by Janet Blue on July 21, 2021

Sawyer is Home

Thanks to miracles, social media, and Dad Tom and I blanketing our area with flyers and posters, Sawyer is home after 24 days and 12 hours.


miracles do happen


He showed up .9 miles from home at the exact house where we adopted our first cat Skooter in the mid-80s. Thinner and with matted fur, he was still wearing his collar and tags.

He is currently in quarantine until he can be seen by the vet tomorrow. Needless to say, he is grounded for life. And a locater tag is being added to his collar in case he gets any more wild ideas about going on another neighborhood walkabout.

I will fill you all in on the details tomorrow for Thankful Thursday.

Until then, thank you for all the purrs, prayers, support, POTP, posting and sharing. It is what sustained us during this long ordeal.

Big hugs, Dad Tom and Mom Janet


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World of Animals Bethayres July 26, 2021 at 11:10 am

We haven’t been on in a couple of days and we always look for updates on Sawyer. Then with your most recent post, you have a Sawyer selfie and we were like oh goodness he is back home. This is so incredible and we are so happy for you and your whole family.


Valentine July 25, 2021 at 6:35 pm

Maybe he meant to just go for a short stroll to get some fresh air and to catch a pesky mousie, but then got spooked farther out by some sort of beastie. The white kitty that Mom had before me went missing and was found way at the top of tree where he had wedged himself in to not fall off. Mom thinks he was spooked by a cow or a coyote, ’cause he was out of his typical territory.
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Canadian Cats July 25, 2021 at 3:32 pm

Thank heAVENS, You had everybody worried sick, Sawyer!! You should be grounded for life. Noelle has been so upset at what the ding dong happened to you she couldn’t do much. Now, stay home! Remember if you don’t know how to get back home…..then don’t leave good thing like home. Anyway we sure are glad you’re safe!

Tyebe nd Shoko


Maggie July 25, 2021 at 6:50 am

Thank goodness, Sawyer is home! What wonderful news.
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Indulgedfurries July 24, 2021 at 6:40 pm

OMC I am so happy to see that Sawyer is back at home! That truly is astounding. Hopefully he checks out ok at the vet.


Cleo July 23, 2021 at 5:55 am

Oh man, we were so glad to read about Sawyer’s return, and we’re so happy for all y’all. He best not try that again!


Timmy Tomcat July 22, 2021 at 1:03 pm

That he showed up at Skooters house may indicate some furry Angels were guiding his paws. We are so happy for you all! YAY Sawyer
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Leah July 22, 2021 at 12:32 pm

What marvelous news that Sawyer is home! Purrs from the kitties and me that he’ll have a good checkup at the vet!
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Lavinia Ross July 22, 2021 at 11:30 am

Janet, I am so glad to hear Sawyer has been found! This is wonderful news!


Athena and Marie July 22, 2021 at 10:48 am

We are so happy for you that he is back!

Please stay inside with your lovely family, Sawyer xx


Cecilia Upchurch July 22, 2021 at 10:36 am

Did you hear me screaming with glee. Oh if he could only talk and tell us what he has been doing. LESSON leaned NEVEREVERNEVEREVER give up on those you love!!!
24 days…on the lamb and w/o meds. Amazing. Here’s to a very good vet visit
Hugs cecilia
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Andy & Tater July 22, 2021 at 10:33 am

We are overjoyed that Sawyer came home. We got leaky eyed when we heard the news.


Seville at Nerissa's life July 22, 2021 at 10:06 am

Oh my mouses, my friends. OH MY MOUSES!!! This is the Best. News. Ever. EVER!!! Peepers and I are both sittin’ here, sheddin’ tears of joy. Pure, unadulterated JOY. PURRS
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Turte Lover July 22, 2021 at 8:38 am

reading this this morning gave me an extra happy heart!!


Pix July 22, 2021 at 6:54 am

Best news EVER to wake up to this morning. My heart is full of joy and happiness for all of you. I never lost hope… you all were working so hard to find Sawyer. I am just without any more words and teary this morning. So happy!!!!


Charles Huss July 22, 2021 at 5:56 am

That news just brightened my day. I’m so glad Sawyer is back.
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Molly July 22, 2021 at 5:37 am

What wonderful news to wake up to! We are so happy for you!
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Zoolatry July 22, 2021 at 5:22 am

Faith and hope and love ~ prayers work. God was watching out for your beautiful boy.
All are thankful Sawyer has been blessed to have a homecoming and that you have him home with you.
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Derry and the biped July 22, 2021 at 5:12 am

We’re adding our happy tears and congratulations and hurrahs that Sawyer is home safe. Paws and fingers are crossed that he checks out well at the vet.


LOULOU July 22, 2021 at 4:11 am

OH, JOY OF JOYS!!!!!!!!! You cannot imagine how happy so many of us are. WONDERFUL NEWS. Hug Sawyer for us. And where was that wandering boy…?


