My little black, orange, and white calico went missing for a whole day.
I thought she escaped outside. Nope. I looked high and low inside. Still no cat. WTF? Was she interdimensional?
So after calling her all day and evening and not remembering seeing her anytime in the morning, I was a little more than concerned. I even fed everyone their soft food without her showing up. I was flabbergasted.
So I watched my usual television shows. One had a very sad ending, but I ended up crying because I could not find my defenseless indoor cat. She was born and raised in my house. She has no other reference. She could easily be hit by a car. Or worse, she could be eaten by a coyote.
The desert is fraught with danger.
Well, crying seems to be the kitty calling card. She came out of her hiding place like nothing happened. I am sure she found some spot to nestle into where my human eyes could not see.
Anything to make my lose my mind seems to be fair game in my house.
In writing, our characters can come into similar situations. It is good to note feelings and anxiety in your own life and to be able to transfer them to your characters. So I need a character with a cat that plays hide and go seek like a method actor.
And, I wonder where she learned it from?
Have a great and wonderful day.