The other day I posted that Princess the cat was missing. We cried, we prayed, we cried some more, for TWO WEEKS!! I just *KNEW* she had been torn apart by coyotes, while KB was convinced Princess found another little girl she wanted to live with. Well friends……last week, as the fam was out of town visting Grandmother and PapaGrand, and I was here by myself doing laundry in the wee hours of the morning, I heard the faintest little ‘mew! mew!’ coming from somewhere under the house. There is a small vent in our hot water heater closet, inside the laundry room, and I looked and called her name…and Princess was UNDER THE HOUSE, sticking her nose up to that vent.
When she saw me she began HOWLING, so thrilled that we had found each other….being the long-lost loves that we are. I removed the vent and poured some cat food down to her (it was the middle of the night….no way was I gonna try to GET her out from under the house, in the middle of the night…) and poor Princess began wolfing down cat food like the starving animal she was. I poured water down the vent-hole, and she began licking up the mud puddles.
Poor little Princess!! The mystery is, where WAS she those two weeks?? Not under the house, because we would have surely heard her? And how would she have stayed alive?? If she were not spayed, I would be convinced she disappeared under there to give birth to some kittens.
The story gets better! You know how I mentioned in the Princess post that there are things you’ll do ONLY because you love somebody………
The next morning, *I* (since BF was out of town), yes, *I*, crawled on my belly like an army man through the dirt and spider webs UNDER MY HOUSE to pull a very skinny, dirty cat out. She was crouching there, licking condensation off of a water pipe, which I guess explains how she managed to stay alive for two weeks. If you’re familiar with my house……I crawled from the back of the sunroom, up to the fireplace in the living room. Just because I know you wanted to be able to visualize that image. 🙂
Oh, the things you’ll do for the ones you love!
Now things are back to normal at the Blue House. Every morning, we wake up to Princess on our deck waiting for breakfast. And I’m always just a little bit happy to see her. 🙂
And in OTHER news, I was looking up the TISD school year calendar on their website and saw this:
Tyler ISD Celebrates Successful Test Scores
The Tyler Independent School District is proud to announce that all schools in the District are Academically Acceptable or above in the
Texas Education Agency (TEA) AEIS Campus Rating.
Caldwell and Owens Elementary School received the
highest recognition level of Exemplary.
Impressive Test Scores at Caldwell, if you’ll notice! Must be due to the extra-high IQ of one kindergartener, right? 🙂 Way to go, Caldwell! 😉