Last night was quite the pile’o’ stress for me. When I got home from work at 11:30pm I went to feed the cats. Kiona was ready and waiting , but no Kayleigh to be found. She is not really our food motivated cat so I wasn’t too worried. Scoopy got home and I mentioned Kayleigh was missing. Then she told me that Kayleigh hadn’t come out for dinner Monday night either. That is when I started thinking that she hadn’t been in the bathroom with me yesterday morning when I was getting ready for work. She loves to hang in the bathroom with you cause she has a captive audience. Then I started to worry. We tore the house apart hunting for her. Then we came to the conclusion that she must have gotten outside.
Kayleigh has been an indoor cat her entire life. She has never been out except in a cat carrier to go to the vet. Where we live, we are 3 houses from over 200 acres of woods. Woods that are filled with foxes and bears and hawks. Things that would love a little kitty snack. So we went out with flashlight hunting for her. After an hour we had to give up. It was too dark. We came home and went to bed.
I could not sleep at all. Around 3 am I finally drifted off only to have nightmares about my poor kitty. Scoop woke me up because I was screaming in my sleep. At 6:30 I got up to go wander the neighborhood again calling for Kayleigh. No luck.
Then around 10 am I was getting ready to get in the shower so I could go down to the local pound to file a missing cat report I decided to give it one more try. I went to our deck and called her again and lo and behold a little head popped up out of the woods at the back of our property. I ran out and got her and picked her up and cuddled her all the way into the house. She is no worse for the wear and seems happy and healthy.
And I can finally breathe again.
Sorry that was long. Thanks for reading if you made it through the saga.
On the Pari front…. next U/S is Friday. Can’t wait to see this little one again!