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post Aug 1 2012, 11:15 AM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. I'm very glad your landlady has promised to contact you should your precious Bubba come back to his current home after you move. I can so feel the hurt and sorrow and uneasiness in your heart - - what was supposed to be a happy time in your life is now dampened by your precious Bubba's disappearance. Still, our adventurous furkids have been known to reappear weeks, months, and in some cases even years later, when hope of ever seeing them again has long dissipated. Some have even been known to become stow-away world travelers before they are discovered and returned to their loving family. Faith is the thing hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. So - - keep the faith, alleria.

I hope today is treating you and your family kindly, alleria. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing and how things go.

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alleria31
post Aug 2 2012, 03:13 PM
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I can't believe it but tonight will come up on 11 days that my baby boy has been gone. I thought for sure many days ago he would have come home and been crying on the door step. I was outside again last night at 4am, looking around shining my flashlight in the fields hoping to catch the glare off a familiar pair of eyes. There was something out there last night, I couldn't tell what it was. I called 'Bubba, come here my baby boy.' like I always would do. Whatever it was ran, so I don't think it was him. I would hope that if it was he would have come to me.
Whatever it was it looked to have too short of legs to be cat, it almost looked to have a ground hog type of body. Perhaps a coon? I'm not sure, but I will be going outside tonight around the same time to see if I can catch another glimpse of this creature. The days are dwindling, as we have to be completely out of our place no later than the 15th. The landlady would really like it if we could get out of there by Tuesday because we are only paid with rent up until then. I am trying my best to gain more time, but unfortunately it's not something I can control. The moving truck is coming on Saturday, and I will at least be dragging out some extra time to make sure the place is "extra clean."

I hate this pain of not knowing what happened. Even if something did happen to him, at least I would rather know so I can grieve properly. I can't stop the feeling of guilt I am having for our move. What if we move and then he comes back? I know this sounds crazy, but I don't want my baby to think I abandoned him. sad.gif
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post Aug 2 2012, 04:08 PM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. What you are feeling is very normal when you share with us: ". . . I don't want my baby to think I abandoned him." The "not knowing" is a form of grieving, and it doesn't matter what the circumstances are - - your precious Bubba is missing, - - this is a very painful loss because he is not physically with you and you do not know why. I hope and pray you can find peace in your heart about Bubba if you are not able to be reunited with him prior to your moving date. He obviously knows you are moving for he heard you talking about it and began to observe the packing process. So he knows that whatever happens you have not abandoned him. And he can never feel abandoned because he holds a piece of your heart in his heart. My mom gave a plaque to me many many years ago with an inscription: "The best gifts in life are tied with heart strings." You and your precious Bubba are forever bound to one another through the eternal love bond you both share - - whatever the circumstances may be.

I hope today is treating you and your family kindly, alleria. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing and how things go.

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post Aug 2 2012, 08:08 PM
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QUOTE (alleria31 @ Aug 2 2012, 04:13 PM) *
I can't believe it but tonight will come up on 11 days that my baby boy has been gone. I thought for sure many days ago he would have come home and been crying on the door step. I was outside again last night at 4am, looking around shining my flashlight in the fields hoping to catch the glare off a familiar pair of eyes. There was something out there last night, I couldn't tell what it was. I called 'Bubba, come here my baby boy.' like I always would do. Whatever it was ran, so I don't think it was him. I would hope that if it was he would have come to me.
Whatever it was it looked to have too short of legs to be cat, it almost looked to have a ground hog type of body. Perhaps a coon? I'm not sure, but I will be going outside tonight around the same time to see if I can catch another glimpse of this creature. The days are dwindling, as we have to be completely out of our place no later than the 15th. The landlady would really like it if we could get out of there by Tuesday because we are only paid with rent up until then. I am trying my best to gain more time, but unfortunately it's not something I can control. The moving truck is coming on Saturday, and I will at least be dragging out some extra time to make sure the place is "extra clean."

I hate this pain of not knowing what happened. Even if something did happen to him, at least I would rather know so I can grieve properly. I can't stop the feeling of guilt I am having for our move. What if we move and then he comes back? I know this sounds crazy, but I don't want my baby to think I abandoned him. sad.gif


Alleria, I said a prayer for you today that you would get Bubba back and find out what happened to him. I do hope so much that he returns to you safely. Sometimes miracles do happen. Keep searching, keep looking, don't give up yet! If your heart is telling you not to give up then there is a reason for it.


