Lost paws

Please help Tom find Daisy. She should be highly visible against the snow.

41 comments:

Headhunter said...

I think I've seen those posters along the street. It's amazing how many cats seem to get lost in Brockley! Never a day goes by without a "lost cat" sign being strapped to a tree along Manor Ave it seems. Is someone catnapping them all? Anyway good luck finding the mog...

Brockley Kate said...

Aw poor Daisy. Hope she comes back soon.

Anonymous said...

If only there were some sort of cat man who could look out for their interests. :(

Anonymous said...

Sorry - not very mung-PC of me - "cat person"

Tom G said...

Cheers, a few people think they saw her on Saturday/Sunday (Before the snow) between the gardens of Manor Avenue and Upper Brockley Road. We found this out yesterday, took a look, but had no luck.

It's possible that she may be sheltering in a shed (out of the snow) so please take a look, it would be hugely appreciated.

From the sightings it looks like she may have lost her collar (which was green/yellow).

If you do happen to see her please could you let her into your house and give us a call to pick her up!! (Ps. She's house trained!)

Thanks in advance.

Her sister 'Ruby' is awaiting her return!!

Anonymous said...

A cat that doesn't like to picked up (in the handling sense). Hmmm

In other words she'll scratch out your eyeballs out and take off your skin unless affection is on her terms.

Cats like this terrify me.

(Hope she turns up though)

fred vest said...

not much help now probably, but is it possible these days to track chipped cats by GPS? i know that's not what chipping means but you'd think it would be fairly easy and cheap to do - would be interesting just seeing where they go even when not lost anyway - another thing i saw once was a tiny camera on a dogs head (police dog) and they can then see what the dog see's when they put it into old warehouses and that and when they are out sniffing for a living - another generation or so it will be available for humans to record their lives through their own eyes with, it's already had decent feedback in trials of alzheimars patients as it helps memory retention and even if you can't remember what you did you can still watch it back on the telly

hope you're cat turns up

Anonymous said...

Saying a cat that doesn't like to be picked up will scratch your eyes out is an over reaction to say the least. She's a 1 year old cat, not a tiger!!

Anonymous said...

She looks like she's doing pilates in that pic, maybe she's over at the Sunflower centre?

Anonymous said...

Looks like more of a spread-pic. Perhaps to be seen doing glamour modelling in the darkside.

The Cat Man said...

Ah bless, I get very scared if my cats do not return in less than a few hrs after being outside.

The high amount of 'missing' signs i see around Brockley are quite intimidating to say the least, hence why I used to 'walk' my cats on a lead around westside.

I find its not a problem nowadays through, they never seen to go far. Maybe the C area Henrittas and hoo-rah Henrys have scared them all away?

oryx said...

Beware of possible sightings leading you to concentrate your search in one area, and make sure you put up a few posters a bit further away from where you think she might go. I don't mean New Barnet ;-) but maybe the odd one in, say, Telegraph Hill/Crofton Park. This is the voice of (very sad) experience speaking.

All the best with finding her - it sounds like most missing cats do come home.

JPM said...

I think I saw this cat in the woodshed in my garden, prior to snowfall. I'll check tonight.

I think foxes may be the culprits for missing cats, but others say not so.

Tom G said...

Thanks Oryx,

Appreciate the advice, it's a good idea.

Tom G said...

JPM,

What road do you live on?

Thanks.

The Cat Man said...

Most foxes will not attack cats and they leave each other alone.

However, if the fox is from the countryside and new to 'urban' lifestyle it has been known to kill domestic cats.

It happended to a relatives cat before Christmas. Quite scary stuff to see a mangled beloved huddled in a heap in the garden.

Its very rare though, and i really cannot see this explaining the frequency of missing cat posters.

I think its a higher liklehood this is due to diverse eating habits and dodgy 'meat' shops!

The Cat Man said...

She lives on manor road

JPM said...

Hi TomG, ignore the plonker, as I'm a He, who does live on Manor Avenue (not road).

I've checked the shed and there is no cat there, but I'll wander around later and take a look periodically. It was quite dark, it was a black cat, and I'm not sure if it had white markings.

Tom G said...

OK, Thanks for checking, it's appreciated.

Monkeyboy said...

Ahhh! the soft cuddly side of our revolutionary socialist is revealed. Although if cats could vote, they would vote slightly right of Norman Tebbit in my opinion - and I speak as a cat fan.

