|Vex, truthfully, has always been a bit of a troublemaker, but is not a kitten anymore...|
After coming home we ordered dinner, which took a while to arrive but was delicious. After eating we headed to bed pretty late... but as I lay down I said, "What is that?" hearing a noise. Ryan went to our bedroom balcony door and opened it to hear it more clearly.
It was a cat!
Ryan flew out while I stayed in with Dreamer. Our bedroom faces the street behind us, the same street he'd been spotted on at 2 am two nights prior. Ryan talked to the guards there and showed them a photo and indeed, they'd seen him!
He came back and got me to help, and so I put Dreamer in the baby carrier. It was after 1 am, so we couldn't call "Vex!" loudly, but we whispered it.
One neighbor was out on his balcony and we called up and asked him if he'd seen a cat.
"Oh yeah, 25 minutes ago on my roof."
We were so excited!
"A white cat?" Ryan asked.
"Yeah, white and gold."
Ryan frowned. "No, white and black?"
"Well, Vex isn't really black," I hedged to Ryan softly, "maybe he thinks it's gold?" Then to the neighbor, "Can we come up and look on your roof?"
So we went up all excited.. but nothing. On the way back down we showed him a picture of Vex.
"No, that's not the cat I saw."
For half a second I was pretty depressed thinking this was all a wild goose chase but when we got back to the road we showed the photo to the guards again. They were emphatic they'd seen him.
"I bet what we heard was Vex and the white and gold cat meeting!" I realized. It made sense. They probably met, yowled, and then Vex fled, hence why he wasn't answering our calls. We searched a bit longer, but then went home. I went to bed with Dreamer. Ryan, who is on a night schedule for work, went out again two more times before going to bed in the morning. I went out early afternoon and then again in the evening. So far no more luck. Still, the guards insist they've seen him, so he's probably still nearby...
Thanking God for:
476- the healthy feeling after a long walk
478- delicious food
479- Dreamer enjoying her stroller
480- family time