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alleria31
post Aug 6 2012, 07:11 PM
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Well, as of today we are all moved. I will be turning the keys into the old landlord tomorrow. It has now been 15 days since I have last seen my baby boy. I hate to say it but I kind of felt him with me as we were there finishing up some things. I swore a couple times I even heard a kitty meowing and I would frantically look everywhere but he was no where to be seen.
I still haven't given up and I wrote my landlord a letter with several phone numbers incase he would show up so someone could go and retrieve him as soon as possible.
My hubby talked me into going to look at a kitty who was up for adoption. I ended up adopting his brother, as when I picked up the brother who they call Topaz he instantly started to purr and I knew that he was meant to come home with me. He's not a replacement for my Bubba by no means, and even months down the line if Bubba and I are reunited I would be thrilled to see him.
I haven't brought Topaz home yet, as I wanted to wait till we were a little more settled trying to keep his stress down as much as possible.
But that is my update for now. Hope you are all having a wonderful evening!
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post Aug 6 2012, 07:46 PM
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Alleria, I am sorry to hear that Bubba is still missing now that you are moved, but it is good that you left your phone numbers with the landlady. You're doing everything that you can, and I hope that Bubba will come back to you. I can't even imagine what it's like to know that one of my fur kids is missing and not knowing what happened. I know that has to hurt so much and you must be worrying so much about him.
Thanks for sharing with us about adopting Topaz. I hope that he will get along fine with Bella and Abby and that he will bring you much happiness. smile.gif


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post Aug 7 2012, 09:49 AM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. Please permit me to add my sincrerest condolences that your precious Bubba is still missing. I can so imagine the pain in your heart not knowing where your precious little boy is and why you cannot find him when you hear him. You are doing everything in your power to try to bring him safely home to you again.

May I also add my congratulations to your new precious furchild Topaz. I know he is coming into a home where he will be loved for who he is. Each of our furkids are loved individually, as each of our relationships with them are individual. Your precious Bubba will always have his own special place in your heart and your life no matter how much time passes or how many wonderful furkids you will love in your earthly journey.

Alleria, once again thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. I hope today is treating you and your family kindly, Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing and how things go. And thank you again for sharing your wonderful news about your precious Topaz.

Peace and blessings,
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alleria31
post Aug 13 2012, 01:52 PM
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Thank you all for your posts, hope all is well with you.

I am in panic mode. I was informed that on Thursday our new landlord needs to have 2 windows replaced in the house. My husband will be home, but I am not going to be able to. I am in full panic mode that everyone will be careless to my kitties and someone will get outside. Ugh. I hate this feeling. I wish I could be home just to make sure everything is ok. I am going to have to get a plan together and figure out which room can be their "safe room" on Thursday. I think a sign on the door is also in order, "Please do not open!"
I will be happy once Thursday is over!
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post Aug 13 2012, 02:53 PM
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Hi, alleria, I can so understand your panic about having contractors in your home and keeping your precious companions safe. You are dong the right thing in choosing an appropriate room to secure your precious furkids in, and posting a sign on the door. Also, if you have an adjustable gate you put in the door frame in front of the door when it's closed this will provide an extra barrier for anyone opening the door for whatever reason.

Have you also considered boarding them at the vet hospital for the day? I don't know if this would be feasible - - but it is another option. This way they would be totally out of the house in a secure place and you can pick them up when the work is done and the contractor is out of the house.

I know you will be glad when Thursday is over with. Please know you and your precious companions are in my thoughts and prayers, and look forward to knowing how things go.

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alleria31
post Aug 16 2012, 04:00 PM
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Everything went well today with the contractors and the windows. The kitties were in their safe room and no problems arose.

I have been thinking about my precious Bubba a lot lately. I still miss him terribly. I have a collage of pictures on my computer screen saver and work and many of them are of him. I will leave them, no matter what. I enjoy looking at pictures of him.
I would like to share this one of him cuddling with his buddy Bella.
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post Aug 17 2012, 11:59 AM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing and the wonderful picture of your precious Bubba and Bella. I'm so glad things went well yesterday with the contractors and your precious companions. I know this was a BIG relief to you.

When our precious companions go missing and time passes without them coming home I do know from first hand experience how disappointing and heartbreaking this is. My hope and prayer is that your precious Bubba is safe in the protection of a Good Samaritan who has taken him in to take care of him in his time of need. Rest assured that your precious Bubba's heart will always belong to YOU.

I hope today is treating you your precious companions, and all of your family kindly, alleria. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing. And thank you again for sharing with us how things went yesterday with the contractors.

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post Aug 22 2012, 02:10 PM
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Well today marks 1 month officially that Bubba has been missing. I can't believe it's only been a month, it certainly feels longer. I work not far from when I used to live where Bubba escaped from. I ran into my old landlady today at the post office when I went on my lunch hour. I asked her if he had been seen and she told me that he had not. I am starting to think more and more than Hilary was right, especially after being told about the foxes that hunt on the property.

How long is too long to keep paying to have an ad in the paper? I almost can't bring myself to pull it tho sad.gif

Little Leo is doing well, and his personality is starting to shine. I love him, Bella, and Abby so much but there is still a missing piece there. I honestly, would pretty much give anything to know exactly what happened to Bubba.
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post Aug 23 2012, 03:08 PM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. I am so sorry that your landlady was not able to give you more encouraging news about Bubba. For whatever my advice may be regarding your question "How long is too long to keep paying to have an ad in the paper? I almost can't bring myself to pull it tho" - - I would encourage you to continue the ad for as long as you feel comfortable running it. Of course this depends on how expensive the advertisement is and your financial abilities at this time. Simply put, I encourage you to follow your heart - - you can't go wrong doing that.