Or am I wrong? answers on a sustainable, recycled postcard please.

Hope the cat turns up, they generally do.

Anonymous said...

Cats are the Nazis of the Animal world, that's for sure.

Headhunter said...

Manor Avenue changed its name from Manor Road in the 1930s, you're living in the past, Cat Man...

Monkeyboy said...

Oh god what have I started...

Some cats are generous and believe in a fair and equitable society. Share their food, empathise with others and help their fellow moggies OK?

(but most don't)

The Cat Man said...

Yes, they like to co-operate with each other. One of my cats really likes to lick the other ones....


...face, for instance.

They go out patrolling the garden together too!

Monkeyboy said...

I rest my case……

Anonymous said...

"They go out patrolling the garden together too!"

This militaristic overtone is playing right into Monkeyboy's hands.

Do they goose-step?

Anonymous said...

The vet recently told me that cats who leave together really don't like eachother, and spend their time in simmering hatred. The evidence for this is that when one cat in the house dies, the other cat's health complaints clear up.
He also said that in 20 years of being a vet, he's only seen one case of predation by a fox.

Anonymous said...

http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/kitler/pics/kitler8.jpg

drakefell debaser said...

Monkeyboy, I hope you just stumbled on that website accidentally?

Fred's idea of GPS tracking devices is a good one given the amount of cats that do go missing. One for the dragons den perhaps.

Monkeyboy said...

The internet has a home for EVERY special interest group.

drakefell debaser said...

Agreed, going by the outfit there is someone out there making nazi uniforms for cats too. Or Kitlers as they are called.

Anonymous said...

Poor you! I had a miserable day with my cat being outdoors, very out of characterly, for about 12 hours. Luckily for me, he returned, cool as a cucumber, at about 9 pm. Today, when I let him out, I made a snow-free path for him (as instructed by cat-expert friend) and got him back indoors very quickly. I realise that, because he doesn't wear a collar or tag, any kindly neighbour who gives him shelter has no way of contacting me to let me know he's fine.

Easy to say, but think there's a good chance your moggy will be fine.

Tom G said...

Hello,

Thanks for the calls/feedback regarding the sightings of Daisy over the last 5 days.

Fortunately she found her way back after 5 days in a very skinny and hungry state.

I must say that the sense of community spirit around the Brockley area is very warming.

Thanks,

Tom G

Brockley Kate said...

Yay!!!! Great news. You must be so relieved.

patrick1971 said...

"The vet recently told me that cats who leave together really don't like eachother, and spend their time in simmering hatred."

This is true, and is one of the biggest causes of behavioural problems in cats. They're NOT social animals. The only time in their natural state when you see them seek out other cats' company apart from breeding is during nursing, when nursing mothers will often help each other out.

Getting a second cat to keep the first one company whilst you're out at work is usually a huge mistake. Cats really have to be brought up with each other, and neutered, in order to tolerate each other, and even then there'll often be power struggles between them which causes the loser to get stressed and thus develop physical problems as a manifestation of that stress.

Comment said...

Any news on the whereabouts of this cat?

Brockley Jon said...

Very very pleased that she's back! She and her sister are two of my fave local cats - I think it's Ruby that I often have a little stroke of when I'm strolling past Manor Av/Ashby Rd. Good to get some cat therapy :)

Monkeyboy said...

Yeah back after an abortive attempt to invade Poland! ;-)

quick brown fox said...

Hurrah! Very good news. I know how sickening it is when a cat goes AWOL.

My sister and her colleagues looked after a cat who turned up at the school she works at - even coming in over Christmas to feed it. Not microchipped and no response to adverts with vets, RSPCA etc. After several months it turned out she lived half a mile away and had got lost after crossing a main road. The owners were delighted and really touched someone had taken the trouble to care for her. So you just never know....

Anyway, glad to see your worries were over rather more quickly than that!

JPM said...

TomG, I wished I'd notice your post earlier. I've been popping my head out into the garden going Daisy! Daisy! followed by a mieaowwww sound that fooled no one, least of all Daisy by all accounts.

I'm pleased for you.

Anonymous said...

There's an old Japanese gentleman, who lives at Jasmin house (Wickham Road), that is supposed to be rather talented when it comes to finding lost cats. Mr Nakata - I believe he's called.

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