Patches gave us a scare last evening. She slipped outside unnoticed, when either Bob or I went out the door.
We didn’t realize Patches was missing until after 10:00 PM. Bob was ordering a new Discover card (his current card is cracked). After Bob ordered his new card, one with an eagle on it, he mentioned that I could order a new card, one with kittens on it, if desired. That’s when I wondered aloud “Where is Patches?”.
We looked all over the house, calling her name. We looked in her usual napping places. We didn’t see her. I went outside and called “here kitty, kitty, kitty”. Patches didn’t answer our calls. I know only a few minutes passed; it felt longer.
All of a sudden, there she was! Patches appeared on our front porch, peering through the window of the storm door. I opened the door and scooped her up in my arms, hugging and kissing her. I brought her into the house and set her down on the floor. As soon as I set Patches down on the floor, all hell broke loose! Patches became crazed, running all through the house and jumping up and down off the furniture. It took some time before she settled down. I wonder if Patches’ behavior was her way of telling us what a great big adventure she had in the big, dark world?
We figure Patches spent about 2 hours outside. We’re so happy that Patches didn’t wander off, that no one took her, and that she came to no harm.