Once upon a time, there lived a cat named Gasoline…
…and he lived happily ever after! The End!
This is Gas’ story.
Gasoline took a week’s vacation in Sudbury!
After 2 years of living in Jaca: Spain, Montpellier: France, The Anchor: Canada and then 2 months in a garage and the-great-out-of-doors: Sheguindah (while Dana sauna-ed in Finland)…Gasoline was relocated to a Campbell Street East residence…a cosy little house with a tin roof on a peaceful little street in Little Current, Ontario, Canada.
Gasoline’s new life offered all he could ever want; a warm bed to curl up in, nightly Temptation cat treats, a door leading to a big yard full of mice, squirrels, chipmunks and birds, a clean cat box which Dana dutifully cleans twice a day because Gas refuses to poop in the neighbours gardens…stability and Dana!
So Gas had absolutely no reason to fuck off one fine autumn Sunday afternoon!
Gas did not come home Sunday night. Gas did not come home Monday night. Nor did he come home Tuesday night. Or Wednesday night. Or Thursday night. By Friday, Dana had done ALL she could to find her feline friend: called the vets’ and dog catcher, posted an add on the Internet, local TV ad channel and Facebook, informed the entire world and printed and laminated posters.
It was the Friday afternoon when this story unfolds, a hopeful encounter led to solving the case of the “Missing Gas”!
The Post Office wouldn’t post his “Missing” poster, as Gas doesn’t fall into the category of Non-Profit Advertising…but “Go to the town office where they can post the poster on their town office bulletin board on our main street.” At the town office, I was empathetically told “sorry”, once again, Gas isn’t non-profit material! Amidst our conversation, a town employee overheard and asked to see the photo of Gas.
So, now, the story gets good…
Gas was CAT-NAPPED!!!
This woman’s brother-in-law and wife, from out-of-town, lost their Gasoline-look-alike cat in Little Current last May 24th. Katie, who was really a K.T., who had just been neutered at the vet’s and they brought him along for the journey to island! K.T. escaped, traumatized…
While visiting the island this past weekend, at this couple’s friend’s house (MY NEIGHBOUR), they found “their cat” who was reported as a stray that had been frequenting my neighbour’s deck and door since…well, since we moved into the neighbourhood…see where this is going?!
The couple returned to Sudbury Sunday afternoon with “their cat”…Gas has been missing in action since Sunday afternoon! But the proof is in the microchip!
So, my friends…Gasoline is temporarily vacationing, 2 hours from home, with a temporarily relieved cat-napping, but incredibly apologetic, couple, and 2 dogs! And he’s seemingly happy! And, he’s comin’ home tomorrow at 9 am! And me and Carburetor,we're having a “Coming Home” party tomorrow morning, featuring Fancy Feast and Temptations! Do drop by to greet Gas. My cat the survivor! Whew!