Ponder this:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

MiMau is fine.


At 7:30 last night I saw MiMau at the bottom edge of the lawn, listening to the tall grass. I could tell she was working into hunting mode. She's never very far from hunting mode anyway. At 8:30 she wasn't home. At 9:00 she wasn't home and Angus was beginning to do his TimeToGoUpstairsToBed dance. I made it to 10:00 and figured if she came to the door and did her speed bag punching routine on the glass door it would probably wake me up. (Husband went to New Jersey yesterday . . . which means that he was not here last night at midnight to let MiMau in from her evening rambles.)  
I woke up this morning: no MiMau.


I took my shower, got dressed, put on makeup, was back downstairs, fingering through the little bin of jewelry that hasn't made it back upstairs where it belongs, looking for something with which to array myself. 
I had made up my mind that MiMau had become part of the great mandala again. This, I thought, is the summer of dwindling pet population.


Meowww?
My head snapped upright. I dropped the ring I'd had in my fingers. I ran to the door yelling Kitty!!!!


And there she was, one side all toasted warm from lying somewhere sunny. She sauntered in, went to her kibble and munched a little bit while I sighed and moaned and petted her and told her how glad I was to have her home.


Now she's walking back and forth across my laptop keyboard.
"See? You didn't like me doing this -- you pushed me away -- but now I can do it all I want, can't I?" 

15 comments:

VioletSky said...

and still, she will keep her adventures to herself, won't she?!

Joanne said...

I'd be out the door with missing posters to post for Pasha and in she'd saunter. "I didn't leave a note? Oh, well."

Sightings said...

And is that why we love them?

ladyhawthorne said...

Kitties have their own agenda it seems.

Hilary said...

Oh they play us so well. Gotta love that. ;)

georgia little pea said...

Thank god for a happy ending. You know she's going to get away with murder for at least 1 day. Where do you think she went? Romancing?

threecollie said...

Don't they just put us through it every chance they get! So glad to read that she came home safely.

DJan said...

I am so glad to learn she was all right, just out catting around as usual. :-)

Carolynn Anctil said...

I'm so glad to hear that MiMau is home and safe and back to her old tricks. She sounds like a rascal who adds a lot of spice to the place. Incidentally, thank you for the title...I could read your post with interest instead of trepidation.

Olga said...

Well done. It really isn't hard to figure out what is going through their minds--"Out smarted the hman again!"

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So you won't be cutting her allowance , then ?

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Oh my June, this could have been my daughter's story about one of her cats! Amazing.

Linda Myers said...

Good old cat, home from adventures and walking on the keyboard again.

Peri said...

Well, MiMau likely wanted you to appreciate her a bit more without her having to go off and hunt for a gift for you...so staying away made HER your gift. They are SO smart....

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

Haven't we all been there?