This morning, Rosie ate kibble by herself at about 5.30am. She didn’t want any wet food.
Then, at 7.00am, she went to the kitchen to ask for kibble again. So I gave it to her and she ate…on her own.
That’s a good sign….(I hope).
After that, she started whining all over the house. We thought she wanted to defecate, so we brought the litter box (with OKO Plus) near to her and even put her into it, but she jumped out and continued whining all over the house.
Finally, my husband put her in the upstairs bathroom together with the litter box thinking that she might want some privacy to defecate.
We left her there and went to the patio.
But I didn’t hear any sound from upstairs so I asked husband if he had latched the bathroom windows.
He quickly went upstairs to check.
Rosie was gone.
Husband closed the windows but did not latch them. He thought Rosie wouldn’t be strong enough to push the windows, but then again…hey, we are talking about cats here. They have incredible strength, tenacity, determination and intelligence.
So, Rosie had escaped.
We went out to the road to look for her and saw this….
She was just sitting on the roof, looking down at us.
Of course there was no way we could call her to come down. She’s a cat, after all.
I knew there was nothing we could do, so I left her there and went to practise taiji at the playground with Heidi.
After an hour, I checked and Rosie was still there, at that exact spot. She seemed to be enjoying the view from up there.
After awhile, I drove the car out to my mum’s place and Rosie was no longer there.
We thought she’d come back at around 2.30pm or so. So we waited.
We even went out to buy fish (ikan kembung, ikan sardin and ikan bilis tembaga) to steam for all the cats. We came back and I steamed the fish, hoping the aroma would attract Rosie back, but she did not come back. Everyone had a fish feast (well, except Vincent and Tabs who weren’t sure if fish was food).
By 2.30pm, there was still no sign of Rosie.
A search was mounted.
We went all over, asked the neighbours, the guards and I even drove to the back to check at Mr G’s house.
We went onto the roof too. Rosie was nowhere to be found.
By 3.30pm, Connie said she would drive over to help look.
Connie arrived and we continued searching. Husband cycled all around the neighbourhood too – many rounds.
Rosie was nowhere to be found. I started worrying in case she got caught by someone, or was she so weak that she decided to hide and not come home. I also know for a fact that Rosie must be very angry at being caged and being driven to the vet’s for all these procedures and I don’t blame her for not wanting to come back.
But Rosie needs to come back. She’s still not well.
We continued searching.
At around 4.15pm, suddenly Connie saw Rosie!!
It looked like Rosie was coming from the next door’s roof and was now heading towards our roof.
I couldn’t believe my eyes!!!
I rushed upstairs to our bedroom and went to the window. Just then, I saw G-Cuz run on the ledge and down to the garbage compartment. I suspect Rosie’s appearance had something to do with G-Cuz.
Anyway, Rosie was coming towards our windows now.
Calmly and slowly, I coaxed her to come in. She was undecided (cats always do this to you, don’t they?), so she looked around.
It took sometime, but she finally came close enough for me to catch her and I had no choice but to grab her and pull her in.
I caught Rosie!!
I grabbed her and put her back into the cage. Then I went out to tell Connie that the mission had been accomplished.
It had been 7 hours since she last ate, so I quickly offered a bowl of kibble and another bowl which contained Primal, Natural Balance, home-cooked chicken and home-cooked steamed fish. Rosie smelled at it and refused to eat.
I thought I’d boil an egg for her, so I went into the kitchen and when I came out Connie had managed to make Rosie eat!!
I asked Connie what she did. Connie said she just asked Rosie to eat and Rosie ate.
Connie is a miracle-maker.
Rosie almost finished all the steamed fish. All by herself.
Our nightmare is finally over.
Thanks to Connie!
I did make the half-boiled egg but Rosie refused to eat it. So I syringed some into her mouth. Everyone else ate up the half-boiled egg (except Tabs and Pole who thought it wasn’t food).
I can’t believe Rosie finally came back, but am SO glad she did.
As for now, she isn’t coming out of the cage…..
P.S. Did G-Cuz chase Rosie back?