When Tyler got Midnight, we had all hoped that he would be around forever.
Wouldn't you know it, almost 1 year to the day, he disappeared. Two weeks ago Wednesday (the 22nd - we found Midnight on the 23rd in 2008), we couldn't find him when we were getting ready to go to bed. And we both went out at 10:00 at night and searched the barns. Darned cat. This cat is/was cool. He was housebroke, not an in your face cat but one who would sit with a little boy, sleep with a little boy and in general just be there.
After almost two weeks, everyone else but Tyler and I have accepted the fact that he may be gone for good. We are still holding out hope that he will come home. I'm really hoping he is in someone else's house giving love to them and their kids, and that he will come home sooner or later......
But in the meantime, Tyler got another kitten. This one is younger and a female. And her name is Daisy May.
So far, she is just as cool as Midnight, without the housebroke aspect. Although I think to prevent her from disappearing, she will be a strictly inside cat. So far, she is loving all the attention Tyler and Jessie lavish her with.