Update: Boudika is home safe. Writes Lola in comments:
Boudika has returned! Thank you to everyone who sent good thoughts!
She was soaking wet and covered in mud, but after a bath and a hearty meal, she seems to be doing quite well.
We’ll have to decide how to proceed. I think a microchip is in order, though that hardly prevents straying. Keeping animals locked inside, who were born to run free is easier said than done. We’ll do the best we can.
We really appreciate the support that Ballardites are so willing to provide.
Ballard has always been a wonderful community and I’m happy to be a part
Thank you all and Happy Spring,
~ Lola, Daniel, Keira, Bisou and Boudika
Earlier: Three weeks ago Lola, Daniel and 10-year-old Keira moved to Crown Hill near the intersection of 14th Ave NW and NW 87th Street. Two days ago they started letting their cats Boudika (the dark tabby ) and her sister Bisou (the orange tabby) outside. “We figured they would be safe up here, because they have a big backyard and we’re away from heavy traffic. They did well to return home when called, but last night our Tabby, “Boudika” just took off. We haven’t seen her since,” Lola emailed us.
Boudika is a “petit striped tabby with long fluffy fur and a luxurious tail. She’s got green eyes and a green collar around her neck with a tag sporting her name and our phone numbers.”
“The move has been hard on all of us and the kitties were helping us start to feel a little more settled,” Lola says. “Apparently the call of the wild is stronger than the call for dinner right now.” If you have any tips, please write to email@example.com or call Daniel at 410-303-1772 or Lola at 206-919-4025