Missing your precious Bubba does not diminish the love you share with your precious Bella, Abby, and Leo. Bubba is a very important part of your life - - and he will ALWAYS be a part of you. So please let me try to reassure you that what you are feeling is very normal "Little Leo is doing well, and his personality is starting to shine. I love him, Bella, and Abby so much but there is still a missing piece there. I honestly, would pretty much give anything to know exactly what happened to Bubba."

Alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing, and sharing your precious Bubba with us. I hope today is treating you, your precious companions, and all of your family kindly. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
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post Aug 24 2012, 09:46 AM
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QUOTE (moon_beam @ Aug 23 2012, 04:08 PM) *
Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. I am so sorry that your landlady was not able to give you more encouraging news about Bubba. For whatever my advice may be regarding your question "How long is too long to keep paying to have an ad in the paper? I almost can't bring myself to pull it tho" - - I would encourage you to continue the ad for as long as you feel comfortable running it. Of course this depends on how expensive the advertisement is and your financial abilities at this time. Simply put, I encourage you to follow your heart - - you can't go wrong doing that.

Missing your precious Bubba does not diminish the love you share with your precious Bella, Abby, and Leo. Bubba is a very important part of your life - - and he will ALWAYS be a part of you. So please let me try to reassure you that what you are feeling is very normal "Little Leo is doing well, and his personality is starting to shine. I love him, Bella, and Abby so much but there is still a missing piece there. I honestly, would pretty much give anything to know exactly what happened to Bubba."

Alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing, and sharing your precious Bubba with us. I hope today is treating you, your precious companions, and all of your family kindly. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
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Thank you for your reply. The ad ran out yesterday, and my dad suggested maybe leaving it out a week and then sitting down and re-wording it. Being more descriptive about the location because I had put our street name in the ad, but he said someone might not know exactly where it is which is true. I think I will re-write the ad this week and put it in again for a couple more weeks and see if anything turns up. I get at least 1 call a week from it, obviously they are just dead leads. At least people are seeing it though. I am going to put more thought into what I want it to say since I kind of wrote it up when I was frantic and he had been just missing for a couple of days. I scribbled down whatever came to mind. Hopefully a new fresh wording will attract some attention.
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post Aug 24 2012, 03:29 PM
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Hi, alleria, thank you so much for sharing with us how you're doing. I think your dad made an excellent suggestion, and that you will take the time to re-word the notice. Please let us know how things go with the new advertisement.

I hope today is treating you, your precious companions, and all of your family kindly, alleria. Please know you and your precious Bubba are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
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post Sep 7 2012, 09:53 AM
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There might be a glimmer of hope after all!!

Last night my mom called me and said that one of her friends drives the road I used to live on almost everyday. She told her there was a farm there (within about a mile) and there always has been a bunch of cats there and they are all friendly. She told my mom that she had seen a lighter colored cat hanging out there. She gave my mom directions on how to get to this farm so after work we are going to go check it out.
Figure it can't hurt, got nothing to lose. It could very well be Bubba, he could have easily found this farm and ended up staying there with other kitties and some place that there was food.

I hope I hope I hope!
This day at work can't go by fast enough!!
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post Sep 7 2012, 12:09 PM
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Hi, alleria, ohhh - - my heart is hoping that your precious Bubba is there on the farm waiting patiently for you to come get him. Please let us know how things go.

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post Sep 24 2012, 03:45 PM
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Just a quick update, I did check out the farm and no sign of the "yellow cat" HOWEVER!! I am so anxious but a woman from the area where we lived called me last week to tell me she had seen a yellow cat and now her friends have the cat on their porch!! They saw Bubba's picture on Craigslist and they are almost 99% sure it's him!!

It's time for the boy to come home, it's been 2 months now!
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post Sep 24 2012, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE (alleria31 @ Sep 24 2012, 04:45 PM) *
Just a quick update, I did check out the farm and no sign of the "yellow cat" HOWEVER!! I am so anxious but a woman from the area where we lived called me last week to tell me she had seen a yellow cat and now her friends have the cat on their porch!! They saw Bubba's picture on Craigslist and they are almost 99% sure it's him!!

It's time for the boy to come home, it's been 2 months now!



Alleria31, this would be so wonderful if the cat on the porch turned out to be your precious Bubba! Please let us know how things turn out!


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post Sep 25 2012, 05:53 PM
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Well, it was another let down. However, it goes to show you there are some very kind people in the world. 3 people came together to help me see if this was my boy.

The original lady I talked to has seen another similar cat in her backyard and is trying to keep tabs on him/her to maybe see if that is my Bubba. I thank god that there are kind people in this world! It's nice to have eyes in the area where I used to live and where Bubba went missing.
Will keep updated on how this goes.

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