So I WAS over the moon for a night. G seemed to be recuperating from her outing and just slept more than usual. Everything looked to be fine – I was even mentally patting myself on the back cos G only meowed twice in the middle of last night – not ‘pressing’ enough to warrant me getting up cos they weren’t urgent calls (you definitely can hear the difference).
Then at 615am this morning. Both the man and I were woken up by Prince. Ok, on to a brief history of Prince : he’s a 10yr old wire hair Jack Russel who, we were jokingly saying last night, has made us a happy family of 7(一家七口). Dan has had him for the last 10 years but he has always been in the care of Dan’s Mom cos there simply wasn’t space at home in the past.
Anyhoo, we woke up to shush Prince and I casually called out for G. She usually comes to me when I call her in the morning. No sight. So I asked Dan to check the sofas. Nothing. And there aren’t that many places to hide in the house cos it’s so open. Maybe she’s sleeping in the helper’s room. We made ourselves early breakfast and waited for the helper to get up. Not in her room too.
Other than being genuinely baffled at how she does her disappearing act, I don’t feel as upset as I did the first time. I think it’s because she has proven herself a survivor outside. Also, if she’s been out, enjoys being out, and has managed to find a way out despite our best attempts to catproof the house, then what’s the point of trying to keep her indoors.
Before Dan headed out an hour ago, he told me that G was in the same place we found her just two nights ago – under the drain in front of the house. Dan pulled up the grille and we called out to her. She meowed in reply, but remained cowering under the drain. Despite repeated calling, she withdrew further into the drain and there really wasn’t anything to do but to leave her alone. She isn’t one to be bribed with food (doesn’t eat much), or treats (doesn’t eat much) or toys(being outdoors must be so much more stimulus than any toy).
So. I won’t be following up on this Miss G ‘thread’ cos it sounds to me like it’ll be a series of “She’s home! ” and “She’s not “.
Everything in life teaches a lesson. This lesson seem to say “This too shall pass.”
I’ll leave G in His hands.