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Lost on 17th Ave. N.E. – Cougar the Cat

Posted by Mike on June 22nd, 2014

Josh emails: “I live on Northeast 86th Street & 17th Avenue Northeast.  My cat Cougar has been outside since Wednesday night. She usually doesn’t go far and will come back in the house but has not done so yet.

“She is all black with a pink collar. She is very skittish and has a distinct meow when scared. She will be vocal when she is in a safe place like a bush or under a porch.

“If you see her, call Josh at 206-719-6937. Thanks!”

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10 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Terry Parkhurst // Jun 25, 2014 at 1:53 am

    What a lovely little cat she is. Her name seems to suit her well; her eyes look as if she’s a huntress. Here’s hoping she shows up soon, or someone helps her find her way home.

  • 2 Josh // Jun 25, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    An update, folks: She has been found but has not returned home yet. She is either being too stubborn or too dumb to head back where she belongs. Reporting any sightings is still appreciated but she is no longer missing

  • 3 Terry Parkhurst // Jun 26, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    “Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.”
    - Mark Twain, notebook, 1894

  • 4 An Observer // Jun 26, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Can we post a Missing column about the departed songbirds from my yard?

    Bell your cat. Give the wildlife a chance from these natural born hunters.

  • 5 Josh // Jun 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    My cat has a collar with two metal tags and she is afraid of birds

  • 6 Unobservant // Jul 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Is this wingnut serious with the ‘Bell your cat’ nonsense? Should we bell those birds so the earthworms can hear them coming?

    PS – great response Josh. Hope your cat comes home soon.

  • 7 An Observer // Jul 2, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    “Cats kill billions of birds every year and even more tiny rodents and other mammals in the United States, a study finds.

    According to the research, published in the journal Nature Communications, cats kill between 1.4 billion and 3.7 billion birds and between 6.9 billion and 20.7 billion small mammals, such as meadow voles and chipmunks.

    The staggering number of bird deaths may account for as much as 15 percent of the total bird population, said study co-author Pete Marra, an animal ecologist with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.”

    Bell your cats. Save a white breasted nuthatch, or a red footed booby.

    I guess having the bird population reduced by 15% in exchange for a reduction in the rat population could be argued intelligently.

    I suppose cat licenses engraved on a bell would solve the problem entirely.

  • 8 Unobservant // Jul 3, 2014 at 11:30 am

    There may be some legitimacy to the request, but to use the thread about someone’s lost pet as a platform, especially with the little flair of one-upmanship, is tactless. There are better places for it.

  • 9 Patty // Jul 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

    I spotted her a few minutes ago in the back corner of our yard near 20th & 94th. Almost got her to come out then my husband came outside and she retreated into the bushes.

  • 10 Josh // Jul 6, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you Patty and all you folks out there watching for me. My cat was recovered 7 days ago. She was spotted four days previous to that and it took 4 for her to come back. An observer, take your case to New Zealand because my cat is still afraid of birds and she starved the entire time she was out there