Thanks for your help and advice, I will continue to do all that I can to find our little lad and bring him back home, although with not being in good health, I am somewhat restricted at times, as to how far I can travel.
Blackie means the world to me and I will do anything to find out what has happened to him, the saying is, that ‘no news is good news’, but not in this case. It is the constant uncertainty of what has gone on that is the worst thing to deal with and my every thought seems to be of, where he is now and alternatively, what if he has passed on.
I try to keep thinking positively, but today now means that he has been away from home for exactly three months and although I have read about many instances were cats have returned home after even longer periods than that, I still cannot help feeling that I may never see him again and that thought makes me feel so unbelievably sad inside.
I think also that because Blackie has always really been an outdoor cat, that all the roaming that he has done over his life time, has may be caught up on him and that age and time is not really on his side. I think that he is not like most other cats who go missing, because of the fact that he is not really too good with people, I am the only one who has ever handled him really. So basically I cannot imagine anyone finding him and befriending him, or being able to take him to a rescue centre or veterinary surgery, because of his wild at heart nature.
That said, I will go on searching and renewing his posters and pestering the vets who I have contacted, because I feel that I owe my pal at least that, although sometimes it does feel, that I am waiting for a phone call or an e-mail, that never seems to come!
It is only people like you that really know how I am feeling at the moment, the sadness I feel inside, never seems to subside and even after three months, my feelings never change. You would think that a grown man of fifty two years of age would have a bit more sense wouldn’t you, but because of the bond that I have with Blackie, which may have something to do with my medical condition, because he has helped me get through some difficult times, means that I feel so strongly about him.
Thanks for taking the time to help, I know full well that Blackie is only one of many thousands of missing, loved pets and I will be sure to let you know when my little lad returns.