Douglas Canady said it has been nearly a year since his beloved tabby cat, Nathan Jr., went missing, and the loss still weighs heavily on his heart.
“Nathan Jr. enjoyed hiking with me at home in the Hillsboro area,” Canady said. “He vanished from my back yard last summer, and I miss him every day.
“I have other cats, but Nathan Jr. was special. I got him as a kitten and he’d follow me around like a puppy. He was very friendly and answered back when I said anything to him. I’m retired, and we would go every morning out the back door together. He followed along with me on my trails at my property and always stayed close like a dog.”
Nathan Jr. was very attached to Canady.
“Wherever I was, he’d lay down on the floor next to me,” Canady said.
He does not expect Nathan Jr. to return.
“I assume something from the forest got him,” Canady said. “I would always remind anyone that when they let their cat outside unattended, they should just consider for a moment that it may be the last time they see him. I miss him so much.”
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