Probably not a Christmas miracle after all..

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
January 3, 2010 7:20pm CST
So on the 24th I saw a cat that looked like Sunny on the other side of the creek, but the darn cat ran away when my girls approached him. Since then we go walking down there every day with a can of cat food, just in case. No more sightings. Well today Richard is taking the kids to his mom's for a few days as they don't have to go back to school until Wednesday and we have to work tomorrow. So I walked down there myself, not expecting to see anything, and there he/she was. So I called "Sunny" and the cat looked at me. It was a little closer this time and didn't totally look like him, but I popped the lid off the can and the cat came running. As she got closer I saw that she had a collar with a tag and no dark mark on the mouth like Sunny had. Darn, wrong cat. Case of mistaken identity. But what are you going to do with an open can of cat food? So I gave it to her. She was a very sweet, well taken care of cat. Not my Sunny though, darn.
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I was really hoping that was Sunny and some food or something would bring him round. Did you try looking online? I know my local animal shelter has a lost and found section. Hugs
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Yes I have been checking...
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• United States
4 Jan 10
I will keep praying and sending good thoughts hun. I just wish I could help.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
How did it take 8 months?
@Orea15 (281)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Oh, how disappointing. I'm sorry it wasn't your Sunny.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Me too. :-(
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
that is nice of you to feed the cat, but you see in my country we dont feed stray cats, one personal reason is i dont like smelling cat popoo
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
If it were my cat, I'd want somebody to feed it. :-)
@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
ok you got me, let feed the cats.
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@mrfdg1972 (3238)
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
ok you got me, lets feed the cats, javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$cphMainContent$lbStart','')
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Oh shoot dawn..As I was reading this I thought to myself she find sunny..Then I found out that it is someone's cat. Oh well, maybe the next time it will be sunny or the neighbor cat will be feed good...LOL
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Hope so.... The other day we used our can to feed a cat that was obviously very hungry. Next time I see him I may ask the people whose house he hangs out around if he's theirs, because he gets scruffier and scruffier looking every time I see him.
• United States
4 Jan 10
He could be lost as well. Maybe you can find out and if it's not the neighbors then maybe you could give him a new home. This might even pull in Sunny if he thinks that another one has invaded his home..LOL
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
I didn't think of that at the time, but if I see her again I'll check the tag out.
• United States
6 Jan 10
perhaps you were her christmas wish? she might have been locked out and hungry..
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• United States
6 Jan 10
whoops i meant that to be a smiley..
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
:-) There you go!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
5 Jan 10
You must have missed Sunny terribly. Sorry for that, Dawn.. I was reading hoping that it was Sunny. Perhaps he's now being well taken care of.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
I sure hope he is...
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 Jan 10
Yes, he will..
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@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 10
Awwwww Dawn I am so sorry I wonder if someone has taken Sunny in as it is so unusual for a Cat to stay away it has been some time now that Sunny went I am still hoping that he will return home though I am sorry for the Disappointment though as I know I would have just sat and cried
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Jan 10
I hope somebody has taken him in, but I fear predators...
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
6 Jan 10
Aww, what a shame. At least you did a good deed for the day.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Yep, happy kitty...
• Australia
6 Jan 10
Hi Dawn. A shame it wasn't Sunny, but at least you KNOW it wasn't. It would have been harder if you hadn't known.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
At least I'm pretty sure. What's the likelihood that there were two cats down there with the same coloring. Nahhh....
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I'm sorry the cat wasn't Sunny. I always worried so much when my pets went missing, wondering what they were going through or if they were still alive. Most returned, but not all. I do hope your Sunny shows up soon, healthy as can be. Karen
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jan 10
Me too, thx...
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Aww, it breaks my h eart to hear about lost animals. I do hope your cat is okay and turns up soon! I will be thinking about you all, best wishes!!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
I hope he's OK too, thanks...
@savypat (20247)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I am sorry, I have been there and done exactly what you did, so I can feel your disappointment when finding a different cat. I hate it when cats just disappear, you never know what happened to them.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
:-(
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Sorry, it wasn't sunny but glad u fed the cat. I would have done the same thing. Wish u could find your cat. Happy mon. to u.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Happy Monday and back to work. Bah humbug!
• United States
4 Jan 10
But now your mind is at ease which explains the behavior of the cat running away from the strange children. I suspect that the cat has had some experience with other children that was less than comforting. The cat trusted you and that says a lot about you and now your down one less can of cat food, I wonder what the owner will think now that the feeding schedule is off and the cat probably won't eat like normal but will get right back on track in a short while. Your amazing Dawn... :) or Dawn's are amazing :)
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
Kind of at ease. :-)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Don't give up yet...I have had cats (especially male cats) that when they got loose have stayed out for over a week and then came back home like nothing was up....he probably found him a girl cat and isnt ready to come home yet.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
It's been a month and a half, so I just hope somebody's feeding him.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
4 Jan 10
What a bummer. You never know though....sometimes when you quit looking that's when things show up....so there is always hope he'll show up...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
I hope so...
@kaylachan (4776)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Jan 10
Try to have a little faith. I'm sure your cat will come back. Perhaps reporting her, or him, missing on awolpet.com will help get your cat home faster. And, even though we live in an apartment complex and don't let our cats out, each has a collar and tags. Its just good to have those things for your animal, you never know what will happen.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
awolpet? I'll check it out...
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 Jan 10
Aww..although I'm glad it was taken care of, I hate to hear it wasn't your cat. All you can do is give him the catfood..he already smelled it and you might be risking your leg if you denied him. Good luck with your search.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
risking my leg
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 10
Awh. I'm so sorry to hear that it wasn't you cat, I assume you've put posters up in the area right? How long gas sunny been missing? ):
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Jan 10
We did, but it's been over a month now.
@GardenGerty (97892)
• United States
4 Jan 10
I am so sorry that it was not your cat. I had a special cat I lost once, and I looked everywhere for him. It is my firm belief he hitch hiked to Texas. He was the type that followed kids to school, got in open cars, climbed into a moving van, joined people for a cup of coffee at a convenience store. He chased me when I was taking my three year old on a bike ride, until I let him ride in the front basket. Boy, I missed that cat for years. I hope you get your Sunny back.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 Jan 10
Weird, I thought I had responded to all these.... I hope your cat had a great adventure and found a good home!