I've taken him in for his shots, and payed for his neuter. He means alot to me. I hated cats before this, but he's special. But he doesn't get on great with the other cats..our other males fight with him and he never gets to share their space or food bowl. I feel sorry for him because of this, and he hence he's underfoot a great deal.
We've had him for two years, but about two months ago he disappeared. I thought he was dead and was quite upset..Til he reappered a month later, a normal weight, for a couple days til he left again. And reappared days later. THis has been ongoing. I KNOW he's being going to a neighbors. So I put a collar on him, and went out and got a special tag made and bolted onto the collar with his name and my phone number. He disappeared again. And came back, with the collar.
He just reappared again tonight..Without the collar. I'm upset. He's hardly around anymore. We live in a remote area with very few neighbors, and I'm afraid he;s going to get nailed by a coyote in route to where he sneaks off to. A new couple, down on their luck, just moved into the cabin up the road. They arrived about the same time his disappearing act started. They have a little kid. I'm almost certain that's where he's going.
I'm really upset. I get the feeling that when they move in a couple months, and are back on their feet, my cat will be going to. I can't keep him indoors all the time, because it makes him unhappy and my brother is allergic. AND WHO WOULD KEEP A CAT THAT HAS A COLLAR ON IT? HOW WRONG IS THAT?
Any ideas or advice? I'm also afraid if I push the issue and put a note on him like a carrier pidgeon, he may not come back at all.