Well, another story. We have on the Island with us, our pets. A King Charles Cavalier and also my wife's Himalayan cat. One night the cat was wailing to go out. After 5+ years of visiting Aruba he always came in early for food and other bodily functions!! This time he did not come back. We were somewhat distraught that he got lost or met up with a not so nice fate. 1 week, then 2 weeks, then 3 weeks went by with no cat. We resigned ourselves to the inevitable. He was gone. We had told our neighbours of his departure from our abode. On Saturday afternoon, our neighbour from across the street came knocking on our door. " I am not sure, but I think it might be your cat in my garden" he stated. My wife went with him to his garden and there sitting under a Palm tree was Winston, the Himalayan cat. He ran to my wife so there was no confusion that he was ours. After 3 weeks he came back.
Now here is the interesting piece. He was still wearing his green and white collar and bow tie. Not only that. He had been brushed and groomed. Someone had taken him in during the rains and thunderstorms that were heavy. They fed him, watered him and looked after him. In typical cat fashion, he decided it was time to come home. He was heading back in our direction through the neighbours garden.
Yeah....but Cindy, I have been trying for 5 years to get him to leave home!!! No more dirt boxes, no more attitude, no more scrounging at every meal time, no more pissing off the dog and trying to get his food. I keep thinking of the term " No deposit, No return" and trust me, he has many deposits!!!!!!