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c0324- Bynx

Hi Sue,

I am sorry we have not been in contact before now but we have been on our holidays, and yes, it was wonderful, just sorry we had to come back.... but then again it is good to be back because BYNX is back with us also.

Since coming back from our holidays we have been inundated with calls from people claiming they have seen him. As a matter of fact on the day we were due to go on holiday we received a call from a woman who said that a cat of his description had had a fight with her cat in her garden and she was sure it was him. As you no doubt would have guessed, we were almost late getting to the airport because Marie just had to investigate. I am not sure what she would have done if it was him but there you are.... that’s Marie for you.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, last night we received a call from a young woman who claimed that a cat fitting BYNX'S description had been meowing in her garden for some time, and that it had spent time in the garden with her and her husband earlier in the evening. Just by chance they had to park their car on a street at the back of their house (they normally park in the drive but it is being repaired or something and the road is very busy), so by having to park at that location they happened to see the poster for the first time. When she rang us she gave a detailed description of him, including his collar and the bell. We agreed that it sounded like our BYNX so we told her his name. A very short time after, she called back to say she had been very excited about him and went into the garden to see if she could see him. She said she called his name and he appeared immediately. Needless to say we rushed round to the house and lo and behold a skinny and emaciated cat was in her kitchen, drinking milk and scoffing ham slices. We recognised him immediately and of course there were lots of hugs between Marie and this woman Claire, and between Marie and BYNX. I hate to think what her husband was making of all this...hahahahahahaha... BYNX was very pleased to see us of course, although he was somewhat wary, (maybe he thought he would be told off).

Anyway, we took him home wrapped in a blanket (because in the excitement, we did not take a carrier with us). He was very subdued in the car, which was a bit strange because he was always one to protest at being in a car. At home he seemed to get into the mood of being home and feeling as right as rain. After a while he was going through the catalogue of tricks we had taught him...this was great because it was more confirmation for us, and made us more convinced that we had the right cat.

However, he really is not as well as he can be, not that he is seriously ill or anything, but he is very thin, his coat is matted, his eyes are glazed over (probably from tiredness and the fact that he has not been sleeping soundly), he seems to walk with a very slight limp  (although you have to know him to realise he is limping), he had diarrhoea and we suspect he has worms too because he tends to be sliding his rump across the floor too often. Of course he was begging for food all evening. We encouraged him to drink a lot of water and we fed him small amounts of food, just to make sure he was not starving.

We took him to the vet this morning and he has been given the all clear for the time being, at least. He was scanned for his chip, examined and wormed, his teeth were checked and his limbs were checked also. The vet seems to think that he may have had an injury in his hindquarters, which would indicate the reason for him straining to pass urine. She says that if he did have an injury it has healed very well, and that if he sustained an injury he might have ‘laid up’, giving him time to recover. It would also explain why he was not seen for so long she says. I HAVE ANOTHER THEORY ….. I personally thinks he was taken and that he took his chance and escaped.

He has lost a lot of weight. When he was last weighed just before he went missing, he was 5.5kg. When he was weighed this morning he was 3.7kg.

WE are sure he will be OK but I suppose it will take some time. Time is something we have a lot of so it will not be a problem. We have been advised to feed him on a bland diet for a few days to get his system adjusted to the richness of the food he was used to, and to keep him indoors for a couple of weeks. I suppose all we are able to do is watch ands see how he comes along.

2nd Day…Friday

Yesterday after our visit to the vets we emptied the house of kids to let him get some rest. On returning home from work he jumped off his perch and came to greet us at the front door, meowing for rubbing himself against our feet. His eyes look less glazed and he seems much happier. He was also more agile and alert

This morning at 0330 he woke me up again wanting to go out I suppose but of course that was never on the cards. It is now 0720 and he has been fed his prescription diet and he is now drinking from his fountain………I am sure he will be coming to me soon asking for more food.

Anyway, ‘All’s well that ends well’

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

Marie & Delroy and of course BYNX



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