There are two main avenues of expense going forward: Future consultations with an animal communicator, and expenses related to the production and mailing of missing-cat flyers.
First, the animal communicator: Why this? Very simply because he has gained credibility in my eyes through my past consultations with him. We have had zero eyewitness sightings of Citri. After the first 2-3 weeks this made us desperate enough to give him a try despite initial doubts. In his communications of the things Citri has “shown” him, the following are among the things he has described that give me confidence in his legitimacy:
1 The presence and description of outbuildings on properties too far from roads to see on Google Maps Street View.
2 Main and trim colors of houses, and the presence of items in yards at residences for which no Google Maps Street View is available.
3 The presence of seasonal crops in fields that is unavailable on Google Earth.
4 The presence and description of other cats, confirmed by people on the ground (and quite possibly caught by me while after her).
I’ll be blunt, consultations are not cheap at $175 per. But for all follow-ups after the initial consultation, an initial payment of $30 is made for a general status check that determines whether she is still alive. In this way we wouldn’t pay the full price only to find out he thinks Citri has passed. After the status check, if chosen, the difference of $130 is paid for a new map dowsing to track location and movement, and revealing of what Citri is seeing.
This is the only information of any kind available to us to have any idea whether she is still alive or where she is.
Second, flyers. Based on the animal communicator’s info, flyers would be mailed to any residential areas where she is located or may be moving toward. The hope here is to have people looking for her not only where she may be, but ahead of her arrival should she keep moving in the same direction. Yard signs (already on hand) would also be deployed in these areas. As I mentioned in a recent video, the next subdivision she would come to that has densely set houses has on-house mailboxes, which would require me to go on peoples’ property to get flyers to them. Because of this, mailing is pretty much necessary rather than pounding the pavement. Necessary resources / expenses for this effort would be printer ink and postage.
To past and future donors I say thank you, and though we don’t have her back (yet) we have caught two cats, Jonsie and Bateman, who are now no longer strays and whose lives have been improved only because you’ve enabled my efforts.
And the search goes on.