Friday, February 3, 2017

How To Freak Me Out!

How To Freak Me Out: Don't show up for dinner, and then don't show up for breaky!

Yep, Sweetie didn't show for breakfast yesterday, and neither cat was around at dinnertime.

Where was my Patty?  He's ALWAYS around...?!?

I tried to damp down my panic, with the knowledge that it's rather cold, with a hefty wind-chill.

When I stepped up to the feeding station this morning, again...all was silent.  My freak-out mode was quickly engaged!  OH NOES!  Where are they?  Are they okay?  My babies....!!!!

After about 30 seconds, while my galloping, panicked heart was thumping away, a noise was heard from The Cat Hotel.  Sweetie came out first, with bits of straw stuck in her fur.  Patty O'Malley followed hard on her heels.  They both stretched (doing that Halloween Cat look, without a puffy tail), then marched straight for me and my open arms.  Much cooing, smooches and petting followed, then kibble was doled out and everyone RELAXED into their roles: the cats, as eaters...and me, as happy cat mom. 

Apparently, they decided to buddy-up for the night's napping, and had to disentangle themselves before stepping out of their warm, comfy accommodations.  Hence the lag in my called greeting, and their appearance.

WHEW!  

To ease my unnecessary stress level, I found some funny Sweetie and Patty pics.  Enjoy! 

Never knew where Patty came from,
but obviously he grew from our planter!

Dignity is not Patty's long suit

Sweetie giving me the raspberries
(Doesn't all that greenery look heavenly?  We are expecting a slight warm-up soon (over the freezing point during the day), but it's still February, and we are still in Michigan.) 

20 comments:

  1. don't you hate that - you freak out and the cats are all "what???"

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  2. OMCs that was a scary story but thank goodness it had a happy ending.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  3. WHEW is right! I'm glad they showed up.

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  4. I begin to panic too when our strays don't show up. Well some of them may not be strays so are just staying home. I understand you worrying about your two. Smart kitties to snuggle up in this cold! Great photos of the kitties, love seeing all the green!

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  5. Whew! We know that feeling. Yippee for a warm up. Spring is definitely coming!

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  6. OMC So glad they are well and home where they belong. We sure wish they would take da long walk up da steos to da inside. Big hugs.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  7. oh thank goodness! Can just imagine how terrified you were! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  8. That must have been scary! They were probably too comfy warm in the hotel to wanna come out.

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  9. We are so glad your babies came out!

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  10. THank God they showed up! We understand your concern--and by the way we are so JEALOUS of your greenery!! Snow and minus 20 celcius up here in Canada near Toronto!

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  11. That is scary, I am glad they both showed up.

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  12. WHEW ! and then .. happy ending =^x^=
    my dad feeds two stray cats. And one didn't show up for couple days. my pawrents did worry. Finally she turned up the day before yesterday. My pawrents guess she might just gave birth.

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  13. You have GREEN????? Wow.
    Now we are very relieved they appeared, but you broke up a snuggly snooze! Now that's demerits for you, hehehehehe.

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  14. Always a relief to know they are safe. I'm sure being well-fed and cozy occasionally makes mealtime a little less important.

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  15. Our mom's heart was racing just reading this, or at least until the happy ending! We loved the photos, especially the Patty plant!

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  16. It's so easy to freak out when our critters don't stick to their usual routine. I'm glad everything turned out ok.

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  17. So glad nothing bad was happening! Patty and Sweetie are very lucky to have you, who care and love them so much :-)
    Love the photos. Hoping for a spring soon!

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  18. Yeswe know that panic feeling when the usual diners don't show up.

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  19. guyz...pleez knot ta scare yur mom like that again...next time ya wanna sleep in just sendz her a text...oh kay ! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  20. I think all cat moms and dads know that panicky feeling!

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