It has now been just over 2 weeks, and our baby still hasn't been found. A week ago, my husband is pretty sure he saw Kaysar sitting on a driveway near our house, while driving around the neighbourhood searching, but by the time he pulled the car over the cat had taken off. Zach searched for hours with no other sightings. My heart is still broken. Nobody has seen our boy. It is as if he vanished.
At this point I have canvased 500 homes in the neighbourhood, posting a note about Kaysar on doors. We have put up about 175 flyer's with Kaysar's picture and description, offering a reward. I have gone online and posted ads on Craigslist, Kijiji, OXL, Humane Society. I have posted with vets, animal hospitals, and the nearest animal shelters. We visit them when we can.
So far, we have had two legitimate calls, but the sightings turned out not be Kaysar. We have had a ton of prank calls and text messages...some really mean. My husband has gotten "your cat is dead" messages. I have even had a well meaning neighbourhood "animal communicator" call. She claimed she would use telepathy to make contact with him, and that once she had she would use Reiki to calm him into staying put until we could find him. I am a very open minded person, but she kept calling him a her, and did not require any personal item to assist her. However, we could pay her if she helped narrow down the area and we could find him. Oh boy.
At nights we search the neighbourhood with spotlights trying to find him.
So far we have come across a few of these...
a lot of these...
I have truly appreciated all the support from those who have commented and offered their experiences. We can use all the positive energy we can get. Every day that goes by it gets harder to stay optimistic. I refuse to give up hope that Kaysar will come home, even though it feels sometimes we may never find him.