Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Wasn't Sure I Wanted It...

...but now that it's gone, I miss it.

"It" is our kitten.

Tiger, formerly known as Squeaks, has disappeared; and we fear the worst.  Did it, in a moment of false bravado, go into the pasture and confront those pesky, noisy dogs, finding out too late that it couldn't win in a fight against them?  Or did it wander too far from home and meet its demise in the road?  Or something else completely?

We'll probably never know...not unless we find a little piece of green collar someday and are able to use that as a clue to figure out what happened to our little "key ca" (Tobin talk for "kitty cat").

Ironically, the very night that it disappeared (last Wednesday night), I had spent some time outside with Tobin and Shav earlier that evening; and we had such a good time playing with Tiger.  Tobin did so well with the cat.  He came up with the idea to roll a ball on the driveway for the cat; Tiger would run and pounce and chase the ball; Tobin would chase the cat and then gently take the ball away to do it all over again.  It was so much fun to watch them--and so amazing to see how fast the cat ran and how high it jumped as it got ready to "attack" the rolling ball.  I also noticed that night, how high it arched its back when threatened and how quickly it got into that position at the slightest suspicion of alarm.  When I would pet the kitty and hold it on my lap (for brief moments before it went off to explore something else), Tobin would come over, sit down beside me, and ask to hold it, too.  My heart was warmed by that evening outside together.  I had no idea I would never see Tiger again.  And when I took this picture, I didn't have a clue that it would be the last one I would ever take of our little buddy.

We miss you, Tiger.  Thanks for all the happy moments you gave us this summer.  We'll never forget you, our very first cat.


Sally said...

I'm so sorry! That's not a happy ending kitten story, but I guess it's a real one.

Thanks for all the wonderful food, the great visit, and the testimony of your family this evening. I was blessed by being with you all (including your parents) this evening. I took home some learning points from our visit.

Davene said...

Probably the learning points of "What NOT to Do"! ;-)

In all seriousness, we loved having you all here this evening! We'll have to do it again sometime. :)

And I'm so glad Katie came, too...

Elizabeth said...

So sad :( !!! It was very hard when one of our cats or dogs would disappear, I can understand.
Your little Tiger was adorable. I am sorry for the boys.I loved your memory. What a cozy happy moment.

Much love Davene :)

~ Elizabeth