Monday, April 12, 2010

Life in flux

No, I haven't died.

No, I haven't forgotten that there's a part remaining of the anniversary adventure from two months back. It was threatening to get longer than was wieldy, so I truncated it and posted it retroactively. Nyah.

In the meantime, however, things have become very busy for us around Chez Juice. After many months of planning and scheduling and rescheduling, we finally managed to take a family vacation to Key Largo, Florida, which is where the wife and I went for our very first vacation together in October of 2000. We loved snorkeling there so much then that we swore we'd return with family at some point, and this we did. We even did it in spite of the fact that the house we'd first rented, which we'd been given a confirmation number for but were never sent a contract, got rented out from under us and we had to scramble for a new place two weeks before the event. Got one and it was even better than the first. We also took this vacation road trip with our dogs, which proved much easier than it could have.

At the moment, though, I don't have the energy or time to detail any of it in writing because we now have a new crisis on our hands. We left our kitty Avie at the home of some friends here in Borderlands who had offered to cat sit. Unfortunately, Avie is an escape artist and managed to get away from their house while we were gone and has not returned. So now we're fluctuating between blind panic that we'll never see her again, conjuring all sorts of awful fates that might have befallen her, and trying to remain calm, remembering that she's a tough and resourceful kitty in daily life so she's probably all right and will hopefully wander up at any given point. We're also being proactive about finding her. I spent the morning canvassing the area, distributing 102 fliers to the surrounding streets. I've just printed some more to head back for another round. We've also contacted local vets and the humane society to alert them and will continue checking back.

If you're of a praying mind, though, we could sure use some here. We've seen the power of it when it comes to our animals in the past (not to mention some humans).


Anonymous said...

Will do. Post the latest picture you have of her, please, if possible.


Rachel L. said...

My sister's cat came back a full 16 months after he first escaped. One day, he was just sitting on the front porch waiting to be let in. So have hope!