On Wednesday 30 January, Amira did her usual jump off the first floor balcony of our flat to go out to hang with the other cats in the neighbourhood.
She never came back.
The realisation that she has gone and will never be back to rub against my legs, sit on my lap, squeesh on my side when I sleep or just drive me insane, has hit me today.
I know a lot of people get exasperated by us cat ladies but hey when you are single and lonely, your pets fill that void. There is nothing better than coming home to be greeted by your cats. They are like our children without the answering back.
I’ve lost one of mine and its awful. Worse than losing the 5 goldfish I had when I was a kid. My parents saw her recently and are sad. It’s like they lost one of their grand kids. They even used to Skype to each other 🙂
Maybe a miracle might happen and she will return but I don’t have much faith.
To my darling princess. I love you and miss you xxxx
Ps: to @mich1mich for finding Amira over 2 years ago when she was a few weeks old. @esperanca for naming her and being her godmother :). To @toffeeprincess, @mita56 and @kangayayaroo for sharing the flyer to find her and you lot who gave your support and love and didn’t call me a silly cat lady. Xx
Update (12 Feb 2013): it seems that Dubai Municipality are taking cats from areas if they are not wearing the DM, tag even if they have a collar on and are microchipped. I have tried to call but not surprisingly, no one is answering. I may try and visit the Khawaneej office but I have been informed that they are euthanising the cats after 3 days of capture. If you are ever in the same situation as me call 04 289 1114 immediately to try and see if DM were doing a capturing program in your area.