Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Before I start: I am having a bit of a hate at blogger. When I went to create a post it wouldn't let me enter anything, just had a spinning circle going round and round as if something was loading. It looked different too. When I went back to the old editor the problem was solved but, since I am a newbie, I am unfamiliar with it. Humph. And I don't like the add picture option at all. Double humph.
Yesterday we took the car in to the crash repair place. We were told it is likely to be three or four days, so caught the bus home which is a new experience for the smaller portion. (our insurance policy doesn't give us a hire car).
When we left Jazz was playing on the front lawn. We got home a little over an hour later. No Jazz. This is unusual, because he is a cat who likes his breakfast, his mid morning snack, his lunch, his afternoon snack ...Who basically likes his food. Often. It was relatively early so we didn't worry.
Time went by. No Jazz. Jewel came in, crying. Still no Jazz. So we called. No Jazz. Shut Jewel in and I went walking and calling. No sign of him - which was good (no body) and bad. Came home. Jewel still crying. No Jazz.
The hours ticked by. Jewel still crying, running from front door to back door and back again. Which made me want to cry.
Much walking. Looking up trees. Looking down drains. Aaaaargh.
No Jazz. And then it got dark. They are always brought in loooong before then. More walking, more calling. Jewel still crying.
Just after 7.30 I went out again. To see a sad and sorry cat limping down the path. Crying, hoarsely as if he had used up his vocal chords. Brought him inside.
Jewel lifted her head and said 'oh you're back' and treated him with studious ignore. He was starving and bolted down considerable amounts of food.
He has a gouge on his nose, bites/scratches around his neck and is favouring a back leg. And purring very loudly. And of course the vet is shut AND we have no car. So we decide to give it until morning.
Jazz squeezed himself between us on the bed and purred the night away. He is still limping (but much, much less) and his other cuts seem clean. If he is not 100% tomorrow he is going to the vet (who he hates with a passion). Where is cat cam when you need it? No idea who/what he fought, but he lost. But is home, and happy to be here.
PS He woke me by smacking me in the mouth. Purring. Not only Jazz, but Spike is back.