11. A Missing Cat

The owner of a missing cat is asking help. “My baby has been missing for over month now, and I want him back so ,” said Mrs. Brown, a 56-year-old woman. Mrs. Brown by herself in a trailer park near Clovis. said that Clyde, her 7-year-old cat, didn’t come for dinner more than a month ago. The morning he didn’t appear for breakfast either. After missed an extra-special lunch, she called the police.
the policeman asked her to describe Clyde, she him that Clyde had beautiful green eyes, had his teeth but was missing half of his ear, and was seven years old and completely . She then told the officer that Clyde was a foot high.
A bell went off. “Is your child or your pet?” the officer suspiciously . “Well, he’s my cat, of course,” Mrs. Brown . “Lady, you’re supposed to report missing PERSONS, not CATS,” said the irritated policeman. “Well, who can report this to?” she asked. “You can’t. You to ask around your neighborhood or put up ,” replied the officer.
Mrs. Brown figured that a would work a lot better than an 8”x11” of paper on a telephone pole. There was empty billboard at the end of her street off the interstate highway. The billboard had a number on it. She called that number, and told her they could blow up a picture Clyde (from Mrs. Brown’s family album) and put on the billboard for all to see.
“But can people see it when they whiz by the interstate?” she asked. “Oh, don’t worry, ma’am, only whiz by between 2 a.m. and 5:30 .m. The rest of the day, the interstate is full of commuters that no one moves.” They her it would cost only $3,000 a month. she took most of the money out of savings account and rented the billboard for a .
The month has passed, but Clyde has not . Because she has almost no money in savings, . Brown called the local newspaper to see if could help her rent the billboard for just more month. She is waiting but, so far, one has stepped forward.