9 Dec 2000 mishan   » (Journeyer)

I just found out on Wednesday that my cat ran away from my grandma's apartment three weeks ago. I am extremely depressed and at the same time extremely pissed off. Anyway, we sent my cat to my grandma's for a vacation and it turns out one day he just got access to the balcony, jumped on a tree, and ran off. And then my mom and grandmother tried to play hero and made a few HANDWRITTEN, and I repeat HANDWRITTEN, "posters" and hung them up at the retirement home. Anyway, I made a good "Lost Cat" poster and put it into mass production, I made 30 copies of it. I posted 27 copies on various streets he might have run off to and made sure that the posters were where people could see them well. I checked the two animal shelters where he could be but did not get very positive results. The nearest one, which is the one he most likely could have been to, reports that they keep cats for 7 days and then put them up for adoption. We did not find my cat and looked through many reports. We did not find any report of a cat fitting his description in the area where he ran off -- he does not like cars/noise/people he does not know, so he could not run very far! The next animal shelter was the Santa Clara Humane Society, the largest shelter on the west coast. There were quite a few cats, even cats resembling my cat -- but no match. I can now only hope that some family took him in, like I did to another cat and see my posters. I took in a cat a long time ago. He was fearless. He just ran into our house when the door was open, and my grandmother, she lived at our house, fed him and he stayed. One day he didn't come back and I heard reports of a run over cat...Anyway, my ranting on here won't help the situation...

I accomplished a lot the day after I found out he was missing. I (mostly) fixed file xfers. There's only one bug that I know of, and it's pretty minor. I released GtkHx 0.8.4 and since then I have not coded much...

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