Post 792: Sox the tuxedo cat up-date…

Remember Sox the tuxedo cat, my sister’s cat that went missing for 10 months? He looked a bit rough at the shelter, as you can imagine after being missing for 10 months. His sleek fur was dirty and a bit ruffled. He needed a good grooming!

before

BEFORE

after

AFTER

What Sox looks like in his prime...just wait till his hair grows out again!

What Sox looks like in his prime…just wait till his hair grows out again!

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Here’s a bonus photo of Sox in his hidey hole, among some stuffed toys.

Where's kitty?

Where’s kitty?

Thanks to my sister for sharing her photos with me and telling me about Sox’s adventure! Anyone who’s had a pet go missing can take heart from Sox’s story.

There are examples of cats and dogs showing up after long times and great distances, but they always seem a bit like fairy tale animals until one turns out to be the pet of a family member or yourself.

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Here’s a photo of Sox enjoying some bird watching out the window.sox and bird

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35 thoughts on “Post 792: Sox the tuxedo cat up-date…

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    • Molly and Sox tolerate each other, and agree on one point: “we don’t particularly care for children, but we love our human!” The main thing is they quickly established where they wanted to be in the house, and let the other cat have his or her piece of the place without drama. My sister really lucked out there!

    • My sister said he had really dirty fur, with stains in the white part. I imagine he got some minimal grooming at the shelter – a bath – before they advertised him on their website. He also got some veterinary care, routine shots and a check up while there. My sister said she had to pay a $180 fee to pick him up, and that was what that was mostly about. Since she was offering a reward for his return, she was more than happy to pay the shelter fee.

      • That fee is ridiculously high! Is not the shelter’s purpose to find loving homes for their animals? How could they charge such a high fee to reunite the original owner with the pet? I know she did not mind paying it but they took advantage of her. They should be ashamed. They should get the bulk of their funding from punitive fines put on animal abusers. I wonder where that money goes?

        • Can’t answer any of those questions…! Locally, you pay $25 for a shelter cat, and that’s refunded once you give proof of neutering/spaying and vaccination for the standard things required here. One difference there: since this is a no kill shelter, some of the animals were there for extended time while medical issues were dealt with, for example, and other things. They got their shots and a check up in that $180 as well.

          • Our no kill shelter does the same as yours. I understand that the shelters need funding to take care of these animals properly but I still say that they took advantage of your sister and they are just wrong doing that. I am just glad that your sisters heart was healed by getting Sox back. I just think its a shame, thats all. Where does your sister live?

    • Tuxedo cats are very handsome cats, I think, too! After Sox disappeared, my sister found another tuxedo cat — Molly — and adopted her. Now she has two tuxedo cats, and they look a lot alike.

    • Me, too! Sox’s reappearance was hoped for, but he went missing in a wooded area behind the house my sister’d just moved to. Soc was used to spending a part of his day outside at the old place, and he apparentyly became disoriented at the new place or decided to go exploring. Whatever it was, there was concern coyotes might kill him if street traffic didn’t. It was a rough 10 months for my sister– and Sox!

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