Post by Timmy Tomcat on May 30, 2019 16:09:19 GMT -5
What a great happy ending! One thing I would suggest if she is an escape artist is to put her in an inside room when you go out shopping etc. Little and enrichment should be in there so she is comfy. Then there is no worry about escaping when you bring in groceries etc. Another thing. When my house was being worked on I had to live in my office with my 7 cats. Yes 7, one room. I kept a squirty bottle next to the door and it only took a couple of times for everyone to get the memo that door = squirty. Of course the job went longer and after 10 days we really were getting nuts. That office is now the cat play room. The GPS is a great idea and so is the harness. Get the right one. We like Kitty Holster as it is Inescapable
Post by blackcatmom on May 30, 2019 18:35:23 GMT -5
Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it 💜 I just bought the Whistle 3 GPS tracker, waiting anxiously for it to come in the mail 🤣 I have her on lock down in my bedroom, she gets supervised visits outside of my room
Post by blackcatmom on Jun 17, 2019 8:05:11 GMT -5
I just want to thank everyone who responded to this post. You all have been such a great help/encouragement to me.
I was devastated while my girl was gone and your kind words helped me.
I am going to give you an update and ask for you support again.
Mishi is still home, she is adjusting and so is her sister. But I am still having a really hard time. Most mornings I wake up with anxiety attacks. She has been home for more than 3 weeks now, and I am still having a LOT of anxiety. Like, dehabilitating anxiety. It lasts for hours almost every morning, I can't seem to bring myself out of it.
I am frustrated because to me it seems illogical, why am I still having panic/anxiety attacks even though Mishi is home and healthy?
Does anyone have experience with a similar situation? Am I going crazy? I just want these feelings to go away. I don't know why I'm feeling this way when I should be grateful that Mishi is home.
I am returning the Whistle 3, as it is too big for my little 8.5lb girl and was giving me false alerts that she had left the 'safe area' because my 'safe area' was too small.
I bought a Tile (Keychain-type tracker) that uses Bluetooth (people use it on their keys, wallets, etc) and I've found that it is a much more reliable option for my situation, and a smaller and lighter device for my little girl.
I also have a harness coming (the Come with Me Kitty). She is still a flight risk and I'm hoping that this Will appease her desire to go outside.
I just want to feel normal again. I never had this much anxiety before she escaped.
I do have plans to see a doctor on Wednesday to discuss my anxiety, and I'm going to find a counselor or therapist to help me get through this.
Any kind words are much appreciated You all have been such a help and I appreciate all of you crazy cat people 😻😻
Post by Laura and Dixon on Jul 12, 2019 12:55:39 GMT -5
I'm glad your cat returned and you were able to find a tracking device that you like. You got stressed out a couple of times in a short period, and it sounds like it's affected you in a negative way. I had a bunch of stuff go wrong with my house, water heater, water softener, etc., and I felt like I was losing my mind, because it's really hard to get ANYONE to show up to fix something around here. It took me days to feel a bit more normal. I hope your visit with the Doctor was productive, and you're doing well.
Sundance: I started a thread in the Rainbow Bridge forum if anyone wants to say a few words.
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Toto_Lady_Max: Have some sad news. Toto went to the bridge today. He has been hurting worst. This morning he was in severe pain so the vet said it would be best to say goodbye to him. Mommy's heart is broken.
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Timmy Tomcat: Toto we are so sorry to hear that you had to join us. We are sending your Mom purrs of support *Timmy takes Totos paw and leads him to the beautiful glen with sun and sees Toto young and healthy again
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