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Luring the Muse

Don’t look at me, I’m hiding.
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

 

“Often the Muse will not respond to direct and logical requests.

She must be lured in with the playful and gentle.” 

 

 Jill Badonsky, 

The Nine Modern Day Muses: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence

Callie Cat is Home!

We had several reports of sightings by neighbors yesterday.  That gave us hope, knowing that at least as of yesterday morning she had not left the community.  We live in a close knit lakeside community and people were searching for her and asking, “have you found Callie yet?”

We were upset last night when we had severe weather.  Not unusual here in Oklahoma, but not good for a lost cat.  I was up early this morning and when I realized the rain had stopped decided to go back to the location of the last sighting.  I thought that maybe she would be out in the early, quiet morning.

When I reached the top of the hill and looked out over the lake I was crying and praying, “God please keep my baby safe.”   When I rounded the corner and looked between the two houses where she was last spotted I saw a familiar little face looking out of the grass.  She didn’t run to me when called but I was able to easily pick her up with the help of her blanket and a few of her favorite snacks.  She  must have found a place to hide during the storm because she wasn’t even wet.  It was the longest walk down that hill I have ever made, I was so anxious to get her home.  After checking out each room in the house and having some food and water  she curled up on a pillow and is now asleep.

Some might call the way she was found coincidence, but I call it Divine intervention.  Thank you God!

I also want to thank  you my readers and followers for your concern and prayers.

Oh Where, Oh Where Has Our Callie Cat Gone?

Play Please Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins
Play Please
Copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

Oh where, oh where can she be?

Our beloved Callie is missing.  I am heartbroken.  We have searched the entire house over and over, shaking the treat bag as we go and calling her name.  We have searched her favorite hiding spots and places she could be trapped.  All the cabinet and closet doors are open.  All day she has not come out for food or to use the box.

All we can assume is that she slipped past us as we were coming and going and got outside.  We are not sure when — sometime between 8 pm last night (5/14) and 10 am today (5/15).  We live in the country — there are predators and other dangers for a rather spoiled and protected house cat to face.

We have contacted the agency we registered her microchip with and they sent out an alert.   I printed out a poster they created for us and have several of those out.  We called our Vet and visited the local shelter. Our neighbors are looking for her.  We have pretty much done all we can for now.

I am sensing nothing from her.  Neither is Bob.

If you live in the Grove OK/Grand Lake area please keep your eyes out for our cute little calico with white paws and a white tummy.

UPDATE: Callie was found early Sunday morning (5/17) and is now recovering at home.  For more details  see http://espirational.com/2015/05/17/callie-cat-is-home/

“Callie’s Campfire” Update

 

Callie's got her condo back and all's right with the world. Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Callie’s got her condo back and all’s right with the world.
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

We seem to have found the source of Callie’s discomfort. Thank you to everyone for your input on this.  She was missing some of “her stuff.”  While everything that is hers moved with us it was not all out.  She had her essentials, including toys.   However I had not yet found places for her shelter bed and her hanging kitty condo.  I didn’t think it was that important because she hadn’t been using them in the other place.   Wrong!  Bad kitty mommy!

So now everything is out and in it’s place and cooking is going  smoothly with only an occasional attempt to curl up on the stove.  Now I have a plan instead of just reacting to the danger.  When she gets on or by the stove she is gently carried to her shelter bed.  If she goes back to the stove she goes to “time out”.  She get treats for sitting quietly and watching me cook from anywhere that is not on the stove or in my way.  I still have to work on timing on that one, she seems to think the treats are an invitation to come back to the stove.  But otherwise, so far so good.

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To see the original post about Callie’s campfire visit here:  http://espirational.com/2014/07/15/need-advice-from-a-kitty-or-a-cat-parent/

 

Need Advice from a Kitty or a Cat Parent

Kitty on Stove Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins
Kitty on Stove
Copyright 2014 R.A. Robbins

 

This is Callie snugged up around the burners on my stove top. She has always looked for warm places, but since we moved she always wants to be on the stove when it is hot.

I turn my back for a minute and there she is looking like she’s sitting around a campfire. I’m waiting for her to start roasting marshmallows and singing Kumbayah.

But all kidding aside, this is getting to the point of being dangerous. We are afraid she is going to get burned. All our usual training and disciplinary measures  are having no effect. We  turn our backs and she’s right back at it.

So, first, is heat seeking behavior “normal” for cats? Hershey didn’t do anything like this. And of course, any suggestions for getting the dangerous stuff under control?  I know I have kitties and cat parents following me here and I need your help.

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To see the update on this post follow this link:  http://espirational.com/2014/07/23/callies-campfire-update/