LOSING A PET
- Ozzie may have appeared at someone's doorstep without his collar (it was a breakaway collar that may have been snapped open) and taken in, appearing as a friendly stray. If he was adopted, the good-hearted neighbor may not have given any thought to having his microchip read, which would reunited him with us.
- Ozzie may have been sick and traveled to the woods beyond our backyard to find a place to die. He had been sleeping a bit more than normal and he wasn't as social as he had been. Cats hide their illnesses and Ozzie may have been concealing the fact that his health was failing.
- Ozzie may have been lured by curiosity and gotten lost.
- A predator may have found Ozzie.