Friday, August 24, 2007

Very Very Very Bad News

This is Karl. First I have to apologize: I posted and signed in Anastasia's name the last couple of days. I was trying hard not to face the horrible truth:
Anastasia is missing since Tuesday, August 21, early afternoon.

The staff is a mess.

We don't know what happened to her, but for her to not show herself in such a long time means she can't.
The maid and the butler hiked the desert for hours, calling for her. Nothing.
She has never done this, even if she stayed out overnight, she would show herself to let us know she's around.

Please pray for a miracle.

I might not be blogging for a while but I will keep you posted.

Lots of crying out here - we will not give up hope, but it looks very bad.

PLEASE send her your purrs.

Karl

78 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Oh Karl, I'm so sorry to hear that Anatasia is missing! I will pray for her to come home soon!

But try not to worry too much if she doesn't come back right away. When my mom was growing up, one of their cats, an indoor-only cat named Princess, somehow managed to slip out the door and she went missing. They searched high and low for her (the house was very close to a wooded area), put up signs across the neighbourhood, and spent a lot of time out looking for her. She was gone for weeks and weeks. Finally, about 6 weeks later, she showed up on the doorstep. She was very thin and they immediately took her to the vet. Fortunately, other than weight loss and some dehydration, she was fine.

Her personality changed after that, though. Before, she had always been a very shy, "stand-offish" kind of cat, hiding from people and not very affectionate. After her experience, she became incredibly affectionate and loving.

I will pray for Anatasia's quick return. Sendings hugs and purrs your way.

Emma's Kat said...

Oh no Karl! Please come home Ana!! I don't know if you remember Luna's story. Her blog address is Gatubelas=^_^=. She escaped from the vet's office and was missing I think for around 6 weeks too. Her mombean thought she was lost for good and they found Luna! Don't give up hope. Maybe somebody took her in. Just keep posting signs and checking in with Animal Control and SPCA. We will definately be keeping you in our thoughts and purrayers.

Emma's Kat said...

If you're interested, Luna's ordeal started August/Agosto 18, 2006. She writes in Spanish 1st then in English so her English amigos can read too.

Ruis said...

Oh no Karl. :'( This really is horrible! The truth is that I know how Anatasia is feeling, I took a few days trip myself last April and letting the other cats and our mommies in total horror, loss, fear and disbelief for days.

I've learned from it and we all will purrr very loud for her to be save and come back. We also send purrrrs to you, Karl, and the maid and the butler.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Oh no! We're purrin' as hard as we can for her to come home soon.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
Oh, no. We's be purraying fur Anatasia to find hers way home.
Purrs and huggs to effurryone,
KC

Morgen said...

Oh no, Karl.
We're sending out good vibes and purrs for Ana. And for you & your family.

Daphne, Chloe, Spooker, Jazper
and Not The Mama

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'll be purraying hard fur Ana to find her way home. Don't give up hope. Post pikshers of her and let all da naybors know. Check wif da animal agencies in yoor area, ours puts da pikshers of all da cats dey take in online so it's easy to look. Da more beans dat is looking da better!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh no! Karl, we are so sorry to hear the news about Ana! We are purrrrrring and purrayering for her to come home soon!! Purrrrs to the maid and butler, too!
Your FL furiends,

Victor Tabbycat said...

Oh Karl! Our purrs are wif you an yur fambly, an poor Anastasia, whereefur she is. This made me fink of Luna, in Spain, too. She was found after a month outside because of her beans puttin lost kitty ads efurrywhere.

We'll be purrayin fur lovely Anastasia! Keep us posted!

The Cat Realm said...

Thank you everybody!
The truth is: Anastasia would run away from every human being as far and fast as she can (ex-feral). And she knows her way around here, she IS an outdoor cat, even if we are in at night. SO for her not showing can only mean one thing: something prevents her. She could be injured is all I can think off. I try hard not to think about the bobcat. I feel lost.
Karl
Thank you for your support, we keep purring for her too.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hey, Karl, don't furget to ask yur naybors to check in their sheds an garages an maybe cars they don't use much. She mite be trapped sumwhere like that! Our naybor's kitty spent a nite in our garage once.

