May 31, 2009


Forgive me all, for not telling you sooner. Sunny is safely home. The evening his disappeared I combed our property more times than I can count. Yet it was the 3 am awaking that lead me to him.

I awoke and looked out the window. Without glasses or contacts, I was certain the cat I was seeing over the road was my precious Sunny. Hastily I put on my shoes and rushed outside. It turns out that was not my dear boy. As that cat ran as soon as it saw me coming.

I called for him, and it wasn't long before I cried openly on my back porch at 3 am. He is my dear precious boy whom I love very deeply, more and more everyday it seems.

That is how my husband found me 15 minutes or so later. Not knowing how to make things better for me he headed inside for a flashlight. I stayed outside and called for Sunny.

Then I heard it. One single jingle of his collar. I moved toward the sound hardly daring to hope. Just as I slowed down I heard that single sound again. This happened three times before I spotted Sunny at the edge of the road. Scooping him up I told him over and over how much I love him. I don't care how much he understood, I had to say it.

He cries now. In that odd low Maine Coon voice of his. Up to 12 times a day crying for no reason that we could fathom. He's down to only a couple of times a day now, but it still tears my heart a bit each time.

We are much more careful about the doors now and I suggest you do the same. Keeping your dear furred babies safe and sound.


Amber Johnson said...

I'm so glad you found him! I don't know what I'd do if Milo got out and never came back!

Anonymous said...

Glad your cat is home safe!!

Shelly said...

Hopefully he's learned his lesson and will stay inside now. Glad to know he's back home.

Heather said...

I'm so thrilled that you found him. I'm wondering why he is crying now? Maybe he found a girlfriend and misses her? LOL

Elizabeth said...

I dunno Heather, we neutered him years ago but to this day he still thinks the covers are sexy, but that's so another story.