felt honored that we were part of a group that could make a difference and cried buckets when we heard you had been found.
Please do not go on an adventure again Ingen xx
Ingen's return was a miracle--a CATSTER MIRACLE! Everyone's help played an important part in her homecoming. The angel kitties kept watch over her. The purrs & purrayers provided comfort. The posters, phone calls, the donations and most of all the LOVE were invaluable.
I will never be able to think of this episode, without a smile and a few happy tears.