Understandably, Gulla’s mother, Lorinda Roberts, said she felt terrible that the cat had escaped under her watch. “She just ran, and I couldn’t find her. I was just beside myself,” she recalled to Current. And upon noticing the cat was missing, she went on a search of the nearby area but found nothing.
Roberts and her son hung flyers throughout the neighborhood, but they never heard anything about Julie’s whereabouts. Nonetheless, Roberts continued to look for the cat. But then she received some scary news about her son’s health.
Just after Julie’s disappearance, doctors told Gulla that he had lymphoma. And from that point on, Roberts admitted that her search for Julie was placed on the back burner while her son battled cancer.