Monday, October 13, 2008

Various Updates

On The Cat:

There is no sign of Sasha Cat anywhere. It's like she vanished into thin air. I am So Sad. I keep thinking her little kitty face is going to appear outside the window, doing her silent 'Mao!' to be let in if it's closed (we don't have screens in many of our windows, which is why she became allowed outside to begin with when we moved here - we literally had no way to keep her in, especially after that time she leaped off of the second floor porch into the tree!). I miss hearing her purring, and seeing her curled up with Josie in bed.

Josie, for her part, has been taking this well. So well, in fact, that I dared to breathe the Unspoken; Kitty Mao might not be coming back. Josie was not quite ready for that idea, I think, and looked very upset, so I immediately launched into how fat she was probably getting off of the squirrels she's been catching, etc, which made her laugh, to picture Sasha rolling around on the floor, all fat. It's been five days, though, and in all seriousness, I think that she is in reality not coming back.

I have never had this happen. Sasha, and our other cat, Fiona, who we had to give away because one she turned a year old she and Sasha had a literal peeing contest all over the upstairs of the house, were my first cats ever. I was not prepared for how much I would like them, having been a dog owner all my life. I mean, I liked other people's cats and whatnot, but I didn't know I would be Into cats. I can't imagine a dog running off like that and not wanting to come back. Hell, I can't even PEE without Baci trying to stand between my legs, never mind leaving me entirely!

I don't know what we'll do after this. I imagine that Josie will want another cat, someday. I just don't know. After we gave Fiona away, she ran away from her new house (she was practically feral, though, which was part of the problem with her), and now Sasha has left our home. Maybe it's that they were both adopted, and they had both had some history of being outside before we got them, that has led us to this point. I just can't imagine asking for this kind of thing again. But, we did love having a cat. Even DH admits that he's sad.


About the Hamster:

Patrick has not yet asked to get another hamster, so we haven't. I imagine the next time we go to the store, he will ask for one, and I will get it then. He did mention Aniken today, in his Head Count of Boys In The House, and when I reminded him that we didn't have Aniken anymore, he just said, 'Oh, yeah' and moved on. Phew.

As for the Teasing:

So far, it hasn't happened again. I had a conversation with Josie's friend's mom, who had also been in the classroom last week, and she was as horrified as I was, so I told her how I had been to the principal, and suggested that she go as well. I'll be in there tomorrow afternoon again, and if things are still the same, maybe I'll ask (or suggest) that I could wander around among the students, 'helping them' to stay on track, rather than doing the one-on-one thing for awhile. Maybe having a roving police force is more what she needs at the moment. Or a roaming sniper. Either way.


Swistle said...

That is so sad about the kitty. I'd think the worst part would be Not Knowing what happened.

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

That is sad news. I hope she shows up. Soon.

d e v a n said...

Good idea about being a roving sniper. Er, police.

Poor kitty. Maybe it would stay better if you started with a kitten? I don't know, cats can be kind of fickle and run away. There's still hope she'll come back though!

Sherendipity said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty. I'm a total cat lover and can't imagine a house without one.

Cherish said...

Im with Swistle, whenever one of our cats has disappeared, the not know what happend was the hardest part.

Melissa said...

I almost died when you wrote about Aniken and the Patrick just shook it dodged a bullet there. =/

creative kerfuffle said...

poor sasha. i hope she comes home. we're cat and dog people and my cats stay inside. when the houdini dogs tunneled out of alcatraz, i mean the backyard, last year and were gone forever, i mean two whole weeks, i thought the worst. then, there they were, right back in the yard looking at us like what do you mean you've been driving all over the neighborhoods day and night looking for us and hey why are there pictures of us everywhere? i know cats aren't the same as dogs, but i'm hoping sasha comes home.
nice dodge on the hamster thing.
i think you should be a sniper in class and taser the wretched kids.

Anonymous said...

So sorry about Kitty Mao. That just plain sucks.

Good luck with your snipering, uh, I mean, roving policing. Great idea.

LoriD said...

Poor Josie. She's at an age where she will really feel the loss. I hope Sacha comes home soon.

Kristi said...

I think the roving police/sniper idea is really good. You could throw erasers at the kids who don't listen!!!

I'm so sorry about your cat. I'm still holding out hope that she'll show up soon!!

arbee said...

So sorry to hear about Sasha Cat! It is hard to lose a pet...and not knowing is the worst. Thinking positive thoughts for Josie, Sasha Cat and Patrick. :)