Friday, 4 August 2017

Oh, what a day! Still no news of Humbug, and to boot, Samy didn't show up for breakfast. I hoped it was because I got up rather late, and that she'd already gone into a bush somewhere to sleep for the day (the temperature is over 40C in the shade). I called nonetheless, but I didn't see any sign of her. Eventually supper-time rolled around, and I started yelling the cats' food call and rattling the dry food in its bag. Nothing. So I fed the others and tramped around in the 38 degree heat (and only a few minutes from sunset) in the garrigue, banging on a bowl with a spoon and continuing calling her, and Humbug. Still nothing. I was feeling weak and literally trembling at the knees, thinking of all the things that could have happened to her, and dreading discovering either of their bodies. Eventually I went back to the house, sweaty and covered in mosquito bites. I asked my sister if she'd seen her - no - and turned to go down and have one more look along the garden hedge. Then, a cry from my sister - Samy! The goof had turned up from who knows where and began wolfing down her food. Thank goodness we've got her back at least!


  1. Glad Samy is ok! Any news about Humbug?

  2. Ah, sorry I didn't see your comment earlier! Thanks <3
    But no, no news of Humbug... :(