One-Year Anniversary of Sonny’s Disappearance

28 Oct

It has been a whole year now since Sonny went missing. Last night I had a dream that I had found him. I still think about him every day, and wonder what happened to him. I’ve had a craigslist ad up for most of the past year, but have never gotten any confirmed sightings. I also keep the ad up to help publicize the other missing cats on this site, none of whom have been found to my knowledge.

I take comfort in having Sonny’s brother and our other cat Max, but really miss seeing Teddy and Sonny playing and cuddling together. That can never be replaced.

Missing Cat Felicity – Belmont Hills July 9, 2013

26 Aug

FELICITY is small and she has a white chest/stomach/nose/mouth/chin/4 white legs and black over her eyes, ears, back and a white tip on her black tail. She might be hiding in your back yard. Could she have been mistaken as a stray? REWARD!

Call (650) 576-8745 or e-mail


Coyote Advisory

3 Jun

We have seen coyotes in the open space / woods near the intersection of Denise & Robinwood. Just want neighbors with pets to be aware and be cautious if you let your cats stay out at night, especially.

If Sonny was killed by a coyote, we will never know.

Sonny Missing 5 1/2 Months Now

7 Apr

Sonny as a kitten in foster care. It’s amazing how much darker he got as he got older, that’s a trait of Siamese cats I was told. His shelter name was Toby.

There have not been any further reported sightings in the Churchill area. A big THANKS to Churchill neighbors Y. and T. for sending me photos of cats on their property and for all the other neighbors who are keeping an eye out for Sonny.

Thank you also to kind neighbor S. S. who came over to give us tips and offered to lend us his humane trap.

We are very grateful for the wonderful people in our community who have helped us and given us encouragement that Sonny will be home with us some day.


This is what Sonny looks like now (though he would probably have lost weight).

Last Monday, I made the painful decision to discontinue Sonny’s pet health insurance with Healthy Paws. I was planning to wait at least six months, but I got an email with the yearly rate increase for the premiums, so I thought it would be a good time to stop. This  doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope, it just seemed like the practical thing to do at this point.

Possible Sonny Sighting, Churchill Drive

21 Mar

I got an email from someone who saw a cat who looks like Sonny on Churchill Drive near Persimmon Ct. on Tuesday, March 19 (thank you very much, E.).

I had put up a poster on Summit & Skyline a couple days before that.

I’m going to follow up with another poster and door hangers near the location on Churchill. If anyone reading this lives near there and knows of a cat that matches Sonny’s description, could you please let me know? I would also be interested in knowing about people who feed strays in that area.


Map of Sonny Door Hanger Distribution

20 Mar

As of today, I’ve distributed about 650 of the 1,000 door hangers, as highlighted on the map.

I spoke to someone a few weeks ago who feeds strays near the large wooded area bordered by Robin Rd and Pinehill, but they hadn’t seen a cat who looks like Sonny.

Thank you to all the kind people who have called with possible sightings.

If anyone knows people who feed strays / feral cats, especially in the Carolands area, could you please let me know? I would keep their information private and not post it here. I’m finding there are more feral cats in Hillsborough than I would have thought. Some of those cats could be former pets.


Sonny has been missing for three months now

25 Jan

This is a more recent composite photo of Sonny. His markings get darker with time.

Our beloved Sonny is still missing. It was three months ago, on October 25, 2012, that I last saw him.

We haven’t given up hope. I have distributed about 600 door hangers near our home over the past couple of months. When Sonny first when missing, I distributed fliers to the closest 30 or so homes; and put up posters and craigslist ads. I have been in all the adjacent homes’ yards and other yards where Sonny had been seen before his disappearance. I had a trailcam set up for the first couple of months, and have been following advice from the MissingCatAssistance Yahoo Group (see my “Resources” page for more helpful links).

SonnySonny was last seen early Thu, Oct 25 at our home on the 300 block of Robinwood Lane near Hayne, in Hillsborough. He’s an indoor/outdoor cat, but he has always come in at night. We have a four-way cat door we keep locked at night.

Sonny is a shorthair Siamese/Marbled Tabby mix, white with tan markings, a dark brown tail with a white ring near the end, and blue eyes. He is two years old and he weighed 9 lbs. when he disappeared. He was not wearing a collar.

Sonny is very skittish and afraid of strangers, so he would probably not let you approach him if you saw him. But he is a very sweet and gentle cat.

We are desperate to know what happened to him, even if it’s bad news. I visit the PHS every week or two  even though Sonny has a HomeAgain microchip.

Sonny (top) and his brother Teddy (bottom)

Sonny has a brother Teddy who has similar markings but Teddy is darker brown. We have gotten reports from neighbors of Teddy being seen since 10-25, but no reports of Sonny being seen. Nine Lives Foundation (a wonderful organization) saved these brothers from being euthanized at a shelter as stray kittens because they were born with defective eyelids, which have since been surgically improved. Sonny’s eyes still look “different,” but he can see fine. He is supposed to be getting severe dry eye gel applied 3x daily though. Read more about Sonny and Teddy’s history

SonnyThank you for helping us find Sonny, he is an important part of our family and we miss him a lot. His brother probably misses him too, they were inseparable.

Please call or text 650-400-8561 any time of day or night, email if you think you have seen Sonny since Thu, Oct 25.

Thank you!


Teddy and Sonny


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