SAWYER’S SIDE OF THE STORY

by Janet Blue on July 22, 2021

Thankful Thursday

Hi everybody,

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to be home again, as that remains to be seen. To be honest, I am pretty darn mad at my mom for grabbing me, stuffing me in her t-shirt, smothering me with a towel and then cramming me in a PTU. In all fairness, I did allow her to catch me, but there was no way I wasn’t going to present her with the challenge of her life or the injuries to go along with it.

I guess I should apologize to her [Dad too for #s 1 and 2] for 1) running away, 2) the sleepless nights and endless days searching for me and 3) biting, scratching and gouging the heck out of her when she grabbed me. There was blood everywhere, and I was screaming as if I was being dismembered without an anesthetic!

Honestly, I have no idea how I wandered so far from home, but I was ready to come home. That is why I finally let people see me.

Mom says that she kept asking all the Kitties Blue angels to keep a lookout for me. I can only guess that is what drew me to the house where I was eventually found. It is almost a mile from home and the exact house where the very first of the Kitties Blue, Skooter, was born and from where Mom Janet and Dad Tom adopted him. That can’t be a coincidence.

Since arriving home, I have been in a collapsible kitty condo. First I was in the bathroom, then on the catio and then in the bedroom where I remained until being stuffed in a different PTU this morning for my trip to the vet.

 

Napping in my PTU in the car while waiting to see the vet.

 

Health Report

I have to admit the constant availability of food at home has been pretty darn nice, even the portions with my yucky medicine in it. And I plan to eat a lot of food and treats. I weighed in at only 6.9 pounds at the vet this morning. At my last vet weigh-in in April, I weighed 8.2 pounds.

I pretty much got a clean bill of health. My ears are clean, my gums are pink and healthy. No fleas, ticks, cuts, bruises or abrasions were found. I do have a very faint heart murmur, which I never had before. It may be due to stress, according to the vet.

As usual, I was my angel self in the car. I didn’t make even the tiniest sound, but I did retain my title of PTU Pooper!

Home Again

Right now I am napping in my dad’s chair in the bedroom after exploring the house a tiny bit. I had no idea adventuring could be such hard work.

 

 

There’s a rumor spreading through the house that my collar, which I managed to keep on me during my entire adventure, is being replaced with one with a tracker in it. As I am grounded for life, I am not certain why I need that, but after all the effort my humans put into finding me, I guess I owe them that peace of mind.

Mom plans to write a post detailing everything she and Dad did in their efforts to bring me home. She thinks it might be helpful to others with pets that decide an adventure might be just what they need to spice up their lives a bit.

In conclusion, I truly appreciate each and everyone who prayed for me to be found and safely returned home. I am particularly appreciative to those who supported and encouraged Mom and Dad throughout their efforts.

Mom says I will be back here Sunday, as I owe everyone a nice selfie.

I am participating in Brian’s Thankful Thursday blog hop. If you’d like to do the same, click on his badge.

 

With thanks, purrs and paw-pats, Sawyer (with whisker kisses and paw hugs for Noelle)

 

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messymimi July 29, 2021 at 8:29 pm

Every time i remember that you are home, i dance a little jig!
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Leah July 29, 2021 at 12:08 pm

Sawyer, the kitties and I are just so happy you are now home and safe! Quite an adventure for you and a scary time for your peeps and everyone in blogosphere! Now it’s time to sit back and relax in the comforts of home!
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Turtle Lover July 29, 2021 at 8:47 am

just glad you are home!

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Bibi & Meep July 27, 2021 at 11:22 am

Sawyer-we’ve been following your (mis)adventure on Timmy Tomcat’s and Meezer’s Mews’ blogs and wanted to say how truly happy we are for you, your feline companions and the humans that you are home safe. This is truly a miracle and surely the angels were on your side.
xoxox, Bibi & Meep (angel cats)

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Valentine July 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm

WOWY, what an adventure you must’ve had, Sawyer! I bet you got to see all sorts of things out in nature. The farthest I have gotten from my house, is just a little past the patio. Mom’s always been quick to scoop me up and put me back inside before I even get a
chance to nibble on the grass. Winks.
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Dianna July 25, 2021 at 7:55 am

We were so happy when our mutual friend, Pam, emailed to tell us that Sawyer had been found! We had kept all of you in our thoughts, and had prayed this story would have a happy ending. In our little town of Smithfield (not far from you), a kitty went missing in mid-May, and was found last week 20+ miles away in Suffolk! They’re not sure exactly what happened, but other than losing a little weight, and chipping a tooth, she was fine. So two happy kitty stories this week!

