Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Houdini Kitty makes her escape

We had a bit of a scare this morning as we realized that Rogue wasn't in the apartment. Usually, she's on the bed with us or following us around as we get ready, but not this morning. Then Brian remembered he had gone outside late last night because he was working on adjusting something on the internet router (which is located outside the apartment). We figured Rogue must have slipped out. Since Rogue is still pretty skittish, we were very worried she had gotten scared and run off or hid. All I kept thinking was "she just got here!"

Brian threw on some clothes and went looking around the compound, asking the workers as he passed if they had seen a cat. (Due to the language barrier this usually required some descriptive hand gestures and a few animal sounds to make sure everyone understood. :) No luck and we were getting worried. And, of course, this was one of the few mornings where I actually had plans and was supposed to meet some folks for kayaking at 9am. I was starting to get nervous that I would have to cancel in order to keep searching.

Brian was getting really worried and asked me to make a few signs while he got ready to go to work. I think he felt even more horrible because he was the one who left the front doors open. Just as I was pulling the last sign off the printer, Brian decided to take another look in our building lobby under the stairs where we were storing some boxes and lo and behold, there was little Houdini cat hunkered down behind the boxes. Naughty little kitty!!

Crisis averted and we both breathed a huge sigh of relief. Rogue meanwhile went straight to her food bowl as though nothing had happened! And later that day, she was found plotting her next escape to the back patio to chase birds. :)


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