September 19th 2005 3:03 pm
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Boy has it been a hot summer! I've been staying in the air conditioning and not even coming out to write in my diary.
Summer was boring, but now that it is getting cooler all the quail are coming out and eating at the birdfeeder in the front yard. If I was a younger cat I would have quail for dinner . . . I might even share with Oscar & Olivia.
Mom and Dad are going to Las Vegas soon, maybe they will me in charge! I can get Olivia into shape.
Over the summer we got a new cat condo for the family room, it is really tall, and I can't get up to the top, but I have been chasing Oscar and Olivia up there. Then I just sit and watch until they come down. They stay up for a long time!
That's all for now. Purrs to everyone.
February 7th 2005 1:31 pm
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Imagine being very small and scared of everything. Further, imagine that you’re very old, with stiff joints and a bit hard of hearing. Your survival instincts are not particularly sharp because for your entire life you’ve known nothing but plenty of love, food and complete safety.
In an instant, you’re lost. You are alone, scared, vulnerable, with no money? Everybody and everything you’ve ever known is gone. You have no way to call home or call for help.
Your people love you and know that you are gone, but have no way of finding you.
On Saturday afternoon my people opened up the house to enjoy the beautiful weather after putting Oscar & Olivia in the master bedroom. I wandered in and out, smelling the roses and dashing in whenever there was any noise in the front yard. After a few hours, Mom & Dad closed up the house and got ready for dinner guests.
When they got up Sunday morning they realized that I was not in the house.
They searched high and low in the backyard and the house. They walked down the street calling (rather quietly, it was 8AM), but I was too afraid to come out of hiding. Thye even found some tuffs of my fur on the street and that lead them to a yard where they found more fur. They looked all day for me.
Mom & Dad were totally distraught -- although a little puzzled because I am a scaredy cat and afraid of everything except my family and our friend Linda. I am also very, very vocal when Iwant in and our front windows were open all afternoon and evening. Sunday afternoon and evening were very sad, even Oscar & Olivia were solemn. Mom left the front porch light on . . . just in case.
On Monday morning, Mom & Dad got ready to go to work, determined to go on with our lives. While making lunches Olivia and Mom both heard very loud meowing. When they opened the front door I just walked in-- tail held high. I am missing some fur on my left side and my ear is a little bloodied. But . . . I'm fine. They are taking me to the vet later this week, just to make sure I didn't get into anything I shouldn't have. I can't wait to tell Oscar & Olivia all about my adventures, since they are never allowed outside!
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