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Superstitious nonsense

I am not a superstitious person.  Really I am not!  But sometimes you really do begin to wonder…..

Miss Molly
Miss Molly




On Friday, yes the 13th, Miss Molly my BLACK cat disappeared.  I was a little worried, it was raining and there was thunder about.  Normally at the first clap of thunder she comes running inside and hides under the bed – but there was no sign of her.  She also usually comes when called and nothing.  Not even at dinner time.  We went to bed but left some windows open for her.  We did not sleep very well and keep getting up to call her or see if she had come inside.  Nothing.  At one stage the dogs started to bark so hubby got up to go and investigate.  Our house is in a U shape, so if you stand on one side you can see the roof on the other.  On the roof was a HUGE owl!  Yikes, black cat, Friday 13th and now a huge owl on our roof.  I was beginning to get slightly nervous.  Actually who am I kidding, I did not sleep all night!  On Saturday there was still no sign of her.


Molly eating Dukes food
Molly eating Dukes food

I walked the neighbourhood flat, but refused to panic.  Until about 4pm, then I called the Animal Welfare, the vets and put up posters in the local shopping centers and on lamp posts.  I walked around some more (so much for the “off” day on my program) calling her name.  NOTHING!!!  Another sleepless night followed.


I decided to go cycling the next morning.  I felt there was not much else I could do at home.  Hubby said he would walk around some more and if anything changed he would call me.  I must admit that the last thing I felt like doing was cycling.


Miss Molly and Bacardi taking over the dogs' bed
Miss Molly and Bacardi taking over the dogs' bed

But anyway, I went and kept my phone close!  After about an hour on the bike I got a phone call.  He had found her and she was fine!!!!  Oh THANK YOU!  She was apparently about 500m away from our house but trapped in the storm water drains.  We think she had gotten lost in the tunnels and could not get out.  When hubby went walking he kept calling her name and when he passed one of the gratings he heard her meouw.  Luckily he was able to get the grating off the drain and get her out.  She seemed none the worse for wear. 


After all my muttering and cursing about people speaking on their cell phones while driving her I was on my bicycle! 


Not even the rain could get me down on that cycle and we ending up doing 132km.


So Friday the 13th, black cats and owls on roof’s – all superstitious nonsense…….


13 thoughts on “Superstitious nonsense

  1. YAY! I know exactly how heartbreaking it can be when a pet gets lost. I just think how vulnerable they are and unlike us, are unable to speak. Very scary. Very glad you found her.

  2. Oh I am so relieved this post has a happy ending!!! What a scare!

    And I must say that Miss Molly’s friend Bacardi has some of the coolest coloring I’ve seen on a cat! I bet he’s glad she’s home, too! : )

  3. This exact thing happened to us…shortly after moving our cat didn’t come home. I looked for him for days, finally finding him in a storm drain, crying out when I called his name. I was really happy to find the idiot. He doesn’t go outside anymore…too scared.

  4. Shayne – and she is such a little cat.
    6000 – your a friend of mine?????
    Hayley – I know, so lucky! We had walked past there a few time and not heard her so I am really glad he decided to go past another time.
    Jennifer – yes, he is happy. and yes, he has amazing colouring. it is like he has a 6 pack painted on his tummy. So sweet.
    Tricia – thanks
    Charlise – she also has not been outside much since. I am hoping it stays this way.

  5. Lynette – me too, and no I don’t. I was actually more worried about people that did though and what they might do to a black cat.

  6. I can understand how worried you must have been. My cat went AWOL on Monday and I was up and down all night checking for him. That’s the one thing about cats, they are way too mobile and independent…. My boy is back now too and getting lots of loves 🙂

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