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Indulgedfurries July 24, 2021 at 6:45 pm

Thank goodness you’re not too much worse for wear, and nothing a few weeks of good meals won’t cure.
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Catscue July 24, 2021 at 2:21 pm

Sawyer, I am so very glad you are home, there were peeps all over the world worried about you! There were kitties all over the world purring and sending POTP. It is wonderful news that you are healthy and well, although a little lighter around the middle. PLEEEZZZ don’t do that again!
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Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs July 23, 2021 at 11:41 pm

I am SO glad you got ‘re-gotted’, Sawyer.
Remember now…the day your were found is now the beginning of the rest of your (new) life!
Elopement has its consequences…

I do hope all the ouchies you gave your Mom, heal up well…
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Darla M Sands July 23, 2021 at 8:40 pm

I am literally weeping tears of joy. Stay home safe!
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Gracie July 23, 2021 at 6:16 pm

Sawyer, you are proof that miracles do happen!!! Mom cried when she found out that you were home with your folks. What an adventure you had but I must say you sure scared all of us each day you were not home with your family. Please do not ever run away again.
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Meowmeowmans July 23, 2021 at 10:41 am

Sawyer, we are over the moon that you are home safe. The whole wide world was purring and praying for you and your family, so we know cats, humans and angels are celebrating! We hope you’re getting settled back in the house, because we’re pretty sure your mom and dad aren’t ever letting you near the door ever again. mol. Love to you all!
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mommakatandherbearcat July 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

So many prayers answered with your homecoming, Sawyer! We’re so glad it’s true and you all got a happy ending. Sending prayers for your Mom too – who certainly seems to have gotten the raw end of this deal.
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Summer July 23, 2021 at 2:41 am

Sawyer, I am SO glad you are back. It’s too bad we kitties can’t talk because I bet you have lots of stories about your adventures on the run.
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Cathy Keisha July 22, 2021 at 11:16 pm

Glad you are home, my pal. Concats on the job you did on your mom. Hope she didn’t have to do to Urgent Care like my Pop had to. Didn’t you recognize her and her voice when she picked you up or were you spooked and lost your trust in humans. They can be evil to street cats. Enjoy the extra food.
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Lucy and Xena July 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm

Sawyer, you had us all worried half sick. You were a Very. Bad. Kittie. But OMD and OMC, we are all so very, vey, very, very, very glad you are home safe!!Lots of love and licks. XOX Xena and Lucy

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Stephanie B July 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm

So very glad you are home Sawyer!!!💞

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

What. A. Huge. Relief.
Never ever have I cried so many tears of joy…..
Sawyer don’t you EVER go off like that again!
Feel better soon.
Love Aunty Sherri-Ellen aka LadyMew

Deerest Sawyer~~that was SUM adventure you had. An to think you ended up at Skooter’ss old house?!?! Toetally kewl….
Pleese get lotss of rest an eat lotss off good foodabulls an have treetss an rest sum more OKay???
POTP to you mee frend!!!!!
**purrss** BellaDharma

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Mickey's Musings July 22, 2021 at 7:05 pm

Sawyer, I am sure you had a pawsome adventure, but I think you will agree that home is the best! You get cuddles, scritches and lots of love and pawsome noms.
I am SO happy you are back and are no worse for the adventure 🙂
However…no more adventures!
Purrs, Julie and the mum

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Melissa & Mudpie July 22, 2021 at 6:37 pm

We couldn’t be more thrilled that you’re back home where you belong, Sawyer! And we’re also very glad that you’re grounded for life! MOL

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Laila and Angel Minchie July 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm

So happy you are finally back home safe and sound, Sawyer! Kitty prayers do work!!!

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Pix July 22, 2021 at 6:04 pm

I am so HAPPY you are home and healthy! Home is where you need to be!

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Brian Frum July 22, 2021 at 6:03 pm

We are just so darn happy you’re home Sawyer, the whole world was praying for you. I hope your need for an out n’ about has been satisfied cause I don’t think you’ll be going out any time soon. We love you Sawyer and thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!
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Kathleen July 22, 2021 at 5:51 pm

Oh, Sawyer! I am so glad you are home and safe and well! Don’t ever do that to your Mom and Dad again! They were so worried.

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Seville at Nerissa's life July 22, 2021 at 5:21 pm

Oh my mouses, Sawyer, you gave everyone such a fright. Your peeps must be SO happy to have you back home with ’em. So very, very happy. And deep down, I’m bettin’ you’re pretty happy to be home again, too. And all your pals… I think the WHOLE BIG ENTIRE INTERNET UNIVERSE breathed a sigh of relief, hearin’ you were okay and had been found. PURRS
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Memories of Eric and Flynn July 22, 2021 at 5:09 pm

Sawyer, you have no idea how worried everyone was for you. Please don’t ever think of going on an adventure again. Everyone loves you and wants you to stay safe.
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Charles Huss July 22, 2021 at 4:37 pm

I think all of the internet is happy you are home, Sawyer. I think a tracker is a good idea. I bought Tile trackers for each of our boys before going to West Virginia with them last year and plan on using them again this year. The last thing we want is to lose one of them while on the road.
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Andy & Tater July 22, 2021 at 4:06 pm

We are so happy that you are home and that you have been given a clean bill of health. Please do not ever do that again.

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Mary McNeil July 22, 2021 at 3:34 pm

Sawyer we are so glad you are home ! We are kind of interested in hearing your Mom’s side of the story though. Purrs.

