NaNoPoblano Day 23: Jasper is home!!
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/literate-today/ AND in non-avoidance of NaNoPoblano 2015 https://rarasaur.wordpress.com/nanopoblano-2015.
This was us last night.
I just was impressed with how many things have obviously been posted here…
And this is us this morning. But wait, before I show you those pictures, let me tell you what happened.
So, last night, Kevin went on one final walk-around for the day. Back to the street we saw Jasper left, behind our house. He ran into one of the neighbours who lives right behind us and he told Kevin that last night he thought something came in and out of his bedroom window (which he always leaves open at night), but he wasn’t sure if it had been Jasper. Kevin told him to call us anytime if it happened again.
So, this morning at 3:57 am, Kevin’s phone rang. We knew it was something about Jasper – had to be. And sure enough, our wonderful neighbour had heard something come in and had trapped it in a spare bedroom. At 3:57 in the morning! We rushed over with our cat carrier, knowing it might NOT be Jasper, but it WAS!! We finally got him out from under the bed into our carrier, thanked our neighbour (in tears – him and his partner are SO going to get a gift certificate to the nicest restaurant in town!!!) and took Jasper home. We immediately (to his consternation) threw him in the shower, checked him over (he is fine – a bit thinner, but no injuries), and then dried him off and let him go. He chowed down and ran around the house like he never left. He is so happy and affectionate, and we are SO relieved. Elliot is not sure yet, but he’s not hissing so I think all will be ok.
Thanks for everyone’s good thoughts over the past couple of days. I can honestly say I NEVER want to go through this again. We will be coming and going out of the house through the basement (the cats aren’t allowed down there) for awhile to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
And now, a few pictures of Jasper happy to be home – really, it’s like he never left. When we saw him at the neighbour’s house, it was like he didn’t know us at all. Now that he’s home, he can’t get enough of us.
Elliot’s not so sure yet, but he’ll be ok. I actually think he’s a bit jealous because he was getting ALL the attention for the past couple of days. He’s not a sharing kind of kitty.