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Night vision camera snaps dozen photos of Mugsy the cat

Night vision camera snaps dozen photos of Mugsy the cat

by SUSAN WYATT / The Pet Dish


Posted on September 17, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 20 at 12:23 PM

Mugsy the cat, missing near Snoqualmie Summit since Aug. 29, has now been spotted on a wildlife camera nearly a dozen times.

Vicki Mayfield says the 17-year-old tortie was photographed at the same spot that she was first photographed on Sept. 8.

"She was photographed on the 14th at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm 9:30 pm, midnight and 4am on the 15th.  Then on the 15th at 7pm, 8:30pm, 11:30 pm and then a little after midnight on the morning of the 16th," she said in an e-mail.

Mugsy  ran away when her owners, Ross and Etta Mayfield, were in an accident on I-90. Sadly, Ross Mayfield died on Aug. 31. Etta is recovering from her injuries.

The grieving family has been trying to get to Mugsy for weeks now.

Vicki is the Mayfield's daughter-in-law, whose mission has been to bring Mugsy home. She's being guided by "pet detective" Kat Albrecht of Missing Pet Partnership.

Cameras have been placed at six feeding stations. Each feeding station has a five-pound sack of dry food plus three cans of wet cat food.

The first photo snapped a week ago shows a soaking wet Mugsy eating the food. These latest photos show Mugsy looking dry and quite comfortable with the trap.

Vicki says the back of the trap has now been closed with the food all the way in the back. If Mugsy is spotted going in to get that food, the next step is to arm the trap.

On her blog, Kat addresses the people who continue to make snarky comments on this blog.

She says all of the work that she has been doing has been not only for Mugsy, but also for the memory of Ross Mayfield and for the loved ones (his wife Etta, his son Rick, and his daughter-in-law Vicki) that he left behind.

"Ross loved Mugsy. And Etta still loves Mugsy. How could anyone not want to help this family recover the one living thing that is still out in those woods after such a horrific crash?" she says.

I couldn't have said it better.

CLICK HERE to get the latest updates from Kat on her blog.