Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

on this date one year ago,

my Angel disappeared and has never been seen since. 
Somewhere on my computer I have the last photos I ever took of him, and I can't find them... 




I still miss him terribly, although Lola has helped ease that heartache a bit.

32 comments:

  1. We will never know what happened to him but we hope and pray that he found a safe new home and is living happily. How very odd those last few shots went missing.

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    1. only slightly confused; I hope too that he is somewhere safe with a loving family. I'll find those photos eventually.

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  2. Oh my, yes, he is a beautiful kitty - May be be happy and well wherever he is ♥️

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    1. Grace; he was beautiful and very sweet natured.

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  3. How we miss him. I know he landed well; he's too big to have floated for long.

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    1. Joanne; but where did he land? That's what I want to know. If he is with a family, he would have been to a vet at least once by now, so his microchip would have been scanned and I would be notified.

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  4. Of course you miss him. And you, and we, hope that he has found safety.

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    1. Elephant's Child; just between you and me...let's not go there. We'll keep hoping he is safe and happy, being well cared for.

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  5. A true mystery and given he was chipped, it is very surprising that he has not turned up.

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    1. Andrew; very surprising, but again, not so surprising when you remember my nasty upstairs neighbour. I still hold out a little hope though.

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  6. It is so hard not knowing. I try to think that a wonderful family somewhere is spoiling the missing pet.

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    1. Arkansas Patti; I try to think that too, I have some idea now of how parents feel when a child is kidnapped.

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  7. Can't believe it's been a year, very sad, I could tell how much you loved that beautiful cat.

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    1. joeh; around 6pm tonight is when it has been a full year. I still look for him every time I hear a meow outside.

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  8. My heart hurts for you. It's the not knowing that is the worst.

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    1. messymimi; the not knowing is the hardest for sure. Is he well or is he suffering? Is he with a loving family, safe and warm? that's what I hope and if he is found to be with a family who have grown to love him, I would leave him there, and not break their hearts by taking him away.

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  9. I'm so sorry your lovely Angel went missing. I will hope one day there is an answer for you. We often hear stories of cats being reunited years after they went missing, so there is always hope. :)

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    1. Snoskred; the long lost/reunited stories do keep me hoping, thank you.

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  10. Those pictures are precious! I hope Angel has been held captive by a loving family. That's what happened to Snuggles, the long-haired calico pictured on my blog header. Hick actually saw her in their house. I didn't make a big deal, because the other cats fought with her, and this family kept her inside instead of outside like us. I figured she was being treated well.

    Our other cat, orange-striped Genius, disappeared for about 2 months one time, over Labor Day weekend. We came home from school one day in October, and there he was, strolling around like nothing happened. Not dirty, not thin, and standing on his back legs trying to open the doorknob with his paws. We figure somebody took him and kept him in the house, and he got away.

    Yes, I hope you find out what happened to Angel, if you can't find him. Not everyone takes their pet to the vet. I know our cat-stealing neighbors never did.

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    1. Val; thank you. I do still hold out hope that he is being kept inside so that is why he hasn't found his way home. I've heard stories of cats being gone for months or sometimes years then turning up expecting dinner.

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  11. Two of our cats were strays; one just showed up one snowy day and the other followed me home. I knocked on doors for many streets around for both of them, with no result. I hope there wasn't a family missing them somewhere. We kept them both as indoor cats so they would never have had a chance to wander back home. I hope this best-case scenario is what happened to Angel. You are so right that the worst part is not knowing. Angel was such a handsome fellow.

    I read every once in awhile about cats (and dogs) who have found their way home after many years, so there is always that hope, too.

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    1. jenny_o; Angel is/was very handsome and at first I thought maybe someone stole him for breeding, but he is neutered so they would be disappointed and bring him back to this area and let him go. But that didn't happen. I can only hope that if he does find his way home, I am still here.

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    1. fishducky; me too! What a welcome he would get.

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  13. I remember now you have said - I recall looking on the net as we travelled to see if found...
    Wonderful photos and you will find the last one you took when least expected :)

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    1. Margaret-whiteangel; I know I'll find those last photos one day, and hopefully remember to put them in the same file as all the others.

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  14. awww

    They have a way of stealing a slice of our heart.

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    1. Author R. Mac Wheeler; a slice? Angel had the whole heart.

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  15. Oh! A year! Unbelievable. I still feel sadness. How I wish...so very much...Angel could just casually walk back through your doorway...back into your life.

    You know he is constantly in my thoughts, River. I understand how you feel.

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    1. Lee; thank you. How could it be a year already?? Didn't he only disappear last month? That's what it feels like anyway.

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  16. Wow, that year flew by. He was a real beauty, and I'm sure he'll always own a piece of your heart. Let's all assume he's living with a family that loves him almost as much as you do.

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