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November 30th 2008 9:00 am
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I was on the back porch again yesterday morning some time around 8:40 a.m.

I saw my part time Mommy come to the door. As usual, I ran down the porch steps and headed toward the neighbor's house.

When I saw some times Mommy in her front yard, I meoooooooooowed for a long time. She asked me if I wanted something to eat, and I told her I did.

She went inside and came back with some food for me. While I was eating, she pet and talked to me.

I told her I had a good Thanksgiving at home and that I'm doing fine.

I hope all my friends had a good Thanksgiving too.

I also understand from my part time Mommy that she added Christmas pics to my page. Sometimes I wish I could come inside and see them. We have an agreement here, though. She won't let me inside as she believes I belong to somebody else in the neighborhood. She'll talk to me, pet me, and feed me whenever I stop by. She also said I'm welcome to come by anytime to say "hi".

Well that's about it from me. I doubt that I'll stop by on Sunday as it's supposed to rain all day long.

Purrs & Breeps to all.

Torbie Sue



November 23rd 2008 8:26 am
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Torbie Sue stopped by on the back porch looking for food around 9:30 a.m. today. I called her name through the door and she took off (she's always been like that when I come to the door).

I went to the front door, went outside and saw her sitting on the front sidewalk of the neighbor's yard. I said "hello, Torbie Sue, Pretty Girl" and she meowed her "hello" back to me. I told her to wait.

I got some food and went back outside to find her gone. I walked up the street and looked for her, to no avail.

I put the food down on the back porch in case she decided to drop by later.

Unfortunately, she didn't come by. Another moocher (a gray and white bi-color with a raccoon-like tail) was there gobbling up what was meant for Torbie Sue.

This was an odd day. It's still cold out and I guess she didn't feel like waiting for the food.

It was good seeing her though.

I'll update again.




November 20th 2008 7:06 pm
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It's been cold and windy all week.

Of course, Torbie Sue hasn't been around. I pray that she's warm and safe inside her home wherever that is.

I do miss her and look forward to her next visit when it warms up again.




November 20th 2008 7:06 pm
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It's been cold and windy all week.

Of course, Torbie Sue hasn't been around. I pray that she's warm and safe inside her home wherever that is.

I do miss her and look forward to her next visit when it warms up again.




November 15th 2008 5:56 pm
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Hi everycat! I stopped by this afternoon! Boy did I ever surprise my "Second Mommy".

I dropped by after the rain had stopped. It was a strange warm day where the sun dipped in and out of dark gray clouds. I found a bowl of dry cat food on the back porch. After I ate all the food, I wandered to the back portion of the lady's yard and sat in a pile of fallen leaves.

I heard a window above the porch open up and saw her peek out. She looked down to see the empty bowl and looked up and across the yard. She was shocked and overjoyed when she saw me. I could tell by her voice that she was so happy. She called me, "Torbie Sue" and then "Pretty Girl". She told me to stay there as she would be right down.

I waited for her.

In no time, she came out the back door. She grabbed the empty dish off the back porch and put a whole can of moist food into it and brought it to me.

I walked up to her slowly, meowing the whole time. I was a bit skittish at first and then I let her touch me. It was then I remembered her very well. She put the dish down for me, and I proceeded to eat the yummy food while she petted me on the top of my head.

It was as if time had stood still for both of us. And then it started to sprinkle on us and we didn't mind getting wet. I kept eating while she kept petting me and then it rained harder and harder and both of us had to go our separate ways. She told me to "run for cover" and I did so by bounding over the chain link fence. And she went back into her house.

Before she fed me, she asked me where I had been and of course, being a cat, I was very secretive about it. I said in return, "I'm here again and I'm fine." I also said that I missed her and my Catster friends and even grouchy Cammie Rose.

What matters now is I'm here. I'm not missing. I'm not at Rainbow Bridge. I'm here, I'm safe, and I came for a visit. I will stop by again . . . .

