Yes, you read the title right: I ran away!
Why? Well, MA has hardly been home at all in the past month. In fact, she only started coming home to visit in the past few days, and then she only comes to RUB MEDICINE INSIDE MY EAR. She loves on us some, but not nearly enough.
So the other day, Pop left the door open for a long time. It was so sunny, and such a nice temperature, and you know I’m a vagabond by nature, so I just walked out and away.
I guess Pop called MA, because I could hear her calling the name I came to her with, the name the man who took me in off the street called me. I’m kind of tired of that name, and I never was all that attached to it, so I just stayed where I was, curled up in the cat bed on a front porch not far from MA and Pop’s.
Then here came MA. The house’s boy met her on the porch. Wouldn’t you know it: They know each other. In fact, then I remembered he’s been at our house before. He’s something called a “grandson”.
MA said, “My old man cat is gone!”
The boy said, “Is he yellow? Is he missing some fur on his neck? Is he in pretty bad shape?”
I resented that, but MA admitted that all that was the case. So I came out.
MA picked me up and hugged me. She carried me back to the house, and I growled all the way. I’m not a baby! I can walk! And maybe I didn’t want to go back to her house! Maybe I want to move on to another house! Maybe I don’t want a forever home, did she ever think of that?
Anyway, I’m back. Amidala says she missed me, but I noticed she didn’t come with me or after me.
Spring is about to begin, and the door will be open a lot. I’ll have other chances.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Did you ever run away?