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Couple fly home from Oz to look for missing cat
A couple who gave up their jobs for a round-the-world trip have flown home from Australia after being told their cat was missing.
Mandy Lewis and Adam Fumagalli had just arrived in Sydney when they got a call telling them Molly the cat had disappeared.
The pair booked a flight home to the UK after being told the news of their cat's disappearance by Mandy's mother.
The cat was being looked after by Mandy's brother who'd rented the couple's home in Ledbury, Herefordshire, reports the Daily Mirror.
Mandy and Adam had visited India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Bali on their £16,000 trip.
Adam said: "I know giving up the trip of a lifetime for the sake of a cat is beyond ridiculous but that's what we did. I wouldn't have been able to lie on Bondi Beach in the sunshine thinking about Molly lost and shivering in a bush somewhere."
Despite an intensive search the couple were unable to locate Molly.
Mandy said: "We would have hated to come home next April and find Molly was still missing. It took us less than five minutes to decide we had to come home and do everything possible to get her back."
Story filed: 09:32 Monday 8th December 2003
I really hope they find her. :(
It 's a sad fact that lots of cats go missing in the UK for all kinds of reasons. If it was a pedigree it could have been stolen to order :(
Even more sinister things can happen to cats here too!!! :mad:
But it is more likely been run over by a car :(
Its a cat! A CAT. Not a child, a cat.
That is pathetic. :rolleyes:
You never know. When people can't have children, a pet may be just like a child to them.
Fair enough, I can understand that. But to sacrifice a 16,000 pound trip?? Must be one hell of a cat! ;)
I can understand that. If you have no children and a cat I think it would end up being a childly figure..
I know of a lady I used to work with a few years ago and she could not have children she was the same age as me :(
She had two cats and she called them her babies.
I think that she would have been the type to come home from a holiday too :eek:
My partners mother had a cat for 20 yrs and they would not go on holiday and leave it when it got quite old http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
They would not even put it in a cattery :rolleyes:
if i was them, i would do the same thing. people who don't have pets wouldn't understand the feeling, it's even worse than having a kid missing because pets aren't humans and can become very vulnerable. last time my cat went missing and i went all around looking for it in the neighborhood, but i was lucky...it was sleeping under the couch...
Hi Jules - yeah it's really sweet isn't it? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Thanks for asking about my back and 'yes' it's much better by the way. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Originally posted by andromeda_eats:
Its a cat! A CAT. Not a child, a cat.
That is pathetic. :rolleyes: Have to totally disagree with you on this one, Andromeda. I have a daughter, and my animals are in no way replacing her, but if anything happened to any of my cats or my dog, I would be devestated...especially if they just disappeared. You are left imagining all sorts of terrible things. If they get sick, & have to be put to sleep, that's still very upsetting, but at least you know they aren't suffering.
I suppose I must have sympathy for thoes people realy. Is If it had been my Boxer Dog Bruno, I also would have thought about coming home :(
He was my baby at the time and when I had him put to sleep I was upset for ages it even upsets me now typing about it :(
I think that is why I will not have another pet, it's to distressing.( not spelt right!)
Hi chocco http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Pleased to here your back is better :D
[ 13. December 2003, 16:12: Message edited by: jules ]
Shoulda brought the cat with you if its that important...
Hey!!! i would of gone anyway to find my cat if it went missing!! :(
Originally posted by tazmine:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Have to totally disagree with you on this one, Andromeda. I have a daughter, and my animals are in no way replacing her, but if anything happened to any of my cats or my dog, I would be devestated...especially if they just disappeared. You are left imagining all sorts of terrible things. If they get sick, & have to be put to sleep, that's still very upsetting, but at least you know they aren't suffering.[/QB]</font>[/QUOTE]I have two puppies who I adore.....and would be totally distraught if they died or went missing, but what Im saying is if my parents rang up when I was in Europe and said "Belle has gone missing" I would not hop on a plane and come home. I would be upset, and continually call to see if she had come home, but I wouldnt sacrifice a trip of a lifetime for a puppy or a cat. Im sure my parents would be doing everything they could.
Well put anromeda. Not all of us are rich, I know if I was on a round world trip, or ANY inernbational trip and one of my adorable cats went missing, I would not come home. I would of course be extremely worried, but as I said. We aren't all rolling in riches.
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