Pet detectives say that when lost that all cats fall into one of the following behavior categories. THE CAUTIOUS CAT: Generally, a cautious cat likes people but is shy and will dart and hide if a stranger comes to the door. Sometimes she’ll peek around the corner and slowly come out to investigate. However, when displaced, she will immediately hide in fear. If not scared out of hiding by people or another animals, she’s likely to return home on her own or meow to attract attention when her owner comes looking. This could happen within two days. But it could take as long as ten days before hunger or thirst prompts her to attempt to break cover. In Callie’s case, she found food at a feral feeding station set up by cat-loving volunteers quite close to her home and came out of hiding at night to eat. Check in tomorrow for the final profile, The Xenophobic Cat.
Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong