The Melville Cat: I’m Missing

From the Melville Cat:

Well, this is awkward. It seems that I am missing.

I, of course, know exactly where I am. But Heather and Ray do not. I realize this doesn’t make much sense. But there you have it.

Smokey-upside-downHave you seen me?

I am my own cat. Heather does her best to control my movements but she has always known that her efforts are ultimately futile. I go where I want, when I want. This is, after all, how I came to live with Heather in the first place.

At any rate, I cannot tell you where I am myself because that is how I roll. But Heather and Ray are worried about me — they haven’t seen me in more than a week. So if you’ve seen me or have some idea of where I am, maybe you could let Heather know by leaving a comment on this blog or messaging @2summers on Twitter or Instagram.


PS: You can see more photos of me on my own Instagram account.

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From Heather:

Smokey is making light of the situation. But the truth is that we are really worried about him. We live on 6th Avenue in Melville, toward the end of the street near Main Road. If you’ve seen an all-gray cat anywhere in that area lately, please let me know, and spread the word to others who live in the area. Smokey is micro-chipped but he refuses to wear a collar.

Smokey, if you’ve decided to relocate, that’s fine. I totally understand and I’ve always known that this is your way. I just want to make sure you’re alright.

UPDATE: The Melville Cat was found.

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  • Reply contrafacta November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Oh no, Heather! I’m so sorry… I hope Smokey comes home soon and that, if he doesn’t, he’s found a nice place to stay. – tekla

    • Reply 2summers November 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Tekla. And by the way – happy birthday!

  • Reply catherine November 13, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    hope he comes back, thinking of you and of him….

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks Catherine 🙂

  • Reply fiona November 13, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I hope you find him…. Do you think he went back to your old house?

    • Reply 2summers November 13, 2015 at 4:32 pm

      I’ve checked with Michelle, his old owner who lives next to my old house. He hasn’t been seen there but I still need to check with Lucky and Horst.

  • Reply Ellen November 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I have a feeling he will show up. Hope so!

    • Reply 2summers November 13, 2015 at 4:45 pm

      I really hope so too.

  • Reply Michelle November 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    NO! Smokey! This is unacceptable. xoxo to Heather 🙁

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm


  • Reply autumnashbough November 13, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    NOOO! So sorry. Come back, darn cat!

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      I know. I knew you’d be sad too.

      • Reply autumnashbough November 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm

        No sign? Could he have gone back to the old ‘hood?

        • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

          I checked. No dice. (Sad face.)

          • autumnashbough November 16, 2015 at 10:32 pm

            Clearly he found someone who adores him and spoils him with meat and they have locked him up.

          • 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:33 pm

            I really, really hope so.

  • Reply Adam November 13, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Try Facebook. Look at and post on:
    * FOUND Animals (Dogs, Cats, Birds)
    * Kneading Paws
    * Kittycat Online Cat Community
    * Lost and found pets south africa
    * Missing pets south africa
    * Pets lost and found
    * Lucky Lucy Foundation
    * TEARS
    * Lost & Found in JHB: Dog, Cat & Horse
    * Cataholics

    And try:

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Adam. I haven’t checked all these places yet but he does gave a microchip. I’m hoping that if he winds up at a vet or shelter someone will check for that.

  • Reply Deano November 14, 2015 at 4:25 am

    Heather, I will pray for the return of the Melville Cat! I can’t believe he ran off. I really hope he comes back so hang in there.


    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much Dean. I really appreciate that.

  • Reply Lani November 14, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Ug. How incredibly stressful. Please let us know if Melville returns. Thinking of you and Ray. Hugs.

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Lani. I’ll keep everyone posted – nothing yet.

  • Reply starkwe November 14, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Aww, I’m always terrified that my own grey cat will disappear one day and I won’t be able to find him. I hope Smokey shows up soon, or at least lets you know he’s okay.

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Thank you. I hope so too 🙂

  • Reply tenney mason November 16, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Oh no. Come back Mr. Smoke.

    • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      Yes, please Smokes.

  • Reply amelie88 November 16, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Any news? I hope he turns up. My dog used to run off all the time, mostly after squirrels or rabbits or whatever took his fancy mostly zooming straight through our neighbor’s yards. I was usually there when it happened (he wasn’t allowed outside without supervision since our yard had no fence) and would run right after him and snatch him.

    However cats like to wander and are so unpredictable. I hope you find him, he seems like a lovely (if stubborn) kitty.

  • Reply 2summers November 16, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks Amelie. Yep, cats are definitely harder to control than dogs in this regard. Especially in South Africa, where it’s virtually impossible to keep cats inside because houses tend to be really open. Thanks for the hopeful thoughts 🙂

  • Reply Anriette November 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Very sad to hear… Stay hopeful, but also prepare for the worst and then celebrate the good years he had and joy he brought to so many of us. How old is he.. more or less?

    • Reply 2summers November 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      Thanks Anriette, that really helps. He’s about 8 I think.

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