Henry Helton said...

Karl, I wish this were a joke, but I know that it is not. I got out of my house last week, but luckily I was only gone for an hour. I will not stop thinking about Anastasia and praying for her until she is home safe and sound. I hope you are okay, Karl.

Purrs and Licks
Henry (and Clyde)

Gemini and Cheysuli said...

Oh purrs and purrs and purrs for a miracle!

Is it possible she explored another garage or something and is locked in? That happened to Momma's cat when she was growing up. The people didn't normally have their garage open and Jet went into explore and was gone for two days. We'll hope that it is something like that and she'll get home and be very hungry

Oh and Jet wasn't a friendly cat either--the people weren't around when she went IN!

The Cat Realm said...

I see more and more people suggested she got locked in a garage or something. We live in a very remote part of town, no garages, only a few neighbors and they all know about her, even if they never see her because she is so human avoidance. We would hope it would be something like that - but there is really no human made structure out here where she could have gotten into...
And she ALWAYS stayed fairly close to the house, closer than I do, I just have this bad feeling about it. But I won't give up hope, no I won't. And the staff is very supportive to me, only their faces are wet all the time...
Karl

jenianddean said...

We will keep our paws crossed for her safe return. Please remember Luna's story...it's a great inspiration.

Purrs and headbutts
Jasper McKitten-Cat

Starbuck and Torrey said...

Don't give up hope! Life is stranger than fiction and you never know what simple, but unbelievable, reason she could be missing - only to come home as if nothing is different! Fingers crossed she'll be back home soon and then you can all breathe a sign of relief! Purrs and prayers coming your way!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Dear Lord bring Anastasia home soon, bring her home safely and well.

Daisy said...

Oh no. This is very terrible and upsetting news. I am going to purr and purr and purr for Anastasia to find her way home right away. Please, Anastasia! We are all missing you and want you to come home now.

Cheysuli said...

Yes, we wanted to ask about that too before we offered the locked up suggestion.

But please don't give up hope. That's the most important thing. It is very hard if there seems to be nowhere where she can be and she hasn't come home, but there are always miracles.

Katnippia said...

Karl... we'z are very sad to hears this. We will keep our paws crossed and will be sending out a bunch of kitty purrayerz that Anatasia to come home soon.
purrs.. and comforting snuggles to youz and your family...Katnippia Crew

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh Karl, we'll sends lots and lots of purrs and prayers for Anastasia. Mom's old cat Rikki (now livin with Uncle Milty cuz she adopted him later) disappeared for 8 weeks and was found safe. So try not to lose hope!!! And Luna, our blogging cat friend was missing just as long and she gotted found! Try to be nice ot the staff. Wet faces mean they feel sad. So we'll send extra purrs for them.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRS
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

DK & The Fluffies said...

Nose bumps and purrs

The Meezers said...

oh Karl, we are so very sorry to hear this. We are starting the purrs and purrayers right now for Anastasia. Miracles do happen - Luna in Spain was found a couple of months after she ran away from the v-e-t. Please keep us posted when you can. Our mommy's eyes is leaking lots right now.

Anastasia - come home honey!!!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Oh, Karl, I am SO upset to heer this. I will be purring vary vary vary hard that Anastasia comes home rite away.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Oh, no. Anatasia, please come home.

You and your staff have probably already covered this ideas, but just for completeness...

Is there any way Anatasia could have gotten trapped under the house? Are there any rocks, caves, gullies, or the like where she could have gotten trapped? Is there food and water out to keep her going outside?

We suppose the 'good news' is that you haven't found Anastasia body yet, so there is still hope.

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Not my Ana, oh I feel faint..Monte
Missy here, Monte has fainted dead away, we will put our heads together and purray real hard that Anastasia returns home quickly and safely.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my word! how horrible. i will send purrayers karl, tell the staff honey.

hugs, auntie bee

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Oh this is so horrible!!! She has to come home. We will purr and purr and purr very hard. Cats do come home after being gone for a while, they know where home is.

