not good

July 16, 2005

My cat has been missing for almost 24 hours.

There’s no way she got outside, and I have turned every room in this house almost literally inside out in hopes of finding her. No luck.

I am afraid she’s crawled into the ductwork via an uncovered heat register. She had a scare last night and was looking for a place to hide. This might not bother me as much as it is if I could hear her in there, could hear her collar bell jingling or her fat feet clomping around or her meowing. I don’t hear anything at all.

The last time we had to deal with a cat in an HVAC duct, the cat had been dead for several weeks.


I’m not really at my best right now.

UPDATE: She is found. It’s quite a story, and I’m very tired, so I will tell it tomorrow.

Filed under: everyday stories


  • 1. Amy Bo Bamy  |  July 17, 2005 at 10:56 am

    I’m so sorry. =( I really hope that all she did was poke a hole in your box spring and crawled up in there.

    Hope you find her soon…

  • 2. mike  |  July 17, 2005 at 7:51 pm

    If you’ve successfully shown her that crawling in ductwork=cat bath, then you probably won’t have to worry about it happening again.

  • 3. Jessie  |  July 18, 2005 at 10:21 am

    Oh my God, I’m so sorry. Thank goodness you found her though.

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