I just want to take a moment to say that cats are not heartless, stupid, or unfeeling in any way.
Five days ago, one of our two cats went missing. The last time a pet of ours went missing for over three days we found them dead in the barn, so understand that I'm freaking out. It's my sister's cat, who we've had for seven years.
Our other cat we got two years after we got him, and he basically raised her. They're like best friends, always playing and cuddling.
For the first couple days no one was worried. Three days passed and I went all around the property, looking. My dad went down the road and the roads around us, but we couldn't find him. That night I stayed outside until midnight calling him and crying. Our cats normally come when called and when after an hour had passed, I broke down on the deck. Two minutes later, Izzy ran out of the trees and cried with me, mewling and rubbing up against me until I picked her up and went inside.
I tried to put it out of my mind, and so I did until this morning, the fifth day. I told my little sister her cat was missing. She's locked herself in her room. Everyone else is looking for Teddy still, in the trailer, greenhouse, old motor home, in the barn, the garage, the cellar, the shed, the outhouse, under the deck, but still no signs of Teddy.
Since we've all come inside, Izzy has been sitting by the sliding patio door, just staring, occasionally zoning out, then jumping back to attention whenever she saw something as little as a mosquito cross her field of vision. I watched her, and for the umpteenth time started crying and came to my room.
Two seconds later she joined me, licked tears off of my face, then jumped up to my bedroom window to continue her watch as I right this.
The people and the ANIMALS in my house are all acting up and moping around, it's like we've lost a member of the family.
I will never cease to get angry at people who hate cats because cats are unfeeling and don't care about shit, because my cat is exactly the opposite of that.
Because of my state right now, whether you think it's stupid of me or not, I may not be active for a while. Sorry to anyone I'm messaging, role playing with, or to anyone to whom I've agreed to judge a contest with, or for whatever reason this may be an inconvenience for you. Unfortunately, until we find Teddy or find out what happened, I'm afraid that I won't cheer up for a while. I'm just tired of losing my pets, who are basically the only ones always there, that won't judge me because they can't.