Tuesday, September 30, 2008

SMOKEY'S NOT-SO-EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

Here’s a story about a lost kitty that could have gone horribly wrong, but instead... well, read on...

Around three weeks ago, one of my kitty pals named Smokey (shown in the photo above) went missing from his home. Smokey, who lives in Burbank with his human, Ellen, and Ellen’s daughter, Maxie, sometimes stays with us when Ellen and Maxie go out of town. He’s an excellent cat, and when we’re together, we regularly take kitty mayhem to levels seldom reached in the annals of kittydom.

Anyway, late one afternoon, Smokey went over the backyard fence and must have gotten confused or something, because he couldn’t find his way home. Ellen and Maxie were frantic, and despite an intensive search for Smokey over the next few days, he failed to appear. Steve and his female went over and walked the neighborhood looking for Smokey, but no luck. Ellen put up “missing cat” flyers, but the weeks passed with no sign of Smokey. Needless to say, we were all devastated. Anyone who has ever lost a kitty knows exactly what I mean.

Well, just when everyone was starting to accept the reality that Smokey might be gone for good, Ellen got a phone call from a neighbor lady a block away, who had seen one of the flyers and recognized Smokey as a kitty who had been hanging around the area. Ellen went over and sure enough, there was Smokey, a bit thinner, but otherwise, none the worse for wear.

So this story has a happy ending. Smokey is back home safe and sound and even more loving than ever (nothing like a few weeks in survival mode to make you appreciate your humans!). We’re all extremely touched by this little miracle and overjoyed to have him back.

18 comments:

Daisy said...

Thank goodness Smokey is safely home where he belongs. What a bad scare! I am glad Harley and I got microchipped. You never know what might happen!

Fred said...

Whew! I'm glad there was a happy ending!

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Smokey iz very lucky!@
That is another reason I iz not allowed outside, But Mushka and I like Harley haz microchips :)
I hope little Smokey haz learn-ed hiz lesson! :)

V-V

Sassy Kat said...

YEAH! It is always the best to have a happy ending!!!! I am so glad that Smokey found his way back to the home and the ones that love him. I am so sorry that he got away and everyone had to worry.
Smokey, please don't do that again.

Kelly Cat said...

Yes, I know a little bit about what Smokey's humans were going through, because our calico Caitie went missing for a day. Just that long was enough to have us worried, so for Smokey to be gone for several days must have been that much worse. Thankfully, he made it home OK.

Gattina said...

I know how it feels when your kitty is missing ! it's just terrible. So glad to hear that Smokey is back safe and sound ! I suppose the whole family is more than happy !

Junior said...

Our beans get so frantic when we go missing! I remember when I slipped my leash not to long after Meowm brought me home.......Meowm searched and searched and cried and cried and found me. I haven't been back out since then.

We are VERY glad that Smokey was found and is safe with his loving family!

katztales said...

Lucky Smokey! Target went missing for three hours and we were panicked too. He got stuck behind a big wall. We threw over a tarp and he climbed back over to us. Don't you just love a happy ending?

Mr. Echo said...

I wuz so hoping for a happy ending! Me and Tenny gots mikerowe chips but Mommy sez whut wee reely need is gee pee ess.

Yoo tell stories so good!

Lorianna said...

Poor Smokey! I'm so glad he is safe and sound. He needs more of your wisdom Quasi. :)
Your book is still selling pretty well at my local B&N. There are usually only a few copies left when I check. I love the bookstore!
Hope all is Happy with you!
Hugs and Purrs,
Lorianna

Ariel said...

What a wonderful story ,I'm so glad it had a happy ending and that Smokey is home safe :)

MoMo said...

I love a happy ending and this is a great start to the day. Smokey is very lucky to have been found.

Mickey said...

Oh how I live happy endings!! I am glad that that lady was good enough to call too!!!I bet he loves his regular meals too ;)
Purrs Mickey

Parker said...

Wow - Thank goodness Smokey was found and is back where he belongs!

Niko and Cloud said...

Nice to meetcha too! What a happy ending!

jams o donnell said...

I'm glad Smokey is safe and home

PrincessMia said...

That was a wonderful ending to the story. I'm so happy.

Team Tabby said...

We are glad to hear that Smokey got back home, thinner, but hopefully wiser.

Mindy & Moe