A Bit Distressed

I haven’t written anything in a few weeks. I’ve been meaning to get on and talk about the wedding I went to but I’ve decided it’s kind of passed the time for me to do it though I might in the future if it ever relates to anything on my mind. I am turning in my last paper today. From here on out it’s all about my dissertation. But I’m not going to talk about that.

I’m a bit worried. The cute adorable cat, Mogs is missing. I haven’t been wanting to say it because she’s only been gone since Monday afternoon. But it’s completely unlike her to be gone this long. She’s a rescue cat that my boyfriend’s parents got back in 2010. They got two actually Mogs and Minnie. I’ve posted photos of them a lot. They were cats that were once in abusive homes. The people we got them from previously had 3, she couldn’t keep them because she was moving and I think they didn’t allow cats. At first it was just going to be one but they decided to take the older two because they might have a harder time getting adopted than the third one which was a kitten. Mogs is really afraid of people, she tends to freak out whenever someone she doesn’t know is around and either hides or demands to go outside. Back when I first came over here, they were getting rooms painted and for some reason Mogs was really afraid of the guy who did the painting. He always wore overalls so I’m guessing her abuser was dressed similar or a tall man. Minnie the other cat who is a bit older, Mogs is probably 4 or 5 now and Minnie around 9 or 10. Minnie has a ring around her neck, she has no fur there. I had a cat like that from her wearing a collar for years but Minnie is much younger and I think is related to her abuse since she used to not like anyone touching her there. My boyfriend wonders if she has some kind of brain damage as well but we aren’t sure. Anyway since they’ve come to my boyfriend’s family, they’ve changed so much. I first met them a few months after they got them in 2010 and then when I moved here in the fall of 2011 I could see such a huge change. Minnie loves attention and will get jealous if anyone has something other than her in their lap. She especially loves laying in Mike’s dad’s lap. Mogs loves to go outside all the time and explore. She’s not much of a lap cat but when she does it’s a special treat. She loves belly rubs and expects them daily.

I love them both but there is something special about Mogs to me. I can’t quite explain it either, I guess it’s the way she’s transformed since coming here. The cat that used to hide when someone came around now waltz into the room like she’s royalty. She loves it when you give her belly rubs but only on her terms. She’s also grown since coming here and it makes me wonder if she might be a Maine Coon. She has all the right features and could be the right weight for a female. I’ve been thinking about weighting her to see but I haven’t been able to get around to it. It’s also those big yellow eyes that look at you. She’s got this cute little purr and that kind of trills at time and when she’s laying down she has to keep kneading until she’s comfortable. It’s fun to watch both of them outside in the sun chasing all the bugs in the back yard.

Minnie is a bit different to Mogs, she doesn’t want to go outside all the time, it only tends to be when it’s warm or the sun is out and she is happily content sleeping in the sun or laying on lap. It’s quite cute when I’m there and they’re parents go out somewhere, she searches for me upstairs and whines at me for attention. It was quite funny last week. His parents had gone somewhere for the day while I was upstairs trying to work on a paper. She came up and wanted attention. She usually jumps in my lap and makes her way to the bed if she doesn’t like that I’ve got the laptop. This particular occasion, I let her in my lap and she settled down for a bit but then decided she wanted to lay on the bed and then on Mike’s work shirt. This whole time I got my laptop at my side typing stuff or writing in my notebook or looking at articles. I think she didn’t like the angle I was at so she moved to the bed. She is just about settled and done making her circles when she stops and looks at me as I put my laptop back in my lap and start typing. I look at her and ask her what’s up. She meows and  then proceeds to get up. I take my laptop off my lap again and she lays down. I could not believe how jealous she was of my laptop that she had to lay on my lap again.

Minnie and Mogs are not sisters in any way but they get along. Occasionally Mogs will bug her when she’s been cooped up for too long. The other day I saw Minnie chasing something on the ground and Mogs saw this and wasn’t happy so she decided to chase Minnie a bit. But to me that’s being playful and silly. They love each others company and really need it when no one is around. Yesterday I felt pretty bad leaving Minnie by herself when I had to return to my accommodation to finish my paper. I was also concerned that Mogs hasn’t shown up either. It had rained a little and unless she finds some kind of shelter she usually wants in and the fact that she hadn’t eaten since Monday afternoon was another reason I was concerned because she would have wanted food. She’s stayed out all night before but wants back in the next morning and usually spends the day sleeping. I’m really hoping she’s just having a good time somewhere or someone maybe mistook her for a stray cat and decided to take her in. That or we just keep missing her since no one is at the house. A friend of the family has agreed to come in this week to feed them and check since I’ve had to go back but I don’t know how long she’s there for. I’m hoping that my boyfriend will text me later tonight to say she’s back. Otherwise I’m going back there early tomorrow and will look around the neighborhood for her. She’s not the only cat there without a collar that wanders.We get a grey cat that likes to visit at times and if we’re not careful come into the house and eat their food. It spends a lot of its time outside but belongs to a woman across the street. This cat tends to get into scuffles with Mogs but I always feel sorry for it since it doesn’t get to come inside often.

Come home Mogs!

I’m hoping that if she is found and okay someone will take her to the vet, she has a chip but we can’t do much with it unless a vet scans her. Otherwise I’m gonna be a worry wort and wonder where she is. The worse part for us is Mike’s dad now knows and is getting worried and he’s supposed to be on holiday. Keep us in your thoughts for Miss Mogs!

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2 thoughts on “A Bit Distressed

  1. Thanks Susannah. We’re all hoping that she just begged food from a neighbor yesterday since I was gone after 10am and no one was able to get her in. I’m waiting to find out if she’s come back at all. Either way I’m heading back there tomorrow.

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