Everyone (it seems…there may be a few exceptions but I do not know them) in this town has the blues. I suppose if you do not live in the Kansas City area, you may not realize it but the Royals are in the World Series! The whole town seems to be blue. Blue bird of happiness blue not exactly the same as having the blues (well, maybe after last night’s game but still it was only the first one of seven and according the Facebook which is of course, doubles as a sports digest, they did lose the first game in 1985 before winning it all).
Perhaps you are thinking that this is the part where I tell you that I’ve been out to “party like it’s 1985” and that is why I have not been following through on my 31 days of Follow Through Series. Alas, I wish that were the reason. Perhaps that could be my excuse for Thursday night and Friday I was busy with family. However, since then, it’s been a different kind of blues around here.
Friday evening, I opted to go to bed rather than make that second (okay, fourth) attempt to holler for Chase, our Siamese cat, to come inside. He’s been left out once or twice before and usually turns right up and is ready and willing to go inside after a night out “in the wild.” Except he did not show up Saturday morning. Nor did he show up on Sunday. Or Monday. Or Tuesday. And we are still missing him today. He’s simply gone. We’ve looked around the neighborhood. I have ads running on Craigslist and the pet connection place. I have registered him as missing with the microchip place (I’m so glad I followed through on that one Friday not long ago!). I have flyers ready to go stick in the doors of all the neighbors in a 2-3 block area and hand out at area vet offices.
Wondering why I haven’t done some of the above already? Well, we had family from Oklahoma in town all weekend so we were working around that (life doesn’t stop for cats that have gone exploring…) and then, J woke up with a high fever on Monday. Then, there was work as well to juggle. Strange thing to be finding yourself a substitute when you are the substitute but it worked out. Good thing as a trip to the doctor today confirmed it was Strep throat.
All my free time has been consumed by searching for a missing cat, dealing with a sick child with a super high fever (I’m good to 103 but 104 is my freak out number), and trying to maintain my work responsibilities.
I’m going to go ahead and count this as a post in the 31 Days of Follow Through Series because one thing the lost cat did highlight for me is the importance of follow through. I can’t imagine how much worse I’d feel had I not already updated all the microchip information for him. I certainly wish I had followed through on getting up that fifth time to see where he was on Friday night.