Saturday, July 06, 2013

Pussy Galore!

Bon-Bon
Thanks for all your help everyone – we’re now back to our full complement of cats!!!

At just after 4am this morning, when I let Biscuit out into the garden, who was sitting out there? You guessed it: Bon-Bon.

So, after almost 60 hours of freedom, she managed to find her way home – not bad for a cat who’s NEVER seen Tynan Close before!!!

It may be a coincidence or something even cleverer, but just before we went to bed last night, we came up with an idea. It was prompted by the fact that I’d spotted white fur on the OUTSIDE at the base of the garden gate. We knew she couldn’t have got OUT by going underneath as she’s too fat and the gap is too small, so I reckoned that perhaps she was coming back at night and resting up against the gate – that being her original point of exit (they say cats trace very precise routes). With the gate being shut, she couldn’t get back in, and therefore she returned to wherever she’s been spending her time.

So, the plan was to leave the gate open all night and place some old clothes of mine nearby, that she sleeps on when she’s indoors. We were hoping that a cat’s phenomenal sense of smell might allow her to home-in on the garden once more with the clothes providing the final confirmation that she was in the right place! Well, whether the plan worked as described, or it was just plain coincidence, we’re not sure - but at least she’s back!

She doesn’t appear to be injured, in fact she looked perfectly OK considering she’s been sleeping rough for 60 hours – the only issue is her fur is now a bit greasy and she seems to have acquired a fair amount of foliage.

Phew!!

I love a happy ending!

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Thanks for your help everyone!!!