Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Gregory is missing, and I am lost

In the fall of 1995, Gregory appeared in my life one day as an apartment stray. Last Sunday, over 13 years later, he disappeared. I don't know where he is or what happened to him.

If someone had found him, surely they would have called me. I have signs all over the neighborhood, ads in the papers and online, lost cat reports at the shelter and emergency clinic, and my number is on his collar if he hasn't lost it. It's been terribly cold the last few nights. If he's trapped outside I don't know that he'd survive. If he's trapped inside he'd be awfully thirsty by now.

Gregory, my old friend, I'm sorry I couldn't save you this time. If I could throw a blanket over the whole world, to keep you warm and protected, until someone found you and brought you home to me, I would.

Gregory was last seen in West Asheville near Olney Rd. and Vermont Ave. He is grey and white, 10 pounds, male, neutered.


Cindy said...

I am really sorry. Gregory is an awesome cat. Have great pictures of him sleeping with Annika.

Anonymous said...

Diana, I am very sorry that Gregory hasn't returned. You obviously love him and it makes me sad to hear how upset you are. I will pray for his return, and hope for the best for him wherever he may be.

speedvegan said...

I really feel for you. I hope he is safe wherever he is and that he finds his way back to you soon. Keep us posted.

Diana said...

Thank you guys for your good wishes and kindness. You cannot imagine how happy I am to have Gregory back home with me. He is pretty darn happy too! The vet couldn't even get his heartbeat because he was purring so relentlessly!!! I can't believe he is here. We are so lucky.