Our elderly kitty,( so-named Kato by the kids who thought it would be funny to name a cat after an infamous other house guest) was adopted by our family about 13 years ago. She is a long-haired calico breed:
Kato looks pretty good for her age, I must say. Anyhow, Kato went missing a bit ago. Searching our land didn’t turn up the missing kitty, but we knew it was out of character for her to disappear. We feared the worst.
On Sunday, MY DH and DD were talking about it and came up with the idea to hunt for Kato down at Rancher Ed’s old barn. So they went down to the neighbor’s barn and started calling for Kato. After a few minutes of calling, they heard a faint mew.
They opened the barn door and went in. Kato had hurt herself (front leg sprain), but had made a hole inside a bale of hay and was unable to walk home. She didn’t have food or water, so if they hadn’t found her, she probably would have starved to death.
So now she is safely home, and being fed milk, tuna and assorted other goodies. I have kitty sized pain pills for the sprain, but she is too smart to eat it. I’ve tried hiding it in a jar of baby turkey, also in a tuna ball. I’ve tried to open her jaw and just drop it down, but that doesn work either. Any ideas??
So now Kato is down to 8 lives.