Update: there is only one collar missing now!
The first two collars we got back were from our direct neighbour. Then last night we got a third collar (and registration tag!) back from people a few doors up with a note that said
…here’s Baxter’s collar, found on a rose bush next to the head and tail of a mouse! I guess the mouse fought back!
The note goes on to introduce their two cats and I learnt that the big, grey cat that hissed and spat at Baxer yesterday when she tried to make friends is called Twinkle. Ha!
Baxter is onto her 5th collar in 4 months.
We’re not sure how or where she’s losing them – she just trots back up the stairs, sans collar.
After she lost her 4th collar (within 24hrs), I decided to write a note to our neighbours up and down the street, asking them – if they’ve seen a cat collar around – to please pop it in our letter box.
We just got home and found two collars in our letter box! And get this: one of them is the first collar she had, with her council registration still attached.
Thank you, neighbours, whomever you are!