December 8th 2012 5:51 pm
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Well, I did it again tonight - I got out! Mom had fed that stupid Vagabond cat and she needed to go outside to get the bowls. I was in the patio and mom thought I was minding my own business, she didn't know that Vagabond was outside the patio taunting me. Mom opened the door, stepped outside and saw Vagabond to her right and didn't think anything of it and, before she could close the door, I bolted out and ran to the left of the house and around to the front, Vagabond ran through the fence at the back of the house and was gone.
Mom ran inside the house, she was hysterical, and she screamed at Dad "Aggie got out", and then dad became hysterical. Mom told him I had run around the left side of the homes (our home is attached to other homes, they're little villas) and towards the front, so dad went out the front door but came right back in and said they needed flashlights. They both grabbed flashlights and mom grabbed a bag of treats and she want back outside through the patio to the back of the house and started shaking the bag of treats and calling me. Dad was around front calling me. Mom didn't see me and decided to go back inside to go out the front door since I had run towards the front of the house - by that time, dad had made his way around the building towards the back of the house calling me. So mom was out front calling me while walking towards our neighbors' home when she saw me at the neighbors' front door, meowing and clawing at the door. Mom kept calm and called my name but I went through the bushes towards the neighbor's kitchen sliding glass door where I proceeded to meow and claw at the door - I just wanted someone to open the door, I didn't know that wasn't my house!!! Mom quietly approached me and grabbed real fast and held on tight ... I was okay until she was almost home, I then started wriggling and I sunk my claws into her arm, hand and midriff but she held on tight and did not release me until she was inside our house. Oh, on the way to our house she kept yelling at Dad "I GOT HER ... I GOT AGGIE ... I GOT HER".
Mom collapsed into dad's arms and sobbed and sobbed and dad was shaking and hugged mom real tight. Mom has cried a lot tonight and she thanked me for allowing her to grab me when I was so scared and confused ... she also said I robbed her of a couple of years of life tonight!! MOL
Mom told dad that this was a Hanukkah miracle, that I was protected by God, by my Bridge angels and my Grandma Fela and Grandma Selma.
Oh, and I had to go to the vet today. Last night I started breathing heavily and making little gurgly sounds, like I have phlegm. Dad took me to see Dr. Robinson who checked my heart and lungs (they sounded great). She thinks I might have a virus of sorts that I will just work through it or it could be a flare up of the herpes virus that most cats carry. Luckily mom had ordered some Lysine-L treats and I'm getting two of those per day plus dad ordered Lysine gel.
One interesting thing Dr. Robinson told dad today was that mom should not feed Vagabond close to the patio, that he could infect us through the screen - even through the sun shades - with any virus he carries. She actually said that it would be best if mom didn't feed him at all but she realizes mom has a big heart, so that flea bag should be fed away from the patio. So tonight mom decided to feed him where he sits waiting every day, in the big clump of plants behind our house. Well, mom walked towards Vagabond tonight with his bowls full of food and he HISSED at her - that's the first time ever!!! Dad was upset when mom told him about the hissing and told mom perhaps she should not feed him again but mom said no, that she will continue to feed him. But then I got out to chase that flea bag, so mom is re-thinking the whole "feed Vagabond thing"... all five of us think she should forget about him but she probably won't.
Wow, what a long story ... my paws are tired from all the typing! MOL MOL
And that is our Hanukkah miracle.
Hanukkah - the festival of lights, perhaps a special light was shining on me tonight.
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Glad you are ok! Happy Hanukkah!