Stephanie B July 22, 2021 at 3:32 am

I am beyond thrilled to hear that Sawyer is,back home!! Hoping he gets a clean bill of health from the vet 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💞💞💞💞💞💞
So glad you’re home Sawyer!!!!!!


Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 22, 2021 at 2:44 am

OH. MY. Goodness. That makes our hearts sing!!
Sawyer, Please remember this…it was love that searched for you endlessly, and love found you, too!
Now. Do. Not. Ever.Do. that kind of scary thing again.OK? OK!

Hip hip hooray!

Now you all can have a serene sleep, cause alls well that ends well.

((((( ♥ )))))


messymimi July 21, 2021 at 11:24 pm

Doin’ the Happy Snoopy Dance, nose up, feet moving!!!


meowmeowmans July 21, 2021 at 10:27 pm

Best news EVER! We are crying happy tears here. Purring that everything checks out good tomorrow at the vet. Saywer: please don’t ever, ever do this again. XO
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Marjorie Dawson July 22, 2021 at 1:58 am

Us too. I had no idea how tense I was about Sawyer’s disappearance until he came home!!


Gidget Blue Sky July 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm

Sawyer, yoo iz in BIG trubul mister!!!!! now yoo better warsh up and git too bed!!!
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Summer July 21, 2021 at 7:43 pm

I’m SO relieved to see that Sawyer is back home! My human says that this is the best birthday gift she’s gotten today. (It happens to be her birthday.) We are celebrating!
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Mark's Mews July 21, 2021 at 7:30 pm

We are so glad ta heer this great news! That was a real long time fer Sawyer ta be away and still be found!


BellaDharma an LadyMew July 21, 2021 at 7:22 pm

Best mewss efurr Aunty Janet an Unkell Tom!!!
LadyMew called you cryin happy teerss….wee wee so scared of THE werst an hopin fore THE best…Sawyer iss a meer-acull man cat!!!!
**doin a happy dance**
**purrss** BellaDharma an {{{huggiess}}} LadyMew


Lucy and Xena July 21, 2021 at 7:10 pm

PTL! That’s the best news I’ve heard in a very long time. I’ll be back tomorrow to hear/read the story.
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Beaded Tail July 21, 2021 at 6:37 pm

OMC! This is the best news ever! We’re so happy Sawyer is home! Our mommy’s eyes are leaking from happiness!


Angela Butz July 21, 2021 at 6:36 pm

So glad that Sawyer came home! Bunty and I kept the prayers going every night for him. Miracles do happen! POTP!


Laila and Angel Minchie July 21, 2021 at 6:21 pm

OMC! We are overjoyed with this wonderful news!!! Just goes to show you the power of the prayer paws!


Melissa & Mudpie July 21, 2021 at 6:20 pm

I was in tears when I read the news!!! I’m so, so happy for you.


The Island Cats July 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

The BEST NEWS!!! This shows that miracles DO happen…and the fact that you never gave up.
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The Menagerie Mom July 21, 2021 at 5:45 pm

Yay yay yay! We are so happy and grateful that Sawyer is home! We have been purring, woofing, and praying every day and checking your blog multiple times a day to see if there was news. We checked it now and are so happy to see this post! Continued purrs, prayers, and well wishes to Sawyer!


Marv and Mom July 21, 2021 at 5:33 pm

We are now having wild fires very close to where we live so we will not be online for a while. But we have been checking in to keep tabs on the Sawyer watch!
This is the best news ever! We are so very happy and relieved that Sawyer has been found. We send you all hugs and purrs.
Marv and Mom
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Colleen July 21, 2021 at 5:05 pm

Yesh!!! Sawyer is safe at home! It’s the best news miracle. So happy for Sawyer and the Blue Ohana that you’re all together. Purrs and love……..


Mary McNeil July 21, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Last weekend you had a post about your Angel Mau. No surprise that Angel Skooter may have guided him.


Kathe W. July 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm

OH MY! I am sooooo happy for you and for Sawyer. Hugs and more hugs! Yippee!
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Catscue July 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm

That is awesome news! I am so, so very happy he was found – what a relief! I agree, grounding to his room, he had people all over the world worried about him, silly boy.


Maggie July 21, 2021 at 4:44 pm

Wonderful news!! ♥


MARJORIE DAWSON July 21, 2021 at 4:43 pm

OOOH Thank the stars. I am beyond grateful. Oh thank you universe, thank you world.



Pam and Teddy July 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm

Absolutely the best news EVER. I burst into tears too because I’ve been hoping and praying and thinking non-stop about “The Wanderer” and to know he’s safely at home now is almost overwhelming. I have to think once he settles down he will be GLAD to be home and happy for some “consistency” back in his life with food and love. Miracles absolutely DO happen – this is the best one EVER.