Purrs & Meeps,

Torbie Sue

MY NOTES: Cammie Rose had been in for a few days and around 10:00 a.m. it had stopped raining and was very warm. I put her outside and also a bowl of Purina One salmon dry food. She stayed for a while and didn't touch the food. I believe she went to the vacant house next door as it has a really nice porch on it.

Anyway, several hours later, I looked out the bathroom window (this window is above the back porch and I can see what's going on when I raise up the screen and look out.) I noticed that the bowl was empty, and it was then I had this deep thought that Torbie Sue was back. Usually when the birds go for the dry food they tilt the bowl up on its side. The bowl was not tilted. I looked toward the back portion of the yard hoping to see her, and I did. She was sitting amongst many fallen oak leaves. This time, it was no optical illusion. I definitely saw the shape of a cat sitting in the leaves. I was overjoyed. I called to her and told her to wait for me. She did.

I can't describe how happy I am to see her again! I pet her over and over while she was eating.

Where she was, I can only speculate. She may have been around all along and had kept different hours so she wouldn't have another tussle with Cammie Rose. She could have been dropping by here in the afternoon while I was at work.

And then again, she could have been on a "staycation" or had babies and was nursing for two months. That's the amount of time that I haven't seen her (September 10 - November 15th; two months and five days!).

Torbie Sue is a mystery cat! I'm so glad that I've seen her again and that she's safe. That alone is a blessing!




November 6th 2008 11:03 am
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This is another small update. I haven't seen Torbie Sue since September 10, 2008. I still think about her and look daily to see if she's in my backyard.

Bailey Gray Cloud sits on his little footstool and peers out the window portion of the back door. When he's captivated, I have to check to see what he's looking at. Everytime I look, there's only birds on the back porch and not Torbie Sue.

I wish her my best wherever she may be.




October 22nd 2008 3:34 am
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I thank Catster for the honor of diary pick on behalf of Torbie Sue. I wish she were around so I can give her a nice piece of chicken to celebrate with me.

About a week ago, I asked a neighbor if he had ever seen the "red" cat before and he told me he had, but not in quite some time.

Anyway, I'll keep looking for her. I'll never forget her beauty and those penetrating, emerald green eyes of hers. She looked like the queen of all cats. Even though she wasn't my kitty, I had a bond with her. I'll never forget her as she is a part of my heart.

Well, I must close now. Thank you again, Catster.


Addendum: I thank the following for their kind words, concats & gifts:

1. MARGO - Febreze collar;
2. SAMOA & Family - sunglasses;
3. SR. SONNY BONO Family - Febreze collar;
4. MITTENS & Family - pumpkin;
5. PUMPKIN - Febreze collar;
6. PRINCESS - Pumpkin; and
7. ANGELS BUDDIE, McKENNA & Family - Febreze collar.

I was looking through Torbie Sue's little journal and noticed that her first entry was dated August 10, 2008. The last day I saw her was September 10, 2008. I had one lovely month to get to know this beautiful girl cat. I got to feed her, pet her, hold her, and photograph her. Those times were very special to me. I felt like her second Mommy for one month.



October 19th 2008 7:28 am
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There is still no sign of Torbie Sue as of this morning. It's been over a month since I last saw her.

The vacant house is now occupied. The lights were on and a car in the driveway.

I hope the dear cat is safe somewhere.




October 12th 2008 4:55 am
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I went for a walk around the block yesterday afternoon and saw what appeared to be a vacant house.

All downstairs windows were free of shades, curtains and blinds. In one window were several cactus plants which apparently had been left behind.

The top floor windows did have blinds on them which were all drawn shut.

I'm thinking this may have been where Torbie Sue and her owners once lived.

Of course, this is my speculation.

I haven't seen Torbie Sue in quite some time, and I again believe she and her family moved.

I wish them my best.




October 7th 2008 5:26 pm
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Every day I check to see if Torbie Sue will drop by for a visit.

I haven't seen her for over a month. My best guess is she and her family have moved out of the area.

It was nice getting to know her and take some photos. I'll leave her page up for those who want to look at how beautiful she is. Wherever she is, I hope and pray that it's somewhere safe and warm.


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