Thursday, February 28, 2008
Zoe, the Wonder Cat
Have you ever wondered how long a cat can stay locked in a dresser drawer without dying or suffering ill effects? The answer my friend isn't blowing in the wind, the answer is at least eight hours. I understand why she wanted to jump in Jake's top dresser drawer as I was putting his clothes away around 10:30 this morning. It's a cozy, snug place to cuddle up for awhile. I don't understand how I didn't notice her jump up in there or see her as I was stuffing pajamas in the drawer. I also don't understand why she didn't make a sound a few hours later when we realized she was missing and were frantically going through all the rooms in the house calling her name. We even both looked in that closet and heard not a peep. Dogs come when you call their names. What is it with cats? Maybe it was because earlier when she was crying and I thought I heard muffled kitty cries, I got sidetracked and didn't go looking for her. Perhaps she only wants to be rescued on her terms. I'm not sure, but it's a good thing I decided to put fresh pajamas on Jake tonight (doesn't always happen). Because when I opened up that drawer to pull out the pj's I saw a sweet little calico head peeping back at me. And I've never been so happy to see a cat. I thought she was gone for good. I was about to check our bank account to see what we could offer for a reward in case she was out in the neighborhood somewhere. I'm so glad she was in the house because I'm not sure how many people would have been out looking for her when they saw my sign offering a $4.38 reward.