Our cat is missing

Laurie holding her yellow tiger-striped cat
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I accidentally left our back door open and Tiger snuck out. With cars, coyotes, owls, dogs and high fences that require balance our little tailless cat doesn’t have, it puts everything in perspective for me. I would gladly weigh 300 pounds again forever, if it brought him home safe.

Right now, we’ve done all we can and he’ll either come home again or not. It was an accident, but still my mistake. My heart is heavy. Love is really all that matters in the end. I hope I can forgive myself. I hope he comes home. I am beyond sad.

He came home finally, he was playing behind our back fence neighbor’s yard and got stuck and we found him with our flashlights. Once he saw us, he decided to play chase and run away for a few hours until he got hungry. I sang Gracie’s milk song and that tempted Tiger home. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.

#LoveIsMostImportant #tigerthecat showed me. 😻😍😘

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19 thoughts on “Our cat is missing

  1. Patt

    I am so sad to hear that Tiger is out there…I’m a “wishin’ a hoping and a prayin’ that a neighbor finds him and looks for his mama and papa. A sad time for you with Tiger “love” missing. My heart is hurting too because our pets are our closet friends. I can so relate and when they’re missing, it creates an unease that’s not easily managed until Tiger is found. For now, I weigh in that Tiger will be found…soon!

  2. Cheryl

    Oh no! I can imagine what you must be going through. I’m going to say a BUNCH of special prayers that Tiger will turn up. Hang in there. Big, huge, heartfelt hugs, Cheryl

  3. Amy from WI

    Oh, thank goodness! I’m so very glad to hear that he came home. He was just trying to show his mama what was important! I hope his return has you feeling all kinds of better!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      He surely did Amy. He was my inspiration for the letting go segment on day 90, and it was a BIGGIE. Hope you are feeling better and your holidays won’t stress. I try to remember, it’s ok to eat some food. I just try to enjoy it, no matter what the portion size, and stop when it no longer tastes amazing. HUGS xoxoxoxo

  4. María

    Laurie, I am so glad of hearing that Tiger is back!!!!!!!! :))))))))

    I was so worried and hoping with all the force of my deepest desire that he were back soon!

    As Amy from WI says, perhaps he was just trying to show his mama what was important 😉


  5. Suz (Suzanne)

    Oh goodness! I experienced a wave of sympathetic anxiety when I saw your post that Tiger was missing, and then within a couple minutes the relief that he was back home safe and sound! Whew!!! I am soooo glad kitty is back where he belongs!

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi Suzanne, I’m so glad too that Tiger decided to finally come home and that he seems fine. Exhausted, and a bit sore, like he pulled a muscle slightly by trying to jump and climb the fences. But overall, he is the same, happy, purring cat, and nothing could have made me more happy and Thankful. I’m sorry he gave me, and hence all of you, worry. Your support means so much. xoxoxoxox

  6. Sue

    So glad that Tiger is home and safe with you. It is amazing how something like this sharpens up what is really important to you. You have been through an emotional roller coaster so I hope you are able to find comfort.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Thanks Sue. I AM finding comfort in his purr and his cuddles. I admit, chips sounded good while he was gone, but they didn’t work. Hugging him is better than the best chip any day. Thanks again for your support. It so helped me! xoxoxoxoxoxo

  7. Carol

    I just listened to this episode. I would have felt the same way. You poor thing.

    I’m really glad that he’s resurfaced. Tiger is so adorable.

    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Yes indeedy, that was a VERY stressful night, but it DID teach me a huge lesson. Tiger is my bud for sure, and I love his momma, Gracie too. They are my family and it so showed me what is important to think I had lost him. Every lesson I learn seems to be some variation of “Relationships are important”, “Love is important”, the rest is just stuff and activity 😉 xoxoxoxox


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