One summer day, my cat ran away…
He never ran away before and he hasn’t run away since..
He didn’t even take a suitcase.
There was a bad storm.
He didn’t come back.
It was getting to the point that I was debating whether or not to throw out his litter box and donate his food.
Nothing brings a cat back faster than giving all of his things away…
He had been gone for several days…
I kept an eye out for him when my friend Lisa and I went running around the neighborhood.
That day, Lisa spotted something orange in the ditch…an orange cat was floating in the water of a flooded ditch.
Lisa found a stick and tried to get it out of the water unsuccessfully.
Did I finally find my lost cat?
I was pretty convinced..
A missing orange cat…an orange cat in the ditch…two women wet and muddy trying to pull a dead orange cat out of the flooded ditch…sweaty….possibly crying..
I had my husband bring a shovel to the ditch to carry out the cat for a proper burial..
When we got home, my orange cat was sitting by the back door innocently like none of this ever happened..
I wish I could hear his side of the story…
I also wished things turned out better for his stunt double…
Remember that time we were out running and you thought you saw your cat dead in the ditch??
Lisa reminded me of the story a few weeks back..
How could I forget??
It was one of the strangest things that happened while out running…