We are happy to report that we recovered Coco last Sunday night after being missing for 15 days. She is now reunited with her sister Bella.
We wanted to thank all the people of Charlestown that helped us find our beloved Siamese Coco Puff. It was amazing to us that so many people in our community kept their eyes open and called us with any and all sitings of her. Even people we talked to on the street were so nice and told us that they would keep their eyes open and several people said that they would put food out for her in case she came to their house..
This is a amazing community that helps their neighbors and will help at a moments notice. The kindness of strangers was overwhelming.
On Saturday morning we received a call from a resident a block down off Russell Street who said he thought he saw Coco in his back yard. We searched but came up with nothing. Then on Saturday night we received another call from someone who said they saw Coco off Bunker Hill Street which means she left the woods behind Russell and crossed a major road. When Peter returned Saturday evening from California we set traps over on Pearl Street but came up with nothing.
On Sunday afternoon around 1.30 we got the break we were looking for. Peter received a call from a man who stated he had seen our Cat behind his house. He got our number from a Poster that we had placed at the local Liquor store. When I asked him where he lived he said Russell Street so it seemed she was back in the woods off Russell. We immediately rushed over and went into the woods and started to softly call her name and also shake her bird chirper feather toy.
All of a sudden her little head popped up and it was her. We couldn’t believe it. We had so many emotional ups and down over the past 2 weeks and there she was a half mile away from our home. She was reacting to us but was very frightened at the same time. We attempted to get her closer to us but she ultimately ran off. We found her again but she still would not come and then she ran and hid. We continued to search but could not find her. We decided to leave the premises and come back at dusk and set the traps. At 4.30 I received another call from a woman from Eden Street who saw Coco standing in front of the same house off Walker and Russell. This confirmed she was still in the area.
I set the traps at 5.00 PM and returned at 7.00 PM and I captured one of the neighbors cats but still no Coco. I reset the traps again and returned at 9.15. This time little Coco was meowing from one of the traps.
15 days on the run and she is back with us. She seems to have lost a bit of weight of otherwise she is in very good health. We plan to take her to the Vet today just to be sure.
Special thanks to Paul, Mike and Jackie Gentis........................
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.
Cheryl, Peter and Aidan