NaNoPoblano Day 21: Jasper lost
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/a-tale-of-two-cities/ AND in non-avoidance of NaNoPoblano 2015 https://rarasaur.wordpress.com/nanopoblano-2015.
The thing we have always dreaded, having indoor cats, happened last night. We were bringing home takeout and Jasper dashed out the door into the dark and the cold. We traced his meow for awhile, and then it stopped. We wandered through dark backyards with flashlights (thankfully not attracting the police), but no luck. Came home for a bit and posted notes on Used Victoria lost and found, and Facebook, then Kevin went out again. He called at 1:00am saying he found him. And he had. He was under a car, but freaked out when we tried to hold him (should have brought the cat carrier, but we were too freaked out ourselves to think straight), scratched me, but Kevin, and ran away into a backyard. He meowed for awhile, then stopped and we couldn’t find him in the dark.
Now, a sleepless night later, we have searched again, in the light this time, to no avail. We’ve posted more lost notices and will shortly go out with posters in hand to hang, and give to neighbours.
Jasper has never been outside, so I hope he hasn’t gone far and is just holed up somewhere trying to keep warm. Or perhaps some lovely soul took him in. It’s cold, but not as cold as it would be in Saskatchewan, and it’s not raining. So we will keep looking and hoping. I’m going to go cry now because I am so afraid we just lost another one of our family.
Please come home Jasper.