If you’re traveling anywhere near Amesbury, Massachusetts and happen to see a rather large, white cat with a deformed front paw, there’s a dog named Aspen who would appreciate hearing from you.
Yodi, the wayward cat, has been among the missing since Labor Day weekend. The 10-year-old feline is a member of the Packer family, who have been living on Rocky Hill Road in Amesbury for the past 36 years.
As much as his human family misses Yodi, it is Aspen who is most despondent over his absence. The 90-pound boxer-terrier mix has been blind for many years, and relies on Yodi for both guidance and companionship. According to Diane Packer, Aspen has been just lying around since his friend disappeared.
The Packers have posted signs on trees and poles up and down Rocky Hill Road and Main Street, hoping someone will spot this special cat and return it to his home and canine companion. Diane Packer believes the cat got bored over the long holiday weekend waiting for the Packers to return from a trip. Their house is rigged so their animals, including seven other cats, can come and go as they please.
She and husband Les have definitely not given up hope. They are familiar with the idiosyncratic behavior of some cats. They have a small tiger cat that disappeared on Mother’s Day and returned on Thanksgiving for three years running.
Source: Newburyport News