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Purrseidon July 22, 2021 at 3:09 pm

WELCOME HOME Dear Furiend!
Purrseidon

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Katie Isabella July 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

Sawyer, Mom, Dad, siblings, I am happy to the core that you are home and WELL! Prayer works every time. Not the way we think it should but then, that’s because that part isn’t up to us. But the prayers are.

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Kitty Cat Chronicles July 22, 2021 at 2:46 pm

Sawyer, it was such a relief when we saw the news yesterday about your return! Thank you so much for letting people see you and making your way back home! Glad to hear you got a clean bill of health. Now we will be purring for Mom Janet’s battle wounds to heal up nicely and quickly! Sending love to you and all the Kitties Blue, with 293475698374651093847 kisses to Astrid from Sampson

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Sweet Purrfections July 22, 2021 at 2:22 pm

We are so thankful you are home again, Sawyer. We think the entire Cat Blogosphere and others breathed a huge sigh of relief with this news. Mom Paula can only imagine what your parents went through. This is a Thankful Thursday, indeed!!!
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The Island Cats July 22, 2021 at 2:15 pm

Sawyer, I hope you got that out of your system and your adventuring days are over. You really gave your humans a huge scare…all of us too…everybuddy was worried about you and that you might never come home. But I’m glad you did. Now eat up and gain that weight back. ~Ernie
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The J-Cats July 22, 2021 at 2:14 pm

We are so relieved the V – E – T gave you a clean Bill of Health, Sawyer. We were extra worried at the thought of you out the Wide World without your meds. Suppose you had had a Seizure?!
You must purromise neffur, effur, to run away again. You have had the Adventure of a Lifetime, but once is quite enough.
Now – We are all agog to read what you got up to out there…
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Timmy Tomcat July 22, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Sawyer you bugger we are so glad you are home it’s hard to be angry you put your Mom, Dad and family through all that. Your reaction is exactly what Angel Ming did when Dad grabber her up after she was missing almost 2 years. He scruffed her and held her at arms length as she flipped and tried to get her teeth and claws in him. And once inside the house it was like a switch. Click. Calm, happy, “where is my food dish? Oh, better fill it up!” We are so glad all our prayers have been answered
Angel Timmy, Dad Pete and Family
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Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania July 22, 2021 at 2:01 pm

So glad you are home Sawyer!

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Teri & her Stylish Adventure Cats! July 22, 2021 at 1:58 pm

Your story gives us hope that if we ever escaped from home that our human will keep looking and looking and using all the tools she knows to find us! We look forward to reading your post with your recommendations and what you did to find your precious Sawyer!

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Sandee July 22, 2021 at 1:54 pm

I’m so happy you’re home and got a clean bill of health from the vet. I’m sure the heart murmur will go away too. Had to be stressful out there. I know your mom and dad worked very hard to get you back.

This is the best Thankful Thursday post of all. I’m still doing the Happy Dance.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥
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Ellen J Pilch July 22, 2021 at 1:53 pm

You must have been very hungry a lot while were on the run. I am glad you are home. I do think being grounded for life is fair after all you put your folks through and everyone in the blogosphere. XO
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Sue Brandes July 22, 2021 at 1:52 pm

I am so happy he is home safe and sound. And his vet visit went well.

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Teddy and Mom Pam July 22, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Oh you little Adventurer you were SO worried about and SO missed and gave your poor Mom and Dad SO much work to do to try and get you back where you belong. We are happy you are OK – perhaps that heart murmur will settle now that you’re home. I have that murmur thing too so maybe we are related???? HAHA I do believe that the entire world was looking for you – one thing that absolutely cannot be denied is that YOU, dear Sawyer, are one very loved kitty and not just by your family but by people around the world to prayed for your return. Rest up…..enjoy regular meals and love and peace. We sure did miss you!!

Love and Hugs, Teddy (and Mom Pam too)
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The Florida Furkids July 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

Sweet Sawyer, we are so happy that you let yourself be found! We are super glad you decided it was time to end your adventure. Admittedly, Periwinkle is a little upset that Stinky went off without her but she looks forward to adventures TOGETHER (with parental approval!)

Good job on keeping your PTU Pooper status!! Raz is proud of you!

We hope your Mom’s injuries get better quickly. She knows you were scared and we’re pretty sure she forgives you but we don’t suggest trying anything like that again. The new collar is a very good idea!!!

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CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE July 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm

Sawyer, we are so glad you’re home. We were so worried about you.
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databbiesotrouttowne July 22, 2021 at 1:44 pm

dood….thiz add venturez while longer….waz noe wear neer az grate as yur add venturez with a sir tin… noelle; ♥♥♥ aka perwinkle and stinky….sew next time….due knot let ther BEE a next time…

we iz buzzed happee ya getted a kleen bill frum de vet

and due yur mom, dad, familee, wife noelle and all yur palz a big soooper big favor….stay home buddy…ya noe ~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

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Meows, purrs, hugs and MOLs are greatly appreciated. Please no hissing, spitting or scratching unless you want one of us to whap you!

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