My Simba is missing

My Simba - This is my Simba 
I hope he comes back
By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48703)
United Kingdom
October 9, 2007 2:58pm CST
I know I said I would not do a lot of Discussion but I need my Friends here that care for me as much as I care for them to think of my Cat Simba I have just had a call from my Daughter and she was crying She informed me that one of our Cats has been missing for a week The last Person to see him was me on the morning I was leaving Simba has always been my Cat but I was not able to take him when I moved as I was only allowed to bring Gissi also it was not fair to separate him from his Grandma Mum and Aunty and from the Place that he has known all his Life Simba was one of the Kittens born by one of our other Cats I had to help him into the world and from the Day he could walk he would follow me every where and I knew I would keep him no way was he going, his Mum did not like him she would always take him outside and leave him but Grandma Scruffy was always to the Rescue she would bring him back in and to me Well he is now missing and yes I am sitting here crying as all my Pets are like my Babies and he is a loving Cat Ok he was jealous of Gissi at first and used to beat Gissi up lol (he is bigger then Gissi) and when I used to look at him, he would sit there and look at me as if to say "I have not done a thing, so do not blame me for Gissi winging"It used to be funny because as soon as I would turn my Back he would swipe Gissi again, but not hard enough to hurt him. So please all my Friends that are Animal Lovers keep my little Simba in your thoughts and hope that he will return The Kids will carry on searching tomorrow
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35 responses
9 Oct 07
Oh sweetie, *hugs* I hope Simba comes home again soon. I know my Moomin often goes roaming for a day or so, but he always comes home again. I will think of you.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Simba always came home to and is never far from the House none of them are but he has not been in for his food either I just hope that the Kids do find him but I am not holding much Hope and it is breaking my Heart Big Hug to you
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9 Oct 07
Hold onto hope sweetie, he could surprise you and amble back in tomorrow. Fingers crossed for you. *hugs*
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Thank you Sweet so far not much news but I am still hoping Hugs
• United States
9 Oct 07
I'm so sorry I know how ya feel one of the kittens that we brough back from Texas came up missing and yes miss mya is still crying about her every day she comes here she asks if Bella came home today
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Awwwwwwwwww poor Miss Mya It is awful when this happens I feel like I have lost one of my Family
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Ya can't help but to love them they grow on ya
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh gabs, I am praying that you will soon have good news regarding the whereabouts of your beloved Simba. I know how much we can grow to love our pets and we do worry when they go missing. Hopefully he will stroll home after being on the prowl for a week. Please keep us informed. Hugs.
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Thank you Worldwise but he has never done this ever as he has been done and was always near the House so I am still hoping that he will be ok I really am
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@royal52gens (5398)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I hope Simba returns home soon so you will not be sad or worrying. When our cat was missing, the kids put out flyers and talked to lots of the neighbors. We did find our cat........living with the neighbors pigs. Oh what a mess. And stink....there was a lot of shampooing to be done to make the cat presentable again. I hope you are as lucky and find Simba hanging out with some friends.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Sweet I do not have much hope on that as Simba would never be far from the House none of the Cats are and he would always be there for his food always no matter what But I hope he does come back
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh gosh gabs! I'm so sorry! I will definetely keep you and Simba in my prayers! I was told one time to take some dirty clothes and lay them around the neighborhood so the cat can smell them and may even lay on them as a comfort from the smell of his owners so I thought I'd pass that along to you in hopes it'll work. Don't stop looking for him though because I'm sure he's very lost and is trying to find his way home. Also, please keep my mom in your prayers as well because her cat went missing on August 6th and still hasn't been found. We've put flyers up and went door to door and passed out flyers too to no avail. We're not giving up yet but she's grieving so hard. Bless yours and Simba's heart!
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I will definitely remember to keep your mom in my prayers and hope that her cat returns. Try looking in the shelters nearby. It's possible that the cat was picked up and taken there. You can also call each shelter with a description of the cat and ask if they have him/her. Hope that the cat is found soon. All best!
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Awww thanks so much! Mom has checked the shelters and so far nothing. We're not sure but we think coyotes have gotten her. We pray not but it's very possible since there are some in the area. We're not going to give up just yet either.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Thank you Sweetie Simba would never wander he always stayed by the House and I will pass this onto the Kids I will of course keep your Mum in my thoughts Sweetie If I am not wrong you wrote about this and I responded I was hoping that he was found by now
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• United States
9 Oct 07
I'm sorry to hear that your cat is missing. Was he fixed? Most the time male cats that aren't fixed will roam away from there home in search of well you get the point. I'm sure he will find his way back home to where he can be kept safe. In any case I will be keeping Simba in my prayers until he comes home safely. *hugs*
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Yes Jewel he was that is why he would always stay near the House I had him done as soon as he was old enough Big Hugs to you
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• United States
9 Oct 07
Well my heart goes out to you Gabs. I do truly hope he makes it home safely or is found alive. I am sure also that your kids will do everything in their power to make sure that he is found. I'm here if you need to talk at anytime, I'm just a pm away. Take care!
