« Obama's Gun Control Agenda | Main | New animals at the compound »

June 11, 2008

Kitty is MIA

Kitty went outside Monday night and failed to come back inside the house. I went out and brought her back in several times, but she always liked to be outside at night and I wasn't in a position to stop her. She'd just run back out the cat door when I brought her in. I could lock the cat door, but I didn't want to do that so I just let her go out. She was out in the grass pouncing on insects in the dark when I saw her last.

But she never came back inside Monday night, which is unusual. When I woke up yesterday morning, I looked around the yard for her on the dirt bike and the four wheeler. I kept hoping I'd open the door and whistle and she'd come running in the door and head for her food bowl.

Finally, she came back last night. I heard her out on the deck scratching around. And I got up to let her in, but when I went out on the deck, there was nothing but loud noises emanating from the woods behind my house. It was only a dream that the cat came back. Standing on the deck, I realized it had only been a dream. She was gone. Still gone.

I wanted to kill what was moving through the woods. To kill what had killed my cat. I turned on a 2 million candle power spotlight, hoping to shoot a fox and save my cat. Or someone else's cat. But all that I found was a bunch of hollow eyes staring back at me. Enormous beasts with glowing eyes staring at me. Prepared to meet their maker.

A herd of elk was moving though, inexplicably. Trampling my woods. These were not the bad guys. Slaughtering a herd of elk would not bring back kitty.

My only guess is that a predator got her. Probably a fox, a coyote, or a lion. Hard to know for sure.

This is the last photo I took of her. Bye bye kitty. R.I.P.

Technorati tags:
Delicious tags:

Folksonomy:These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share web pages.
digg  Furl  Spurl  Reddit  blinkbits  BlinkList  blogmarks  connotea  De.lirio.us  Fark  feedmelinks  LinkaGoGo  Ma.gnolia  NewsVine  Netvouz  RawSugar  scuttle  Shadows  Simpy  Smarking  TailRank  Wists  YahooMyWeb

Posted by Rob Kiser on June 11, 2008 at 09:51 AM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:>


Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)