I swear that crazy little cat can disappear and then will appear out of thin air when he hears the snack box rattle or food hitting the bowl…….maybe I should name him Houdini. (Although I love the names you guys came up with……my blog friends are so creative, I love it!) Despite everyone’s great name ideas I have decided to call him “A.J” after my favorite former IU basketball player AJ Moye I noticed this morning Taryn has decided to call him Sebastian. I don’t think he cares as long as he has somebody to love him.
I hate to admit that he slipped out the front door with Acacia last week as she left with her Aunt. She never mentioned it until I was looking for him the following morning for his treat. He was gone……long gone by the time she mentioned it to me. I went outside and called “kitty-kitty-kitty” over and over again, walked up and down the street looking for him……day after day. Nothing……no little black and white cat. I was sick.
I have always kept food outside for stray cats so I kept going out at odd hours hoping to see him eating from the bowl…..no luck…..day after day, nothing, then Sunday after returning from IU I decided to go out and refill the cat food bowl and there he was sitting there looking as me and gave me a long meow as if to say, “What took you so long….I’m hungry.” I picked him up and I swear he was thin as a rail…..but he was purring and head butting me, he even gave me a few kisses on my cheek with his little scratchy tongue while I walked with him to the food bowl. I felt a huge sense of relief….I called Acacia in Chicago to tell her the good news (She was worried AND felt bad)……phew……he is back at home and is okay.
Since his return he has been extra lovie-dovie. He even laid on my lap for the first time yesterday. He likes to be close to you, rub your leg, give you head buts but prefers to have a seat next to you as opposed to on your lap. Yesterday, he stretched out across my lap as I watched TV for a couple hours…..it was nice and helped me to relax. I was surprised when he started kneading on my leg, but after he got his fill of that, he sprawled out on my lap and we both eventually drifted off to sleep while watching re-runs of Americas Next Top Model.
Taryn and I traveled to IU this weekend to visit Sierah. Despite the fact I speak to her every day I almost forget how much I miss her until I see her. I bought her a bike and a bunch of clothes and snacks and took them down…..I spent the night sleeping on her hard dorm room mattress while she, her friends and her sister went to the football game and some frat parties. I didn’t really mind…..it was quiet and they had fun…..
Taryn and I tried to visit the Morgan-Monroe Indiana State Forest on our way home but we got so far into the boonies that we decided to turn around. (I read on the Internet you can even go camping AND panning for gold there with a permit……wouldn’t that be fun?) Maybe next trip…..
I hope you all had a nice, long Holiday weekend……I did! J