George is missing! There's a kitty on the loose, and this ain't no fun. I've posted for lost cats before around our country town. I've walked through the back woods for hours, looking for Wiz and White Sox to name just two. I've jumped in my truck and trolled the neighborhood looking for any traces or sound of our felines. Missing or ill pets near the end of their run with us provide not a happy time. Whether it's a pet goldfish taking a trip to meet the ty- d-bol man, a family hamster meeting its maker with the help of the family pooch or an untimely accident on a nearby road, saying goodbye is never easy. The ultimate downside of a rambunctious, loving puppy or kitty is the adult knowledge that someday, it'll be time to part ways. My remedy? I try to put these thoughts out of my mind and enjoy every day with them in my lap. City, outdoor cats live short lives for the most part, but I do hope George finds his way back to his owners. He looks to be a cutie. Purr!