December 05, 2006



I never in a million years thought I'd ever be doing a post like this, and I'm sure this is the longest of shots, but...

I am looking for my lost cat, Matilda. She is a long-haired tortoise shell with stripey tabby legs and face. She ran off on Sunday around 9 AM, headed towards Ruby near 40th St (a couple of blocks up from Telegraph) in north Oakland and hasn't been seen since. I know it sounds a bit silly to be so worried, but this is by far the longest she has ever stayed away after escaping.

She has a light blue collar (not the yellow one in the picture) and a tag that says Matilda with a phone number.

I know there is at least a handful of local folks who read my blog. So anyone in the area, can you keep an eye out and let me know if you see her? I doubt she would have ranged very far from Ruby/40th, and if she hasn't been killed or catnapped she is probably hiding out under somebody's building or something. I daresay she'll just come trotting in at some point, and I will feel mightily silly for freaking out. Till then, though, all will be panic and misery...

Posted by Dr. Frank at December 5, 2006 07:09 PM | TrackBack

She's gorgeous! I really, really hope you're able to find her.

Posted by: Manda at December 5, 2006 08:05 PM

I'm sorry to hear that. Good luck finding her.

Posted by: josh at December 6, 2006 12:01 AM

Oh, Frank! I'm rooting for Matilda getting home! It's so scary when a kittie escapes. Please keep us all updated!

Posted by: Casey at December 6, 2006 12:23 AM

I heard someone found her pants in Oregon... (sorry, bad joke, but I hope you find that kute kit)

Posted by: Nurvy at December 6, 2006 07:21 AM

Maybe she take your money and run Venezuela?

(Seriously, hope she turns up safe and sound.)

Posted by: Angie Schultz at December 6, 2006 03:38 PM

Ooohh, so sorry about Matilda. I'm sending good mojo your way...

Posted by: Katie at December 6, 2006 05:28 PM

I live right near there and I'm going back home for a month so I will DEFINITELY keep an eye out for her.

Posted by: Clio at December 6, 2006 08:44 PM

Man, that's so sad. I hope she comes back...

Posted by: Matt R. at December 6, 2006 09:20 PM

In that picture, she looks like the statue of Jim Morrison in front of his gravesite. But seriously, I hope she turns up safe and sound.

Posted by: David C. at December 6, 2006 11:12 PM

Awww... I wish I could help somehow, but she'd have to be quite a runner to make it down this way. Still, St. Anthony prayers and good vibes via mind-power and such. Good luck! :(

Posted by: Sasha at December 7, 2006 09:07 AM

once I had a cat, a little kitty cat it was my friend. I almost lost hope when she went away... kinda like what's happening today.

Posted by: Debbie at December 7, 2006 07:47 PM