11 June 2010
Return of the wanderer
Tia decided to pack her bags and leave home for a 'holiday' two weeks ago. She's had us all really worried - especially since Charlie Cat did a runner never to return. So, we've had the whole neighbourhood on Tia alert ! We posted notices on lampposts and delivered over 150 flyers to mailboxes! There followed sightings of 'Tia' all over the place, and we now know there are several similar black and white cats in the area! She had been seen near the field, along this road and down that lane, then two guys from the school showed up clutching a tiny frightened kitten on their motorbike and staff at the nearby restaurant were convinced they had her too - in fact, they had two cats for us to choose from! Then finally, on Wednesday, a neighbour thought she saw her near the jungle several minutes walk from here and we were all on the case - monkeys included!
We called and called morning and late afternoon in the pouring rain - to no avail,
but then.... after dinner that evening, during a heavy downpour, a bedraggled Tia finally made it home! Soaked to the skin and looking very thin, there she really was at the door! Dried off and with a full tummy she settled down to a long, long sleep!