Monday, February 20, 2012

Wild Things

J and I have been feeding a homeless cat throughout the past five years.  "Baby" shows up every morning, looking for her wet food and crunchies.  Most mornings, Baby is waiting.  She'll  tuck behind the pine tree or under the picnic table.  Once in awhile, we can get a Meow out of her.  Begrudgingly, as really, she's just there for the free food.

Baby hasn't been around in four days...

We hoped that maybe she got caught in someone's garage over the weekend, and would show up today, hungry but okay.  Sadly, no.

The other homeless cat, Beauty (aka Skrawny, since she was so emaciated when her former owners abandoned her) did show up for food.  But no Baby.

Mornings don't seem quite so bright right now.  A dear friend is gone.  Yes, I'm sure she went on to a better place, wherever that may be.  But I miss my spunky black fluffy morning buddy.  The backyard feels empty and so does my heart.

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  1. Awww I feel your pain, our buddy Steve the cat disappeared this summer. He was the coolest cat ever and things don't seem quite right without him. He was a fiend for liquids, you couldn't l;eave anything out or he would dump it and I still find myself thinking I need to put away my glass so He doesn't get it and then realize he won't. I'm so sorry losing a friend sucks. Don't give up hope yet though! Our other cat Larry goes awol sometimes for a week and we always think that's it, but he always comes waltzing home eventually.

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    1. thanks so much for the hope! It's snowing today, so my prayer is that wherever she is, it's warm and dry and she's in a kitty sun-spot.

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  2. Oh Sky....so sorry Baby went missing from your life. I'm sending full heart thoughts your way and if you picture me walking in your backyard each morning in my bare feet and nightgown.......that should give you a smile or two eventually. Love and miss you. Sally OX

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    1. LOL! You are welcome to walk in the backyard anytime and in anything!

      But now the backyard won't feel so empty!

      (((( ))))

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    2. Update: Baby come home today! Looked out the window this morning and there she was... waiting for the food bowl.
      So relieved. She's limping a bit but seems okay. Probably very happy with the extra wet in her bowl!

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