Return of the Prodigal Cat

The short version – Brandy is back!

The longer version.  Brandy has been gone 25 days (yes, I’ve been counting).  Yesterday, I took a day off from searching, and felt guilty about it.  But I had to – emotionally I’ve had so many highs and lows.

This morning, as I was making coffee, there was a pounding at my door – and I really did think that it might be news of Brandy.  Trish, my upstairs neighbor was coming back from taking her girls to school, and she spied Brandy hanging out on the stairs leading to her apartment.  So, she quickly got me, and there she was – way thinner, but ok.

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I called to her, and she came down, but tried to go around me, and I nabbed her hindparts and didn’t let her go, getting a hiss (but no claws) for my trouble.  Once she was in my arms, she was totally calm.  After a couple of hurrays! with Trish, I got her back into the apartment.

She’s checking everything out, and eating up a storm – fortunately she’s pacing herself in that department. I think she lost a couple of pounds on this adventure, and her fur is pretty matted, but I’m not finding an obvious injuries at the moment.   She’s taken a nap on my lap, and now is on the eco-wool afghan (my cats do know the good stuff).

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Later today we head to the vet to have her checked out.  Whew!  The stories Brandy has in her that I’ll never know…

10 replies on “Return of the Prodigal Cat”

Thanks all. I’m thrilled too. And grateful she’s pretty ok. We head out to the vets within the hour – not a fun thing, but I want to make sure she’s ok. But it’s looking very good.

I’m so happy to hear this. And happy to hear that she seems fine. I’m sure she’s happy to be warm, dry and fed again. She certainly has had an experience.

It would have been interesting to have one of those kitty-cameras attached to her collar to see what she had been up to all this time.

Glad she is back!@

Apparently, the more recent versions of the microchips actually have GPS capabilities, which sounds totally awesome, and would have been a big help. I might consider rechipping at some point!
Brandy is looking better today – she’s cleaned herself up grooming wise, and eating well, and lot’s of snuggling. Not at all interested in the outdoors at the moment. Izzie is getting back to her fun ways, and clearly glad that Brandy is back, even if it means sharing attention.

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