Tuesday, July 12, 2016
I had another post lined up (it was about opera, so you're not missing much) but my mind (or what's left of it) is temporarily distracted.
My two-year-old kitty Scruffy has been missing for nearly 24 hours. I always prefer to keep my cats indoors, but occasionally I let them out on the back porch to get some fresh air and a change of scene.
I let Scruffy out yesterday and accidentally fell asleep. When I woke up and looked outside she was nowhere around. She usually comes immediately when I call her. I called for hours with no response. She's a very smart cat and knows how to get home - but she's never been gone this long.
And - trust me - these wild woods are not a hospitable place for a house cat to be loose. Truth to tell, this place very often scares the crap out of me. Hawks, owls, coyotes, wild dogs, 'possums, snakes, muskrats, and other creepy critters that defy description (much like myself)......
.......not to mention the torrential rain that never stops......it's the rainiest fricking place on earth.
If anything happens to Scruffy I'll never forgive myself because I carelessly let her out and never checked on her.
I've been in an extremely foul and depressed mood for a very long time. Now I'm in an extremely foul, depressed, worried, and guilty mood.
Another thunderstorm and deluge is starting as I'm writing this. I can only hope that, somehow, Scruffy finds her way home.