About a month ago, we removed a chair from my daughter’s room to toss because it had seen better days. The door was left open for just a few minutes. In those few minutes our kitty Zoey took off. This isn’t the first time she had escaped, so I wasn’t to worried at first.
A few days turned into a week. A week turned into a month.
As we live in the middle of no where we have a bit of wildlife around, so I assumed she was a goner. Yet, I still held hope that she would still show up.
There she is shortly before she left. She’s always been a grumpy cat. She was very selective about who could pet her. I very rarely had to many problems with her. In fact she always slept next to me at night.
Fast forwarding to today. Yesterday I received a message from my neighbor asking if I was missing my calico. I told her that yes I was. My hopes were up. Could it really be her? It had been a little over a month since we had seen her.
Next thing I know my neighbor is here with Zoey. I was so happy and relieved that she was alive and well. Other than a bit of weight loss she looked no worse for wear for being gone so long.
I found out she had been making her rounds to the neighbors and eating the food they had set out for the strays that seem to keep popping up in our area.
No sooner was she back home did she start making all of our lives miserable. Hence the demon cat. She’s hissing and growling at my other kittys. Where before she didn’t really have a problem with them. They all coexisted just fine.
She won’t let me or the kids pet her. My other kitty’s are in hiding and won’t even go into the same room she’s in.
I’m not sure what to do. Brian said let her go back outside and well make sure she has plenty of food and water.
A few things come to mind when I think about doing it. Winter is coming and I don’t want her to freeze. Though, I can follow that up with we have a heated dog house that we’ve lined for the strays to take refuge in during the winter.
My second thought is, what if the coyotes get to her? I would never forgive myself if that happened. My third and final thought is, I don’t want her to be a hindrance to my neighbors by eating food that is meant for other animals.
Here is Zoey today. She’s still healthy but mean as all get out. So my friends, blogging buddies, and family. Please give me your thoughts on my predicament.
Until next time;