When the little kids were here they brought all three of their cats AND Hank Puff with them….oh, yes, and four fish. They were bringing all these critters because they were moving from Craig, Colorado to Battlement Mesa, Colorado.
The little kids and all the critters stayed with us and their Aunt Shannon, my oldest sister.
Well, wouldn’t you know it one of the cats bolted out the door at Shannon’s and became….lost!
After days and days of looking for O’Malley, setting a live trap in the garage at Shannon’s the looking for O’Malley had to stop. Either the cat was lost or didn’t want to be found.
We are all sad.
Then a week ago today (Friday) something tried to break into the front porch of our house (around mid-night)…climbed right up the screen door and rattled it mightily. Scared Mom right out of the bed.
Off and on throughout the night, this someone tried to climb into the front porch of the house, Sammy and I sat up a stern watch protecting the place. Well, really, Sammy the cat and I slept through the whole thing.
The next morning Mom and Dad decided to set a live trap to capture whoever it is trying to break in; thinking it might be O’Malley, since she hung-out up here for several days before being taken down to Aunt Shannon’s.
Mom baited the trap with yummy canned cat food, set the trap and proceeded to wait.
I, Sherlock Boomer, took it upon myself to find O’Malley and bring her home to the kids.
The second night I patrolled the long lane from our house to the mailbox….nothing.
Just one of the deer skittering through.
On the third night I headed out toward the Butler Bins…I had smelled some pretty interesting smells out there…raccoons. I didn’t tell Mom it was raccoons…one never knows, raccoons are very clever at breaking into things. Maybe it was one of them trying to get into the house.
The fourth day Mom changed out the canned cat food. Then Mom, Dad, and I headed up to Olathe, Colorado to get some parts for Dad’s pressure washer.
I scanned the world looking for O’Malley.
I did see dogs along the way; we had some great barks at each other.
The fifth day—nothing
The sixth day—I took care of the cat food.