Pray that we find our Zoe...

So yesterday I ordered pizza, and it arrived around 3PM...around this same time yesterday. When I opened the door to pay the guy and get the pizza, Dixon ran out. I coralled him into the house, paid the guy, got the pizza, and that was that. Or so I thought. Last night when I fed the cats around 9pm, I noticed that we only had 6 instead of the regular 7 fur babies show up to eat dinner. I took inventory and realize Zoe, out DSH Hemingway Polydactyl was missing from the brood. Of course we started looking around the house, opening every door, cabinet, checking the nursery (which we keep the door closed on), no avail. She was nowhere in the house. I couldn't remember when she would have gotten out except for when I got the pizza. She must've run out on the other side of me when Dixon ran out and I didn't see her. If the pizza guy saw her, he never said a thing. I stayed outside looking for her rattling a cup of kitty food until midnight. She never came home last night.
This morning, I woke up and started looking again. I notified all the nighbors, put out some wet food for her, printer flyers, posted them around our area in the complex, called local animal control, called the Houston SPCA, and even posted an ad on Craigslist looking for her...none of our cats have ever ever been outdoors overnight. I'm so worried about her. I've been going outside checking for her and calling her every 30 minutes all day. As soon as my fiance comes home with the car, i'm going to go driving around looking for her, but that won't be for another few hours.
Does anyone else know what we can do?? Please pray that she finds her way home safe and sound.


Edited to add!!

Glory be!! Tonight at 8:45 we got home from the store. I called Zoe out lous just before we went in for the night, and we went in. While I was fishing in the cabinets looking for something good for dinner, my fiance and I heard LOUD meowing comming from behind the door. At first we werent sure if it was one of the cats inside, but after a couple more meows, we opened the door, and Zoe came waltzing in. With the exception of being incredibly thirsty and a little hungry, she's just dandy!! Thanks for all of the helpful stories and info shared by you guys, and also for the prayers!!! Glad to have my little girl home!!

Kitty allergies...

I've had my Siamese cat Layla for 5 years, and she's never been sick, but she's got terrible allergies that get even worse in the summertime. She's totally an inside cat, afraid of almost everything outside. I was wondering what we could do for her allergies? She sneezes and sniffles all year round, and I can tell it's hard to breathe for her because we can HEAR her breathing and it sounds like she's all stuffy. Poor thing she has terrible sneezing fits where she'll sneeze like a hundred times in a row and snot will be EVERYWHERE.



RIP Squeakers...

...So yesterday, Mark put Squeakers outside because the cats had run out of litter and she tried to pee outside the box. He didn't know there was no litter and I was waiting on my check to come in yesterday morning so I could get them more litter. In the meantime, Squeakers ran away, and was found on the freeway near our house by a lady who said she saw her tag from the freeway. How this was possible, we don't know. Who could see a very small cat tag on a dead cat while driving 70 on the freeway is beyond me, plus, normally, noone stops to look at dead animals on the side of the road. We think this lady may have catnapped Squeakers, and she jumped out of the window trying to get away, and was hit by another car. Peggy (my roomate) called with the news, and Mark told her to go pick her up in a bag, and put her in the freezer until we got home. We've decided to bury her here in the yard next to us, but I don't want any of the other cats to see her. I don't even want to see her. I feel like such a terrible parent.
So now i'm only a parent of 6 babies.

RIP Squeakers, you will be missed. Love, your babies, Moe, and Daisy and Tigger too.



We finally know the true story. After Mark let her out the 2nd time, sometime that evening she went running WAY up the street, and a former cat rescuer found her on the entrance to a freeway hoping she may still be alive, but when she pulled over and checked her, she was surely dead. She called our home phone listed on her tag and my roomate answered since we were at the Dr's, and she called us with the news that she was no longer with us. She brought her home and put her in the freezer (in a bag) until we got home, and we buried her in the front yard once we got back.
I'm so sad, every time I think of tiny Squeakers running for her life on the freeway it makes me want to break down.


We finally figured out that Dixon is a Bombay mix!! I was at work for an interview, and it was srecond chance pets day, and there were a lot of kitties that looked just like our Dixon, so I asked a worker what breed he may be, and showed her a pic and described his attitude, and she told me he was a Bombay/DSH we know!!

Heres a pic of our Dixon, and he looks almost just like the pics when we google image "bombay cat"...


Snowshoe Siamese Hemingway

Since i'm moving in December, i'll have more room for another kitty once i'm back at home. My sister in law has an adopted Snowshoe Siamese Hemingway (and she's a polydactyl) which she was lucky enough to find at a kitty adoption center, I want one incredibly bad, she/he doesn't have to be a polydactyl, but I would prefer it. I've checked our locak ASPCA, The Houston ASPCA (yes, the very same one featured on Animal Cops Houston on Animal Planet), and they have none, just regular American sealtip Siamese, which I already have. Does anyone know where I may be able to find a Snowshoe Siamese Hemingway for adoption, or at a low cost in the Houston area, or in the East Texas area?? I'll be willing to travel within a 30-45 mile radius, and I can't pay more than $100-$150...I've seen them up for adoption on the internet, but nowhere local...can anyone help?