Recently I shared a story of my cat Willow who had disappeared for a month in the Alaskan Bush. I wish he could tell me the stories of everything he went through. I’m sure some of it was very traumatic because he panics in small spaces. Nevertheless he’s eating large amounts and getting those bones covered with a layer of flesh again. I appreciate the help various people gave me on his behalf so he could see the vet. He says thank you.
UPDATE: Willow has now seen the vet, and is eating like a hungry bear in spring. Thank you to those who helped!!
Original Facebook post about Willow coming back: “It’s a miracle!!! My missing cat Willow, who came to Alaska with me but disappeared about a month ago, showed up at about 3:15 am! I had woken up and open the window to feel the fresh air, and there was a sad loud meow. When I opened the door, in jumped my very starved and skinny cat. He probably ate a full can of cat food and part of a bowl of dry food. I fell to my knees in a prayer of thankfulness and tears while he ate, and then I held him close for a long long time in my arms. now we are cuddled up on the bed and I’ll say good night with a happy heart. #myheartishappy #thankyougod #mycatisback
After being gone for a month in the wilds of Alaska Bush, he is now skin and bones and starving 😿🤒😭but I’m getting him fed and warm and he’s purring in my arms. ❤️❤️He’s maybe half his original weight from a month ago. He will be staying inside now while we’re still in Alaska 😀❤️💕😍.
However I am very concerned about his fragile body right now and I think he needs to go to the vet possibly for rehydration and other check up. I’m staying with friends in Alaska for another month and have no income. My friends helped me a lot but they’ve already done so much. Many of you have followed this saga of missing Willow and were thrilled as I was that he showed up. If any of you feel like donating to a vet fund it would be an incredible gift.
There are two easy ways to donate through PayPal. One is on this blog using the tip jar donation button in the sidebar menu. On mobile it’s a little tricky to find. Click on the menu tab, scroll down through menu and several posts and you will eventually run into tip jar donation. You can use a debit or credit card and do not have to be a paypal member.
Or if you are easily Pay Pal conversant you can send money to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anything is greatly appreciated right now.
10/13/16 I have spoken to the vets office who suggest since he is eating a little and keeping it down that I just watch him for a couple days and see if he starts getting stronger on his own. I have used donation money to get him special foods and ensure, and he has been eating more today and moving around more. I will still take him into the vet to get a check up but they advised it might be to Traumatic to go right away after just getting home in such a mess. So I’m making him very comfortable and petting him a lot.
Here he is as i write. Thank you for any help you can give.Previous photos of Willow. He has been my little buddy since he was 8 weeks old
The rest of these pictures are taken over the last several years. Willow is about 12 years old