Where’s Maggie – The Movie:
When my cats aren’t happy, I’m not happy. Not because I care about their mood but because I know they’re just sitting there thinking up ways to get even. – Percy Bysshe Shelley
After a week of no responses, my sister laid claim to her. She WAS adorable. Sis named her Maggie. She was moving, so I agreed to keep her until she got settled.
The move took longer than planned, so Maggie and I became friends. I kept my sis in mind as I trained and loved on “The Maggs”, and was glad I would have visitation rights after she left my care.
Where’s Maggie? On An Adventure
The day came when Maggie went to live with my sister and her dog Boomer. They got along well. Each morning, Sis would let Maggie out for her morning romp and then let her back in before she headed to work.
However, one morning Maggie was not at the door. All of us were concerned and canvassed the neighborhood for Maggie. Neighbors reported “Maggie sightings”, but my sister’s work schedule and Maggie’s had gotten out of sync. “Where’s Maggie?” was the constant question.
A Safe Return
We call Maggie our Facebook Cat . Instead of chasing or other normal playtime antics, she likes to “poke” the other cats, then run. Her other kitty attributes include:
- Staring. She studies the situation and you, observing and collecting data for future use. It’s both cute and creepy.
- She is busy unless she is sleeping. Climbing, exploring bags, boxes and holes. If you are not at the door to let her in the minute she arrives, she is off on another adventure.
Rather than meow, she growls. She growls at the door until it opens, growls when we pick her up and growls to protect her food. But it is a cute growl. A “hard to take serious” growl.
- She is quiet. In fact, she is so quiet, it is phantom like. She just appears, then disappears.
- She hides. After nine years we have found most of her spots, and can discern a bit of a pattern, yet there are times when she manages to evade our seeking efforts. Outdoors, her coloring is quite effective as camouflage cover.
- She is not a talker. When she does meow it is tiny and cute, yet demanding. This usually involves food or some kind of protest – accompanied by a that cute growl.