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Oh Jewel thank you A Neighbor seems to think she saw him sit on the Drive way yesterday but he has still not been in yet for his Food and the Kids have not seen him so I am hoping it was him that the Neighbor saw but if it was why is he not going in that is what I can't understand
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh no! Im sorry to hear that gabs. I will certainly hope and pray for Simbas safe return home. That reminds of my little Blackie when she left. I still think of her often. Please keep us updated on this. Lots of love and hugs to you. Stay possitive
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Thank you Sweetie I really hope he will turn up but I have not a lot of Hope as he never wandered of Love and Hugs to you
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Hey sweetie it must be getting late where you are so you have a good nights sleep. Love you.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
No it is only 10.30 and no chance of sleep right now I will go in about an hour or so
@rosie_123 (6116)
9 Oct 07
Oh my sweet Gabs - you know how much I understand your pain and tears right now. Cats are my babies - and I truly feel for you. I'm not going to say please don't worry because I know you will - but - you know - there is light at the end of the tunnel. You know I have Clarence - the stray cat I took in a few months ago, who is still very VERY wild? Well a few weeks ago he went missing. I broke my heart, but I also knew that he is a wanderer, and had not totally adopted my house as "home" yet, - so I thoght maybe he had decided to leave and have some more adventures again. He is not a cat who you will ever "tame" completely. Anyway - on Sunday afternoon, I was sitting here on my own on myLot, (my man was down at the gym), and I heard the cat flap. I assumed it was just Sasha or one of the others, but when I looked round - who was there but Clarence:-)) He was very hungry and very dishevelled, but he had come home to me. He hasn't left the house since!!! So maybe Simba will do the same. Cats are very resilient and strong - remember what Lily went through and survived? I assume your daughter has contacted the local Vets and Rescue Centres in case anyone has handed a cat in? And I assume also asked the neighbours to check their sheds, garages and outhouses in case he has got locked in? Anyway - please try not to crymy love, because all those sobs can't be good for your poor chest. You know I am not a praying person, but I will send all my positive thoughts, love, and hugs to you and Simba, from me and my cat family. Take care and be strong my friend, Love, Rose (Lily, Sasha, Wilby, Frodo, Henry and Clarence) xxxxxx PS. My partner says why do I always forget him (LOL!) - so here's love from Eduardo too:-))
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
The thing that worries me is that he never wanders away from the House none of them do and he would always be the first one to be there for the Food Yes the Kids have done all that and they will carry on searching tomorrow they have searched Sheds and things like that and no sign yet Thank you Rosie I really appreciate your Friendship No it is not doing my Chest much good but the tears keep coming I just can't help it It is repeated History when 10 years ago my lovely Persian went missing and he was very close to me and not leave the Area then one Day he was gone never to be found Tell Eduardo thank you for sending his Love and I am sending mine back to all of you Thank you Rosie you are one of my loveliest Friends and because of you and a couple of others that is why I am still here Love and Hugs
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@rosie_123 (6116)
9 Oct 07
Thanks sweetie, and all we can do is hope. I know what you mean about cats that wander and those who don't. My Wilby never goes outside the garden and he always comes as soon as you call him, and my two old females I had years ago were the same. Anyway - I shall stay hopeful, and hope for better news in the morning. Take care sweetie and goodnight xxxxx
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
There is still no news yet Mel said yesterday that the Neighbor saw him sitting by the house in the morning but the Kids have not seen him yet and as far as they know he has not been in for the food either but I really hope it was him that the neighbor saw Big Hugs
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@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
10 Oct 07
I know for SImba to be gone that long is unreal as he waqs always by your side. DO you think he might have treid to follow you or maybe he went girling! and found more girls than he bargined for and it is taking him longer to cat around! lololl A little lite side there. I sure do hope the kids find him well and safe as breautiful as he is someone might have decided to keep him. good luck and blessings
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Well he might have been spotted yesterday but not to sure as the Kids have not seen him yet and he has still not been for his Food I just hope it was him that was sitting on the Kids Drive but strange he has not been in
@Lakota12 (42607)
• United States
11 Oct 07
yes very strange but hope you find him soon good luck and hugs hugs hugs
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@Stiletto (4582)
9 Oct 07
Oh Gabs I hope he turns up safe and sound soon. I've had cats go missing before and it's so worrying. You know there's every chance he's getting fussed over and fed by someone and that's why he's not gone back home yet. I love cats but they can be thoughtless little so and so's sometimes! The idea that their owner is frantic with worry never enters their heads! I'll keep him in my thoughts and let me know as soon as you hear anything. xx
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Hi Stiletto well there is a possible chance he was seen sitting outside the Kids House yesterday but it is strange that he will not go in if it was him, the Kids have not seen him yet I hope it was him and I hope to hear from the Kids soon that they have seen him to I really do Big Hugs to you xxx
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@Stiletto (4582)
11 Oct 07
Well that's good news but it is strange that he's not going in! I wonder if maybe something has scared him? Cats have really strange ways of looking at things sometimes - I once got a new sofa and one of my cats wouldn't go into the living room for about 2 weeks lol! It's not as if he was a timid cat normally but for some reason he just didn't like it. Anyway - it's still encouraging that he has maybe been spotted. I hope he's home soon xx
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@GardenGerty (136379)
• United States
10 Oct 07
For some of us our pets are like our children. I have had some go away and never come back again, no hide nor hair, no sign of them, and others have left and then returned like a boomerang kitty. I hope this is the case for you.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
I hope so to Gerty I really do A Neighbor said she saw him sit on the Kids Drive way yesterday morning but if it was him why is he not going in special for his food Hugs
@OURDEW (4810)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Hi gabs, I am so sorry that Simba is missing. I will be hoping for a return soon. I once had a cat run out the door on me and I thought he would never return but he did about a week later. Good luck.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Well hopefully he was seen yesterday but the Kids have still not seen him and he is always the first there for his food Thank you Sweet
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Oh Gabs, if I was there I would be combing the country side looking for Simba. I know what you are dealing with I lost one of my cats one time and I though that I would never find her but thank goodness she had tags on and two days later a lady called and said that she had my cat. I will pray that you all find Simba and that she comes home safe and sound. Hugs!!