Chase

The Furry Fighter said...

karl - ise praying hard for anastasia to come back! my meowmie had One Who Came Before and she went missing for three months then Meowmie found her again two streets down...just sitting in a garden washing herself. please be hopeful xxxx

The Furry Fighter said...

karl - ise praying hard for anastasia to come back! my meowmie had One Who Came Before and she went missing for three months then Meowmie found her again two streets down...just sitting in a garden washing herself. please be hopeful xxxx

1hendrix@fuse.net said...

oh dear friends. we're very sorry to hear this.
maybe your beans can leave dirty laundry outside so she can smell it (also vacuum cleaner bag insides cause it smells like your house). i'm sure they looked under bushes and stuff.
my mommy volunteers at a local shelter and they tell people to check shelters in a 20 mile radius because people often take found animals to the shelter closest to where they live, not where the animal was found.
We'll be purring and praying very hard for Anastasia's quick and safe return. Big hugs to you all.
Hendrix & Amy

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

OH NO! We're gonna do some non-stop purring for her quick, safe return. We've heard lots of stories about kitties coming home after days, weeks, or even months. Come home sweet Anastasia!

Bogdan, the editor said...

Anastasia, please come home!! I am purring very loud for you. We all love you. Come home! Purr. Purr. Purr. Purr. Purr.

-Bogdan and the Scratch gang

China Cat or Willow said...

Oh, Karl, we just found out about the horrible news of Anastasia missing. We are purring as hard as we can that she comes safely home as soon as possible. We're praying for a miracle for you and your family.

Prayers and many many purrrrrrs,
China Cat & Willow

DEBRA said...

Karl

WE are purraying furry hard for Anatasia to come home. WE will continue our purrs until she does. Do not give up hope.

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{PURRS}}}}}}}}}}}}}
Abby

Ariel said...

Karl,

Mommy so upset over this news her eyes are full of tears as she writes this.Mommy is going to pray and my paws are crossed...Hugs and Purrs Ariel

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We heard the news and came over to let you know we are praying for a safe return. Luna was gone for a long time but eventually was spotted and recognized from her lost cat posters. One time Mom's cat when she was a girl got shut in a garage down the street for the weekend.

Angus said...

Many purrs and hopeful prayers for Anastasia's quick and safe return!

Millie said...

Oh no!

This is terrible! We will be sending our thoughts and purrayers your way to help Anastasia come home safely.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh I am really, really sad about this...I hope Anastasia comes back soon. I will be thinking about her and all of you.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

missouri meowers said...

oh, dear! poor anastasia!! what furry bad news!! we have been offline for a few days--so we'll purrray extra hard to get up to speed. our mom's purrrayin' super extra hard, too, 'cause anastasia's her granma's name, an' she's proud your anastasia has it.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Oh no, oh no! We will be purraying furry hard fer her safe return!

The Crew said...

Everyone has given such good advice, we won't try to add more, except to say check with your vet for tips and call all the shelters. Put posters up and leave food out and things that have a strong smell of yourselves or Karl. Our thoughts are with you.

Caesar and Princess said...

We just discovered this... stopping by to visit today. We are shocked.
We are sending strong purrs.

Anastasia! GO HOME NOW!!!

Love, Caesar and Princess

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Oh, Karl, that is very distressing news about Anastasia! We only hope that she was like me. When I was much younger, I ran away from home on two separate occasions a year apart. I stayed away for about two weeks each time and I worried my mom to death. She put up searched the neighborhood, posted signs, and called both the county and city shelters. I returned unharmed both times. I never told anyone where I went. Sometimes a girl just likes some secret adventures. I HOPE that is the case with Ana!

We're purring for her.
~Bathsheba for J&B

Stanley said...

Karl,

I'm sending my AireZen your way and plenty of purrs from my catbro Merv. I hope Anastasia has found a tasty stash of something that has totally occupied her time and that she will be home to you soon.

Goober love,
Stanley & Merv

The Furry Kids said...

Oh, no! We are definitely purraying and purraying for her safe return. We can definitely attest to the fact that the purrs and purrayers of the cat blogosphere work wonders. Hang in there.
Hugs and purrs.
The Furry Kids and their Mom

Chairman Mao said...

