Yesterday one of the Guardians found yet another lost cat poster while he was out walking in our neighborhood. This one was for a black and white kitty named Moo.
The text on Moo’s missing poster was very telling. Here is what it said:
“My name is Moo (my family thinks I resemble a cow, as IF!) I am a 7 yr old male and weigh in at a Whopping 10 lbs! Please do not let my small stature fool you, I could take Sylvester the cat out if I wanted to! When I curled up, I have two spots that create a heart on my right side. I have a mean glare but really I am just a softy at heart. I love to cuddle (on my terms) but watch out when I do… I tend to drool all over your face and in your ear!
I have been known to con people into feeding me but I have a very loving home and family who misses me so much. Sometimes I will be gone at least for a day traveling around my neighborhood or hanging out with my ‘furry friends’ but this is the longest time I have ever been gone. I feel that my ‘homeless’ cat shenanigans may have backfired and you took me home. I am grateful that you took me in, loved me and fed me but it now time that I return to my family and the dang dog. Please contact my family to come pick me up…”
Now, you and I both know that Moo didn’t write the text for his own lost poster. Nope, that was written by the people that did not keep Moo safely confined. I am not without sympathy for their feeling of loss, but I am disappointed that they apparently did not do all that they could to prevent it. And honestly, I hope they are right that Moo has found a new home. Of all the possible reasons for his disappearance, that is by far the best of the bunch.
So Moo, if you’re still with us my feline brother, I hope you are enjoying your new home. May your new Guardians forever keep you safely confined.
So Sayeth Otis