When sick, injured or intimidated by turf wars, cats go to ground and lie silent, so they don't attract predators. This primal programming can override even a tight love-bond with their owners. We couldn't get eyes on the hiding kitty, despite using a sewer camera. So we've baited a humane trap and play a recording of Jake's little sister trilling for food there twice a day.
Komu detects cats, but not a *particular* cat: indoor/outdoor pets leave too many scent trails to track. But given the animal kingdom dynamics around here – and that most felines are found in a seven-house radius – we're cautiously hopeful this could be our little buddy. Fingers crossed!
[BACKSTORY: Our cowardly couch potato Jake went missing on October 26 from 127th Street & 7th Ave NW, Broadview, Seattle. More details on FindingJake.com. We're grateful for any and all help spreading the word!]
Photo of Komu by James Branson of Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue