Still no good news on Gemini. However, it is only 7:15 here in Seattle and lots of day light left.Â Â We have left out temptations along the fence line, figuring that she might smell them when she gets hungry (of course so will tons of other cats, but oh well).
We do want to thank everyone for your good wishes and for checking back.Â You have noÂ idea how wonderful it is to know that the cat blogging community is so supportive. Â Your purrs and purrayers are much appreciated. Â We hope that the people who say she should be within a couple of houses are right. We worry because we think she got scared.Â We think that early this morning she may have tried to use the hole in the screenÂ to come back in, but the door was closed, so when she pulled back out, she pulled the screen out and it fell on the chair behind her–but that would have scared her.Â We have lots of wooded areas here so hopefully she didn’t need to run too far to hide.Â We think it probably happened about 5:30 or 6 AM because that’s about the time that Cheysuli jumped on the bed and was particularly annoying (even for her) so I think she heard something. Also, Ben heard something about that time as well and saw Chey by the door and thought she had made the noise so he didn’t check further.
Gemini is also semi-feral.Â She is the sweetest cat but not a lover and is so timid with people. Â I saw a cat about a quarter of a mile away that may have been her mother–but that cat had a home and obviously hadn’t deposited her kittens near me.Â Still Gemini was where I found her, so she is a wanderer!
She’s not a big eater or particularly fond of any food. Still I walked around with the treat jar and shook it and looked under everything I could.Â We have walked through every back yard we’ve found someone at home at. We have signs up.Â The local children are looking.Â The signs all say she is timid.
I am hopeful that as the sun starts to set, she’ll decide to get more active and maybe wander around and nibble on the crunchies we have by our back door and I keep checking on.Â I also have some treats out by the front door.Â We have dirty socks by both doors and then I brushed Georgia and balled up her fur and put that outside too.Â Georgia came out to help me look, but although she was great at helping me locate my wandering male cat when he wandered outside (a frequent happening and so much less of a scare), I think her mental facilities are too far gone for her to be much help at this point.
Thank you all again and let’s all hope that tomorrow morning (Seattle time) finds a good news post here!