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Missing tabby cat in Devonshire Road
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Post: #1
06-02-2013 06:52 PM

My beautiful cat Bonnie disappeared this morning from the Forest Hill end of Devonshire Road.

She is a brown and honey coloured tabby, with a slightly "bald" ring around her neck where her collar used to be. She is micro-chipped.

Please could you check sheds and gardens - I've checked with a few neighbours on the railway side of the line where I live, but would be really grateful for further searching.

I am desperately worried about her. Please call on 07711048102 with any news. Reward for safe return.

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21-02-2013 02:12 PM

This cat has been coming to us over the last two weeks and I am not aware that it is a neighbour's. It comes at about 12.30 or 4.30. I was ready with my camera today. If you think it is your missing cat, let me know, though I live on Honor Oak Park so that is quite far from you.

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21-02-2013 04:28 PM

Hi Pixysunflower

Thanks so much for posting the pictures. I am not sure whether they show Bonnie but could I call by and see? I'm on my way home from work now. Could you give me a call or drop me a text on my mobile please (07711048102). Many thanks.

Also thanks to Rob for leaving me a voicemail to let me know the photos were on the forum - really appreciate it.


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Cellar Door

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22-02-2013 07:27 PM

CatherineEB wrote:
Also thanks to Rob for leaving me a voicemail…

Hi Catherine,

My pleasure for the voicemail.

I live very close to the Forest Hill end of Devonshire Road. I also have a lovely tabby like Bonnie. So close was your description of Bonnie that at first glance I thought we were sharing a cat.

We call him Jeffers. And that you call “him” Bonnie. And that you were mistaken about his gender.

But actually, Bonnie is a distinctly different cat to our Jeffers. They do both share strikingly similar patterns and a bald ring around their necks where their collar’s used to be.

I’ve checked our garage for Bonnie. No sign. Unfortunately.

Then I was ever so pleased to see pixysunflower’s posting yesterday.

I quickly printed off your pictures of Bonnie. And pixysunflower’s pictures.

I did this because I have recently become a proud owner of a very handy device from The Science Museum and put that to the test. It is a magnifying glass (2x and 4x magnification) with a light!

At first there is a slight disappointing difference in the markings on the forehead. pixysunflower’s cat’s markings between the eyes are curved. Your snaps of Bonnie show distinctly straight lines vertical between the eyes. Could it be just because of pixysunflower’s photo showing a slightly more worried version of Bonnie?

I was terribly pleased to view the paw markings on the front rhs. Incredibly the same. And distinctively so.

I think that the ears of both cats are also a big factor in a similarity.

My analysis is that pixysunflower’s little visitor is highly likely to be Bonnie.

And well done for getting Bonnie’s missing notices around Forest Hill in the shop windows. I hope to read very soon about Bonnie being back home with you.


P.S. pixysunflower thoughtfully mentioned that they live on Honor Oak Park and observed that is quite far from us. In terms of cat travels, I think that Honor Oak Park is very close. With that in mind and in case it just happens to be a similar looking cat to our Jeffers and Bonnie, then have you also put your missing notices around the HOP parade of shops?

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23-02-2013 03:56 PM

I have wonderful news to report, which is that Bonnie is found! I received a call yesterday from a lovely lady on Woodcombe Crescent, whose daughter had befriended Bonnie earlier that day and then spotted my posters.

I'm totally euphoric to have her home, albeit weighing 25% less than she did when she left. She's otherwise healthy, aside from a clump of fur missing from her head. I'm presuming she got caught in a fight, ran away, became disorientated and couldn't work out the way back.

Thanks to everyone who has responded to my posters or via this website - it has been amazing to know that there have been other eyes out there helping to find and bring her home Smile


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25-02-2013 02:54 PM

Fantastic news. I know I would be devastated if either of my two cats were lost.

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26-02-2013 09:03 AM

Just to report a new and completely different tabby has appeared today and is cold, hungry but unaccountably friendly - as if it thinks this is its home. It was sitting on the garden bench and seems like in no hurry to leave. We've fed it and if it still there after I return from work, will put a photo up. If you think your cat is missing, please let me know.
ps pleased to meet Catherine and hear of the safe return of Bonnie and Cedar Door's detective work was a great read.

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