"Lost Cat" Cedar Park, 2016
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1600
“Lost Cat” Cedar Park, 2016

こんばんは!How’s it going?

Yesterday, our cat Yuzu snuck out and we couldn’t find her all night long. And it was a coooold night, dropping down into the 40’s! ❄️ We realized she was gone at about 8pm, and I walked around the neighborhood, then drove as well, but couldn’t find her… it was quite upsetting, but I was expecting to have a neighbor find her and return her. I had posted in our neighborhood Facebook group and told our cul-de-sac neighbors to keep an eye open for her.

Overnight, we left the garage door cracked open, and a bowl of cat food to try to lure her home. I checked a couple times during the night and early morning, but didn’t find Yuzu, although the food had been eaten. I didn’t know if another cat might have eaten the food or not, but was hopeful that Yuzu would turn up today.

But as the day went on, there was no word of any sighting, so in the early afternoon I made some Lost Cat signs and was going to put them up in the neighborhood. Due to a technical issue (the masking tape was old and not too sticky) I returned home without posting any, and when I pulled into the driveway, I saw Yuzu in the garage eating from the bowl of food!

I quickly got out of the car, closed the garage, and made sure to trap her inside. Then when we went into the garage to get her, she was hiding way back in a corner. Now I suspect that she was holed up there overnight and all day!

So all’s well now, and we’re happy that she is safe and sound and reunited with her sister, Anko, and Lani. And we’ll need to be more careful because Yuzu likes to sneak out! 🐱

Stay warm tonight!

おやすみなさい!

– B Barron Fujimoto

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