I did something bad to Prince
It had never happened to me, I forgot him in the street for 9 hours. Early morning to mid-afternoon. I feel horrible about it and can't calm down.
My cats sometimes drive me crazy going in and out of the apt., in and out of the building, up and down the 5 floors of stairs, then with me in the elevator, but I never lose track of who is where. A momentary hesitation at the most. When I think one of them has been around enough, about 1 hour plus, I take them home. And I never go to bed without knowing where each of them is, inside the apt. of course. Almost all the time, at any given moment, I have at least an idea of which room each one is in. I never close a closet door before counting heads.
I keep replaying this morning in my head and just can't understand how I did this. I slept all day, then didn't worry too much when I didn't see Prince around because yesterday I looked for him for a long time, worried sick, to find him sleeping inside a huge material bag that contains a duvet, curled up inside the duvet, and I found him by chance because it was the last place I looked.
He ate a lot and went to bed and has been sleeping since, obviously exhausted. I know his worst fear is abandonment, and he cries if I leave him behind even for 1 minute, so this must've been an ordeal for him. He was waiting outside the building door.
The worst part is we can't ease our guilty feelings by compensating them, because they don't make the connection.
Fortunately it was an absolutely lovely Spring day and he was in the garden ,in the company of the strays, his friends, all the time.
The Royal von Meouw Dynasty: His Royal Highness the late Prince von Meouw,
Her Royal Highness Princess Gatita von Meouw, Nikita Duchess of Meouw and
His Highness Cuchi-Cuchi, next in line for the throne of Prince von Meouw.
Last edited by Straysmommy; 02-09-2013 at 04:48 PM.