It warmed my heart to get an emal from the owner that Blue showed up at their house after being gone for 2 1/2 years, and just in time for the holidays! Here is what the owner wrote:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.