• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

He's HOME!!!!! Jingles for my kitten that got out of the house this morning

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #41
    Jingling that he comes home from his walkabout soon.
    "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple” – Barry Switzer

    Comment


    • #42
      Is he STILL missing?!?!? Jingles!!!
      What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #43
        Still no sign of Harry Potter

        I'm getting really discouraged. No sign at all of him. He is microchipped, so I was hoping to get a call. We did pull some boards that were in the shed down - I had a horrible feeling that he had gotten trapped there, but again, no sign of him and I really broke down because I had been so afraid he was stuck in there - relief and also frustration.

        I'm making more calls today to see if he got picked up and is at the shelter etc. I guess I will put out some REWARD signs in case someone has him locally. I hope no coyotes etc got him.

        Come home Harry!

        I miss how he always jumps on my back when I am trying to put my shoes on in the morning. He LOVES that and lays down on my back and purrs and purrs. I don't have the heart to move him, so I just finish what I am doing with him on my back. Such a lovable clown...

        Comment


        • #44
          Still mad MAD jingles for Harry to come HOME!!

          Harry, where ARE YOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
          ______________________________
          The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

          Comment


          • #45
            Oh Witherbee, how heart wrenching I went through the exact same thing last fall. The door wasn't shut properly and one of my kittehs, Dobbie wandered out, got spooked and bolted. Dobbie was a rescue from the shelter. We only had him for about a year at that time and he was still very very shy. Pretty much feral. We put up flyers everywhere, made calls to the local vet clinics and shelters, then waited for phone calls and kept searching the neighbourhood. It was the most heart wrenching ordeal I've been through. I didn't think we'd ever see him again. You couldn't catch him. He was too scared. We finally got a phone call from a woman literally down the street from us about 2 months later. He was in her back yard, hunkered down in her shed and hiding in her cedar hedges. Her husband had a live trap (is that what they call it?) and caught him. We had offered a reward but they wouldn't take it.

            Everyone was telling me that when kitty's get out or go missing they don't tend to be very far away. There's a good chance that your beloved clown kitty is still in the area. It's hard, but keep hope. I'll keep jingling!

            Comment


            • #46
              I had one disappear for a few days. One thing I read said go out at midnight and dawn and call him. It worked for me. Good luck.
              www.ncsporthorse.com

              Comment


              • #47
                Still jingling for Harry to come home!
                I loff my Quarter horse clique

                I kill threads dead!

                Comment


                • #48
                  Lots of jingles still coming from California!
                  Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
                  http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e350/Jen4USC/fave.jpg
                  http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...SC/running.jpg

                  Comment


                  • #49
                    Mad jingles again for Harry to GO HOOOOOME!!!!
                    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

                    Comment

                    • Original Poster

                      #50
                      Harry Potter is HOME!

                      Yesterday, the blacksmith was here, and I was down in the barn holding horses. My husband had been seeing a stray in the barn and the back field, but we thought it was the same stray that the neighbors and I had seen (another gray tiger that was definitely NOT Harry). We had started to feed the stray thinking that we would trap and get it fixed etc., but I was in no hurry and the stray would not come close, so had no choice but to wait.

                      The cat had been eating the food my husband left, and was brave enough this time to come in the barn while we were there and was meowing like a cat in heat. I was able to coax the cat closer, and my husband said "look, the ear is chopped like Harry's!" Sure enough, it WAS Harry! He was so thin and his coat looks really dark compared to before, but it sure is him. He took about an hour to finally let me touch him, but once I did, he was hysterical with joy and would not stop rubbing against me, purring and "hugging" me like he always did - getting on his back legs and putting his arms around my neck so that he can rub his face on mine.

                      I was thrilled to have him back, but then worried about how to get him to the house and whether he and the other animals would be okay. I was able to get him into a cat carrier where he promptly freaked out. I closed all of the other cats into another part of the house and let Harry out in our bedroom. He ran to the french doors and FLUNG himself at the windows. I thought he would break them! He then jumped to the top of the french door trying to get out and scrambled all the way down - again almost breaking the windows.

                      Thank goodness he settled down and came to sit with me on the bed. I stayed with him for an hour or so just patting him - he never stopped meowing. Must have been telling me about his adventures.

                      I put Sylvester in with him (Sylvester is de-clawed and was Harry's bestie), and they were old pals right away. Later, I opened the bedroom door, but put up a dog gate so that the dogs would not run in to smell him. My husband laughed and pointed out that Harry "led the parade" to the kitchen at feed time and ate with the other cats. No one bothered him except the new puppy (who had never met him) was trying to sniff him a lot.

                      So happy he is home - very thin and has very bad gas from eating cat food again. He slept in his usual place last night, and he and the new puppy are both curled up on my lap as I type this.

                      Here he is with Sylvester, Badger and Ruby on my lap as we watched TV last night:
                      http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...38037836_n.jpg

                      Comment


                      • #51
                        Awwww now thats the kind of ending we all want to hear . Cats have 9 lives for a reason!!!!
                        "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                        "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

                        Comment


                        • #52
                          Yayyyy! So happy for you and Harry, and good job getting him inside. Thank you for updating-a lovely start to the week!

                          Comment


                          • #53
                            YAY!!!!! That is WONDERFUL news!
                            What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

                            Comment


                            • #54
                              Yay!!!! He looks sooooo happy to be home!!
                              Flip a coin. It's not what side lands that matters, but what side you were hoping for when the coin was still in the air.

                              You call it boxed wine. I call it carboardeaux.

                              Comment


                              • #55
                                Oh my goodness that is awesome!!!
                                ______________________________
                                The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

                                Comment


                                • #56
                                  Yay! This is such great news!
                                  If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                                  Desmond Tutu

                                  Comment


                                  • #57
                                    Love a happy ending and love the photo!! So glad to hear he is home!
                                    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe

                                    Comment


                                    • #58
                                      Yay, so happy he's home! What a great ending!!!

                                      Comment


                                      • #59
                                        Logged in at work just to post ... YAYYYYY!!!

                                        I remember this thread and seeing Harry and thinking what a handsome boy he was. I am SO glad he made it home safe!

                                        The stories he could tell!!
                                        Full-time bargain hunter.

                                        Comment


                                        • #60
                                          Yaaaaaaaay!!! What a fantastic update! So happy to hear Harry is home again! That is a lovely photo.
                                          I loff my Quarter horse clique

                                          I kill threads dead!

                                          Comment

                                          Working...
                                          X