Toots came to me when i lived in London, she had been turning up
at our door for a few weeks and was quite keen to stick around, at the time we had no cats but the previous owner had put a cat flap in the back door for their cat and so one day she just popped her little head through and shes been with us ever since. I discovered her history having met her original owner who happened to live down the street from me, she told me that Toots had been a rescue cat and she had adopted both her and her brother when they were kittens, however she presumes that when she decided to get a couple of big dogs Toots took a disliking to them and decided to toddle down the street to live with us instead!
She lived with my boyfriend and I in Lndon for 3 and a half years pretty much doing as she pleased, going in and out whenever she fancied it would often stay away for a day or two at a time, once she went for 4 weeks!!
However last xmas my boyfriend and I decided to move to Brighton and the flat we bought was on the second floor with only balcony access outside. I felt it cruel to keep her here as she is an independent creature so I decided to see how she would settle in at my mums house in Scotland. I took her up there at the end of last November and kept her indoors for a month while I stayed with her. At first she was not happy and slept very close to me every night sometimes lying on my face much to my amusement!!
And my mum has a 1 year old female boxer puppy who is the sweetest dog in the world called Holly, Toots and Holly didnt get on at first but after a few months they were the best of friends!
Toots went outside of her own accord just before xmas day and she came back in of her own accord a couple of hours later. Everything seemed to be fine for the months after that, she was loving the countryside and was quite happily wandering in and out of the cat flap and being fed very well by my mum who spoils her rotten!! She settled in very well and the last time i went to visit she chose to sleep in her own bed rather than coming to sleep with me so i felt like she'd decided this was now her new home.
However on the 1st of March she went out that morning at around 5.30am and has never come back.
Its been 6 weeks now and we have mounted the biggest search ever enlisting Ramblers to walk the fields, canoeists to scan the river nearby, weve distributed 500 leaflets in the small village nearby and have been out every night since shouting her.
We're all heartbroken, she was wearing her collar with her phone number on it at the time
I live in hope that she is out exploring and having an adventure and will walk in the door any minute now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.