Pussy Cat (2x), Where Have You Been??

Something very unusual happened today at the house. At least something’s happening, right?

Because today’s a holiday and I get the chance to watch my DVDs without the relatives at home, I snuck into their computer room, shut both doors behind me which were shut before then, and quietly (and contentedly) watched my new favorite series “Cranford” (a BBC t.v. series based on Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel).

Halfway through the viewing I noticed (or was more of ‘surprised’) that Cat was under the table. Well, she sure is sneaky. But it’s a good thing that she’s inside the room with me because there were lots of men about the house at that time, doing some renovations or some fixing about the house and so many doors were widely left open, giving her an awful opportunity to run away (which is something we are all trying our very best to avoid ever happening).

When I was done viewing one episode, I checked under the table again and was most shocked to find that she was no longer there! Now let me describe how the room looks like:

There are four corners and two adjacent (?) doors in the room. On one side of the wall is a big table where the computer is at and beside it on the right is the shut door. On the opposite side of this wall is a long shelf of books and two large windows, which are also shut with curtains drawn. On it’s adjacent wall is another long shelf of books, and on the opposite side is the other shut door.

Now will you please tell me how the cat could have possibly disappeared??!?!

First, two doors are shut. No one opened it the entire time I was watching. Second, I’ve also done the most ridiculous job of surveying every shelf and nook and cranny of the room for that cat, and still she wasn’t there. I checked behind the books, behind the curtains, behind the table, behind pillows; I opened closed baskets that were there too, even went lying flat on my belly to check her under the shelves and the table, etc. and still she was nowhere to be found! I’ve searched high and low, back and forth, in and out… I’ve searched EVERYWHERE!!!!!

WHERE IN THE WORLD COULD A MEDIUM SIZED CAT HAVE HIDDEN ITSELF!??!?

Now my wildly imaginative side began supposing that there might be a vortex or a wrinkle in time in space somewhere within the room, and I would sure like to find it. I’ve then rallied the housekeepers to help me find her after 15 minutes of luckless search. I’ve tried in vain to explain to them that she couldn’t have possibly left the room and to help look inside, but they still kept searching for her outside the room and so I was alone again in my search for her. I am so darn sure she was still inside. The big mystery is where?

Now I was really beginning to be desperate. Telling the relatives that we’ve just lost the cat is very bad news. Now, if she isn’t behind anything or under anything within the room, there’s just one more place I didn’t check…

I started opening the table’s drawers one by one. Well what do you know? I found her curled up and awakened cranky when I opened the second bottom drawer and frightened myself silly upon seeing her inside meowing for my intrusion of her privacy. And I thought I was becoming stupider by the minute for thinking she could be in a tiny drawer. Well who’s stupid now?

Now how in the world did she get in there was a question I wanted so badly answered!!! Vortexes and Wrinkles in Time and Space are no longer plausible explanations. But Coca, our cook, did discover a small space under the table, where at the back of the first bottom drawer she could creep in into the second one, with the help also of her most flexible body. That’s how she did it. And the best part to her being not found all that time was that she was very, very quiet (for a very whiny cat).

Mystery solved.

I sure suck at detective work.

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