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Good Gnus!

Mr. Bad Cat has come home! Someone called last night saying that she has been seeing him every evening and only just saw the "lost cat" signs. She says he's been trying to get in to her ground floor apartment (we live on the ground floor) through the sliding glass door (how he got out) from the lawn (our apartment also faces a lawn - are you seeing some similarities here?). She lives in the condo complex across the street. It's a very straight and relatively short shot from here if you are a cat and walk over a fence and through woods easily.

Last night, we went over there and set a trap behind her bushes. Then we walked back, leaving one of my shoes in the trap and another on our patio. This morning at about 7, Miles showed up on our patio begging to get in. We suspect he followed our scents. He still had his collar on, though it was turned inside-out.

He has not left my side since he got home. He really, really wants to be next to me. I had been waking up and thinking I wasn't going to go to work due to a massive headache, exhaustion, and an inability to breathe. Once the cat returned, I decided that the tide was decisively in favor of staying home. I imagine he'd be whining endlessly if I stayed out all day. As it is, the other cats are here and happy, and so am I.

I am so grateful to all of you, my friends, for your caring and support during this very difficult week. I also have to express gratitude to the parishoners of St. Nicholas, many of whom prayed for us, and to (don't look at me like that, people, I'm totally serious) St. Seraphim of Sarov, whose intercession I asked for specially yesterday. We have tried very hard to keep our perspective and continue doing the things that we normally do to help each other and the world around us over the past week, but it was hard, and we couldn't have done it without all of you.


Dec. 5th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
So happy the errant fur-kid is home!