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Monday, February 7, 2011

"Rosy", Grey Tabby, DMH, Santa Rosa

Rosy is an indoor/outdoor five year old DMH grey tabby with green eyes. She is wearing a blue collar with a bell and is microchipped. She had been missing for two months when I was called. However, there were possible sightings of Rosy in the surrounding area of a couple of blocks surrounding the home. Rosy's person did not believe that the sightings were accurate because she felt that if Rosy was that close to home, she would come home. There was a possible sighting of Rosy just a couple of days prior to me coming out, and the location was within a block of the home. 

Rosy's person had moved out of the home a couple of months prior to Rosy disappearing, but she had left Rosy with her former roommate because her temporary housing situation did not allow cats. 

We went to the location of the current sighting, which posed it own challenges. The sighting was across a creek, and the person stood on the walking trail on the other side. The bushes where Rosy was seen was very thick, and not strong enough to support mine or Dino's weight, but there would be no problem supporting the weight of a seven pound cat. In addition, there was no way that a human could access that side of the creek. I tried to find a way, but the whole side was fenced off. I did not think that Rosy would jump the creek, which was several feet wide. 

We checked the yards of the houses on the same side of where Rosy was seen and we did find her track coming out of the yard that was directly behind where she was seen. We checked the yard, and there was definitely space for a cat to come through the chain link and wooden fence. Plus, this house only had another indoor only cat, and there was a broken board in the side gate, which is where we got the scent coming out from. 

We found the track leading down the street, around an empty lot and then back out past her house and then out onto the walking trails along the creek and then from there went into other neighborhoods, and then back to the neighborhood of the house. 

After several hours, Rosy's person called off the search. She was clearly disappointed that we did not come upon Rosy while on the search. I gave her a wide variety of techniques to keep looking for Rosy and how to get the word out. 

Track One - 

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Total Distance: 9.03 km (5.6 mi)
Total Time: 4:59:02
Moving Time: 4:36:44
Average Pace: 33.13 min/km (53.3 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 30.66 min/km (49.3 min/mi)
Min Pace: 4.76 min/km (7.7 min/mi)
Min Elevation: -11 m (-35 ft)
Max Elevation: 48 m (158 ft)
Elevation Gain: 207 m (680 ft)
Max Grade: 17 %
Min Grade: -12 %
Recorded: Mon Feb 07 09:46:29 PST 2011

Track Two - 

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Total Distance: 7.55 km (4.7 mi)
Total Time: 1:56:55
Moving Time: 1:02:54
Average Pace: 15.48 min/km (24.9 min/mi)
Average Moving Pace: 8.33 min/km (13.4 min/mi)
Min Pace: 6.67 min/km (10.7 min/mi)
Min Elevation: 0 m (1 ft)
Max Elevation: 22 m (71 ft)
Elevation Gain: 275 m (904 ft)
Max Grade: 0 %
Min Grade: 0 %
Recorded: Mon Feb 07 14:56:45 PST 2011