Monday, November 18, 2013

Finding Tucker--the story!

I went out at dusk on Monday, and walked through our back alley. I decided to go out the furthest that he had been sighted and work my way back home. I was near a corner--where both Jim and I had checked many times before. I saw a cat emerge from under a car, and I immediately recognized those two eyeballs.

I called his name, and he meowed. I came closer and offered him some treats, and he ran away. I called Jim on the phone, frantic, then went over to where I saw him run. I kept calling his name, over and over. He was meowing but keeping a distance. I sat down and kept repeating his name, and he finally came to me.

I scooped him up and ran to the street. I saw an SUV with a female driver and asked her for a ride.  I'm sure I sounded nuts, but I didn't care.

He's thin, dirty, and a little confused, but who cares?!? He is home. I made a vet appointment for Wednesday night to check him over. He's in my lap now, purring away. Jim took this photo, which is now my favorite.



Thank you, thank you, for all of the support, purrs, and love you have sent us during the past 11 days. It kept us going. We are so thankful. I made myself some promises if he comes back, and I plan to honor them. Stay tuned in the coming days.

32 comments:

Random Felines said...

OMC!!! Thank heaven he is home and safe. Purrs to all of you.....

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I can tell you right now that is my favorite photo too.. I am oh so happy for you and Jim and Tucker..

Laila and Minchie said...

We are beyond thrilled!!! Now we are going to go have a good cry...of joy!

MrsB said...

You know he's been looking for you just as hard as you've been looking for him.

Best kind of pet parents...the ones who never give up.

All that hard work paid off..

We are all so happy for you, Jim and Tucker.

Good boy.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Look at the smile on your face. Can tell you're really happy to have Tucker home. Have a good night's rest.

Katnip Lounge said...

OMG OMG OMG.......!!!!!!!!

This MADE my week, thank goodness you never lost faith in your precious boy...give him a million extra kisses from me!

xx Trish

The Island Cats said...

I am SO happy you found Tucker and he is now home! It just shows you that you should never give up hope. Please give that boy some scritches from me.

Sue
ox

Susan said...

I sound like a broken record, but I am so, so happy for you. :)

BoSoxAmy said...

I can't tell you how happy I am for all of you!

Greg_1948 said...

On Thanksgiving Day, I think I know a cat who will have a turkey of his own! I am very pleased to hear of Tucker's rescue. It only goes to show you, that you must persevere and never give up! I definitely increased "security" around here, after hearing Tucker's story. I have confidence he is only cold and hungry, and a bit shy, but he will recover quickly. Hopefully, he will be satisfied, and not try a stunt like that again!!!

Prancer Pie said...

Concatulations!!! What a great early Christmas present! Sending purrs to all of you. XOXO

Cat said...

Thank heavens you found him!!!! I can imagine how frantic you have been and maybe losing hope after so many days. I am so profoundly happy that Tucker is safe and sound at home where he belongs!!!!

Roberta said...

That is a beautiful picture of you and Tucker and your smile captures the joy of his return. I was on pins and needles reading your story of how he was found. He knew you would find him. Big hugs to all of you.

Katie and Glogirly said...

OMC!!! This is jus the best news EVER. I can only imagine your relief. Oh Sweet Tucker... Bless you.
xo

Ted Timmons said...

OMG! Great news! So happy you found Tucker. Didn't know what to say before this.

Angel and Kirby said...

he was scared and lonely and hunting you as much as yo were hunting him Hope the vet visit proves he is all OK!

M Dawson said...

HE'S HOME!!! HE'S HOME!!!! HE'S HOME!!!!

* throws confetti into the air, scatters catnip and cat treats all around.

HE IS HOME!!!!

PDX pride said...

Sooo glad to hear this!!!!!

Rachel Johnson said...

That's wonderful news. I'm so happy for you. It must have been dreadful while Tucker was lost, wondering how he was. Be a sweetheart Tucker and don't go walkabout again, your humans were worried sick.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, Tucker...If only you truly could put pen to paper or paw to keyboard and relate your "adventures."

Don't. Ever. Do. This. Again. :-)

We're so glad he's home, safe and sound. Purrayers answered, in this case. Fantastic!

1cat1dog said...

I'm so, SO happy to see that Tucker's back where he belongs, safe and sound in your arms.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am over-the-moon thrilled to see Tucker back home in your arms! This has made my week!

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

We are so happy that Tucker is home safe and sound. It made our day reading your post.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

So very happy for you and Tucker!!!

Cats of wildcat woods

crazykittykat1 said...

So glad you could find your sweet cat. I think your intuition must have guided you to him. Just awesome.

Loretta Thomas said...

OMC Miss Kitty and I are so late...but, YAY...Welcome Home Tucker!!!
Purrs and more YAY'S

The Adventures of Scarlett and Melly said...

HURRAY!!!!! Oh, this is such GREAT news.

Texas, a Cat in... Austin said...

I am so glad to learn that Tucker is home! I am late but so glad to read these news!!

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

So glad your boy is home =)

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Two kitties on the porch couch

Ringo and Lucy both love to sneak out on the porch anytime they can (with sneak meaning that Jim opens the door for them).