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The Pinkster rules
10/19/2008 10:40:01 AM
Going AWOL
Pinky strolled outside at 5 p.m. Monday and didn't come home that night. She had done this before, and so I hung onto myself. She will be back by 8 a.m. I told myself, the latest she has ever been. But she didn't, and didn't, and didn't come. By Tuesday evening I was in tears. I had emailed a friend in Southern California for comfort. When she phoned me I could not speak for crying though she assured me her Tarot cards told me Pinky would be back, and that the cards had never been wrong. She said that cats are always being locked up somewhere, usually in someone's garage. This made sense, but I was already envisioning her in the jaws of a coyote. They have been sighted in these hills. I asked Renato, who dropped in Tuesday night, to go and find her. I watched the final presidential debate without comprehension and I didn't care who won, because I had made up my mind months ago whom to vote for. My beloved friend next door called to ask if Pinky had come home yet. At 9:30 Wednesday night that miserable cat jumped up on the bed. She gave me love bites and asked to be fed. She ate like a fiend, came to bed, went back to eat, visited all her favorite places in the house, came to bed, jumped off again. Seven times she did this, while I recovered my brains. It was obvious she hadn't stayed away so long on purpose, so my friend was right, she had been locked in somewhere. Pinky is not my human child but might as well have been. I have no children. I know the difference, but my heart didn't.


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