Love, Pam and Teddy
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Laurie @tinkertoy5 July 21, 2021 at 4:39 pm

Yes, miracles do happen. This is the best news ever! And I think Sawyer needs to be grounded not only for the rest of this life, but for all 9 lives. Has he divulged what he was doing? I am so happy for you and Sawyer.


Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania July 21, 2021 at 4:32 pm

I can’t tell you how happy I am that Sawyer is home!!!


hairballsandhissyfits July 21, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Yeah!!!!!!! Such wonderful wonderful news!! So glad Sawyer is home and safe!


Gigi and Buddy and the Human July 21, 2021 at 4:11 pm

I can’t stop weeping. You never gave up or lost faith and now, YOUR BOY IS HOME! It is the best news of all, the happiest day ever. Much love and thunderous purrs from all of us, including Spitty from beyond the Bridge XOXOXO
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The J-Cats July 21, 2021 at 3:54 pm

Mummy just burst into tears. We didn’t understand why. She said: “Sawyer is safe. He’s come home.”
We said: “But that’s wonderful! So why are you crying?”
Mummy said she’s crying because She is happy.”
Humans are furry strange!!!
But We are overjoyed that all Our Purrayers were answered and that Sawyer is home at last. We send him headbutts and pawpats and kitty kisses and can’t wait to hear about his Extraordinary Adventures.
Thank you a million times, Great Cat in the Sky, for bringing Sawyer home. Yes, Miracles DO happen!
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Service Cats U.S. July 21, 2021 at 3:44 pm

We are so happy Sawer has returned home safe and sound. Big hugs

Luvs ya’

Raena and Zebby
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Ellen J Pilch July 21, 2021 at 3:33 pm

Thank God. That is wonderful news. It is truly a miracle. XO
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Karen m nichols July 21, 2021 at 3:32 pm

I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that he was gone for so long, needed meds, and was still located after 24 days! Purrayers work! The most effective locator we’ve found is the Marco Polo.


Mom Inge July 21, 2021 at 3:24 pm

Tears if joy. 😭. So excited that Sawyer has returned home. That is the happiest ending I have heard in a long time. Hugs purrs and kisses for everyone who helped bring Sawyer home.
Thé Mallory Family


Katie isabella July 21, 2021 at 3:23 pm

This brought tears to my eyes. I will be here front and center tomorrow. Thank the Lord.


The Swiss Cats July 21, 2021 at 3:17 pm

Yay ! Best news ever ! We’re so, so happy for all of you ! Purrs


Etna July 21, 2021 at 3:16 pm

Truly a miracle! So glad he is back home.❤️


Memories of Eric and Flynn July 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

This is the very best news! I have tears of happiness that sawyer has been found.
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Just Ducky July 21, 2021 at 3:15 pm

Yipeee, Sawyer is home. Now don’t do that every again buddy!


Eastside Cats July 21, 2021 at 3:10 pm

I’ve got goosebumps!
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Mary McNeil July 21, 2021 at 3:04 pm

Making a joyful noise ! Can’t wait to learn the details, but the main thing is he is home and alive !


Bernadette July 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm

I had the feeling he would be close, and I’m so glad he’s okay. Never give up!
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Sue Brandes July 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm

This is the best news ever. Teary eyed as so happy for you. I hope they find everything is alright when he sees the vet.


Brian Frum July 21, 2021 at 2:50 pm

That is indeed a wonderful miracle and we’re so, so happy!!!
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Sandee July 21, 2021 at 2:46 pm

Grounded for life? Bwahahahahahahaha. Okay, I’m doing the happy dance. This is the best news ever.

Let the party begin.

Have a fabulous day. Lovies and scritches to Sawyer and scritches all around. It’s indeed a happy day. ♥
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Linda Arthur Tejera July 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm

When he first took off I was a little panicked (memories of ours taking off). When he didn’t return right away I was so afraid for him, particularly with his medical condition. Poor baby. My eyes are filled with tears of joy and relief. Yes, miracles do happen! <3
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VickyC July 21, 2021 at 2:43 pm

Hurray! The is the best news I’ve had all year! Welcome back home Sawyer!
Sending you all big hugs and purrs.
Vicky & Inky


Lone Star Cats July 21, 2021 at 2:41 pm

So happy he’s home!
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Sweet Purrfections July 21, 2021 at 2:37 pm

I yelled out with joy when I saw the news this morning! I’m so happy for all of you. Hopefully he is okay after his vet check and things can get back to normal.

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da tabbies o trout towne July 21, 2021 at 2:36 pm

OH EM COD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Lola The Rescued Cat July 21, 2021 at 2:35 pm

This is the BEST news of the day! We’re looking forward to hearing more details tomorrow. Welcome back, Sawyer! And stay inside!
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Noelle July 21, 2021 at 2:33 pm

Dear Sawyer,

You have no idea how happy I am that you are safe and home. Please NEVER try to do this again!!! I was so worried about you.

paw pats and headbonks,
Your girlfriend
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