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Old 05-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #251
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I haven't noticed hair balls having an odor and I've lived with cats for most of my life. Cat urine has a very strong odor, though. Is Salem a boy? Is he neutered? Intact boy cats spray a really nasty-smelling substance to mark their territory.
If I grab up either of my two neutered male 6-yr.-old cats unexpectedly (to them) and set him on my lap for a little unscheduled pet session, the occasional startled urine leak can send me back to the closet for a fresh pair of pants. Oy, such a smell. I can't imagine how much worse the marker could smell. Sometimes on TV I catch "My Cat from Hell" -- makes me appreciate the relatively even temperament of these two.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #252
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How good are cats at finding their way home? Salem got out of the car at the entrance to our neighborhood when Paul was taking recycles up there to the bins. She normally spends a lot of time outside but this would be a new area for her to explore. Do you think she will be able to figure out how to get home? It's probably about a mile on the roads but half that through yards.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:39 PM   #253
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Not sure, depends on how far she has explored in her outside time. I would be hollering on street corners for her.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:59 PM   #254
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We've been out and about and putting up signs. She doesn't normally come when called. She's a fairly independent cat. I just worry about her getting hit by a car. Hope someone finds her.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #255
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We've been out and about and putting up signs. She doesn't normally come when called. She's a fairly independent cat. I just worry about her getting hit by a car. Hope someone finds her.
I'm so sorry, Jabbur. I thinking good thoughts for Salem and hope she wanders home soon! {{{{{Jabbur}}}}}
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #256
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I'm so sorry, Jabbur. I thinking good thoughts for Salem and hope she wanders home soon! {{{{{Jabbur}}}}}
Indeed! So sorry Jabbur.

Cats are very smart, I have a feeling Salem knows where her home is, and she will be back soon!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:20 PM   #257
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My son got home from work around 8:30pm. He grabbed a poncho (it's raining) and a flashlight and walked for about an hour and a half in the area she went missing without any luck. We decided to put a can of food out by the dumpster hoping she would find it. He opened the can and she came running before he even got it set on the ground. Thankful she's home and safe. She's a bit wet from the weather but otherwise unharmed. I hope we don't have to go through this again! I think if she hops in the car with DH again, he'll put her in the house. He's so used to the dog staying by his side he assumed the cat would also. He was as upset as the rest of us.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #259
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I am so happy Jabbur! Extra hugs for Salem!
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I would be sick to my stomach. I'm so glad he came back to you!
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