Oh no, my buddy Karl! I am so sorry to hear this news! I am going to purrrr and purrrrr and purrrrrr and purrrrrrrr with alla my strength for precious Ana to come home -- we all love her so much! Tell yur humans not to let go of hope. Sometimes kitties wander off for a while, then they find their way home -- and alla us Ballicai are sendin' out HUGE "Go Home" vibes" go home, sweet Ana, Go home, sweet Ana!

We love you, Karl buddy, and we'll keep purrin' and purrayin' -- alla us Ballicai and our beans.

Love, strength, and huge kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Dear Karl and your loving humans, please know that I am praying with all my heart and kittysoul that sweet Ana comes home soon. I was so distressed to hear this news -- but like other kitties have said, sometimes cats wander off for a while then find their way home, and I am shouting with all my heart and kittysoul, "Ana, go home! Ana, go home!" She is loved so much, by you, by your humans, and by the entire cat blogosphere and beans.

Sending love and strength and purrs and snuggles to you and yours -- purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrrrr!

Pet's are 4 Life said...

oh no, we is very worried nows! You find hers soon!!!
Worried PURRS!!!!!

~napoleon,hunter&belle~

Pet's are 4 Life said...

Our momma says she has had a kitty that disappeared too. It was very hard on her, she loved Rajjah very very much...Momma says its your job Karl to be sensitive to the staff and give them lots of gentle attention till Annastasia comes home. Till then, lots of prayers and purrs from our family to yours...

~napoleon,hunter&belle~

Mosaic Cats said...

oh!
We are crying here with you.
But like others have said, DO NOT GIVE UP!
And when she does come back, get her to a VET ASAP to have her liver watched!
If she is trapped somewhere and can't get home to you, she is not eating. It's so important that you get her medical help to be sure her liver is OK after fasting, OK? (Mosaic Lady has her own story of a friend's cat who disappeared for many days, came back, and then died of liver failure from fasting!)
We will pray for you all during the night tonight.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Karl, we's so sorry to hear this terrible news. Be strong and don't give up hope. We're sending purrrrrrs to you and the maid and butler.
ANA PLEASE COME HOME, YOUR FAMILY NEED YOU.

Alexi said...

We at Krasota Castle are purraying and purring for Anastasia to come home safely. Purrs to Karl, and the butler and maid.

Gretchen said...

It's dreadful that your Anatasia is missing. I'll send up my purr prayers for her. Keep us posted, Karl.

Love to you all....G

THE ZOO said...

were very sorry shes missing. maybe somebody was able to catch her outside and thought they were saving her. we now think when we rescued snowy 11 yrs agohe may have been a pet of someones that was let out. we didnt know better, no excuse, but thought we were helping him. we now call him the one we kidnapped.
and our selena, our dog that died last year, when she was a puppy she got loss in the apts and a nice man found her and he was going out of town and took her with him. she came back with blue whair, from rolling in the bluegrass, and the maintanance man recognized her as ours and returned her.
so maybe someone was able to catch her. ham goes a long way with cats, even if they are scared of people.
and animals are amazing. i know when we first got JD, one of the dogs, he was out in the fenced in yard alone. and i know i looked all over the yard for him and he wasnt there but then a day later he was and hte yard is fenced w/ no holes and the other dogs were out there and they wouldve seen him. we think he slipped off to heaven to ask if he could stay with us, as he is such an angel.

we will keep praying for you.

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh No! I will pray for Anastasia's safe return. Sigh.....

Pixel said...

We are hopping she returns soon .

Parker said...

Karl, I am so sorry - all our eyes are leaky! We will pray and purr and pray and purr!
Please come home Anastasia!

Tyler said...

I know that this sounds very kooky, but I've heard of animal communicators who helps people find their lost pets here is one that I found http://www.calmpet.com/lost_story3.html. I think this is the lady that helped a friend of a friend.

Karl, we're praying so hard that Ana make it home to you all soon. We also are praying for you and your family.

Mosaic Cats said...