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
He might have been seen yesterday but they are not sure as he is still not going in for his food I lost a beautiful Persian 10 years ago he would never go to strangers and stay in the Area and one Day he never returned he never got found and I really hope that what I heard at the time is not true and many Cats went missing at the same time I just hope that was Simba yesterday that the Neighbor saw sitting outside the Kids House
@raydene (9874)
• United States
10 Oct 07
Hey Doll, I am soooo sorry. I will be thinking of you Sweets and give my love to Mel.I hope he comes back. Is he an old guy? If he hasn't been nuetered he may be just romancing..I will be thinking possitive thoughts. xoxoxoxo
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
He is the youngest of all of them only 7 and he has been done all of them have that is why they stay round the House all the time Well there is a chance that a neighbor saw him sit outside the Kids House yesterday but they have still not seen him and he has still not been in for his food which he loves so I really hope it was him It is strange that he is not going in if it was him xxxxxxxxxxx
@Grandmaof2 (7602)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
I have a very good feeling about this. I would amost bet Simba was just put out that you came for a visit and left again. Don't be surprized if the cat returns. Good luck and please do keep us up to date. Take care.
@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Hey Grandmaof2 I think your feeling might be right as a Neighbor told Mel yesterday that she saw him sit outside the House but it is strange that he is not going inside specially for his food as he loves his food lol
• Canada
9 Oct 07
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear Simba is missing. I really hope he turns up safe and sound in the meantime you and the kitty are in my thoughts. Sending you a group hug from all of us (the dog, the cat and me)
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Thank you Home Flower there was a bit of news yesterday apparently he was seen sitting outside the House yesterday morning but it seems strange that he would not go in very strange I really hope it was him but the Kids have not seen him yet Hugs back to you
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh gabs, I'm so sorry about this..your Simba looks like one of my former kitties, Taffy....yes you better believe that my prayers are for Simba's safe return home and I hope you keep us up-dated!!
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Well Pye a Neighbor seems to think that she saw Simba sitting outside the House yesterday Morning I hope it was him I really do but it is strange that he has still not been in the House specially at feeding time but I really hope it was him Hugs to you
@weemam (13377)
9 Oct 07
awee sweetheart , I hope they find him soon , I am sure they will , By what I hear about cats the have a built in homing signal , let me know when they find him pleasse , we lost our dog once ( years ago) we found him but I know exactly what you are going through , he will be found too I am sure xxx
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Hi Weemam well a Neighbor seems to think she saw him sit outside the House yesterday morning but the Kids have still not seen him and it is strange that he has not been in I really hope it was him the Kids are still looking out for him Hugsxxxxxxxxxx
• United States
9 Oct 07
Cats often get into places - ours turned up missing a few days ago, and we found him inside our pop-up camper! We store our extension cords inside it when it's not in use. My hubby opened the door, put the cords back in, and shut the door. NEVER SAW THE CAT GO IN!! Fortunately, that was the first place I thought of when he didn't come in at night. Have your family check around the house - storage building, basement, attic, cars and campers and such... and have the neighbors for about six blocks do the same, even if they think it's impossible because they watched every second! Also, put up signs and check the shelters.
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 07
Thank you Kath all that has been done and a Neighbor thinks she saw him outside the House yesterday but the Kids have not seen him yet and it is strange for him not to go in specially for his food
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
9 Oct 07
I am sorry to hear your Simba is missing. I have seen so many people lose their animals. They all call the PD in case someone calls us to report finding them. I often wonder if they get found. Once I actually found a missing dog at my house..lol. At least I knew where he belonged. I know it's hard, but don't give up hope, sometimes hope is all we have !! ((( hugs )))
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@gabs8513 (48703)
• United Kingdom
9 Oct 07
Thank you Sweetie I will try not to and thank you for replying with the emotions you have at the moment Big Hugs to you
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