Karl and Staff,
We just came back to check for news and saw Tyler's suggestion. We totally agree.
We went to Lydia Hiby's site (she was one of 3 pet communicators that Mosaic Lady consulted after Walter died), and Lydia links to the same woman that Tyler recommended for lost pets, and there is even a phone number:

http://www.lydiahiby.com/links.shtml

We think it is totally worth a try. What do you have to lose?
Or you might just start googling pet communicators in your area and use your intuition to find the ones you are meant to use right now to help Anastasia and the Staff. That is what ML did in May. It's very, Very Hard. We know that. We are with you. We really, really feel your pain. Let us know if we can do anything at all, even if just listen. You are very blessed to have each other, you three. Hang on to that.

Mosaic Lady and her Cats

Lux said...

Bless your hearts - I just found out about this. I am sending all of you, including Anastasia, my love, and enveloping her in a white light so she might come home safely.

Chen & Ollie said...

Oh noooo!!! We are so sorry to hear this awful news. The maid and the butler must be absolutely beside themselves with worry. Do not give up. Anastasia will return. Our friend Calvin was gone for several weeks and his daddy was so very sad but he was eventually found and is very happy at home again. We are sending all our love and prayers and purrs to you and the staff and to Anastasia that she comes home soon and safely.
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

Dazey, Jesse and Conner Cloud said...

Karl and family,

You are in our thoughts and prayers! We're praying that Anastasia finds her way back home quickly.

Dazey
Jesse
and Conner Cloud

Mosaic Cats said...

Sleep, cry, pace, scream, pound fists, pound spiders, drink cheap wine or good beer.

Go check email.

Pumpkin said...

OH NO! Lots of purrayers sent frum Hah-why-eee so that Anastasia heers them and comes home frum ware effer she iz.

DaisyMae Maus said...

OMIGOD! That's absolutely horrible. Poor Anastasia! We are all purring as loudly as we can for her safe and immediate return! Please don't give up hope. Miracles DO happen in the blogosphere.
DMM and the Feline Americans

PerfectTosca said...

Hi I'm Perfect Tosca and I live with four cats and Mojo is my best friend. I am sorry Anastasia is missing! If I could I would go out there and find her for you and bring her back real gentle like. I help raise kittens and things! I wish I could get a coupla Dog With Blogs hounds and just go find that girl. But you know, Cats are really smart even though us dogs don't like to admit it. So Anastasia could just show up any time now. I am going to pray to Dog for her to come home.

Love, Perfect Tosca

Tara said...

Oh no, this can't be happening! I'm purrin and purrin and thinking the most positive thoughts I can....
Love
Tara and Kavan

Gattina said...

Oh that's very sad. I hope you will keep us informed ! I haven't been here lately so I didn't know. But I had this twice, once with Arthur who disappeared for 4 days and my old Max for a whole week ! and then they showed up in good health but with strange behaviour. I hope she will also come back. Don't loose hope !!

Christine and FAZ said...

Oh Gosh! we're thinking of you here in Wimbledon - hoping and hoping. lots of love FAZ and humans.

Full Monty Q said...

Come home soon, Anatasia, there's still lots more fun we have to have.

::purrs from Monty Q and BabyBean too!::

Morgen said...

To The Cat Realm Staff:
My thoughts & Prayers and
{{{HUGS}}} go to out to you.
Remember to take care of yourselves, and each other, during this stressful time.

Not The Mama
from Purrchance To Dream

michico 小芥 said...

Oah dear, Please come home safe~!!!

Tyler said...

Dear Karl,

I read your post on my blog. I'm so sorry that you all are suffering. I wish I could take away your pain.
I'm so sorry that you were given false hopes by the pet communicator. I'm also very sorry that funds are tight. We're experiencing the same situation for the next month. Otherwise we would be happy to pay the fee for Hilary Renaissance.

We'll continue to pray. Ana, please, please come home.

Karen Jo said...

I just got back from vacation today and found out about this from Caesar and Princess. I really, really hope and pray that Anastasia comes home safe and sound and quickly. Don't give up hope. The strangest things can and do happen all the time.

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Karl, we just heard the sad news about Anatasia missing! We are praying so hard for her return and our momma is going to light a candle every night to help her find her way back home to you. Hugs and purrs to you and the staff!

Laila and Lilly