Lucy, Grandma's grey cat, regular with daily routines was to
change one spring day, causing a great worry to her mistress.
Lucy's' day began with the saucer of fresh cows' milk and special
cat food - - - - - chicken and turkey. This followed by going
outside to do her business and tour the garden before coming
indoors. She would settle in her favourite chair by the fire in
the kitchen during winter, or recline on the patio soaking up the
sun. The afternoon routine Lucy explored around the home, never
straying far but always back promptly at 4.00pm for her evening
On this particular day all changed when Grandma put down the food
at 4.00pm. There was no sign of Lucy.
Grandma prepared and ate her tea. Half an hour passed and there
was no sign of Lucy. Standing on the patio Grandma called. No
sign of Lucy. Back indoors and continued what she was doing. An
hour passed, still no indication of Lucy appearing. Grandma ate
her tea and still no sign of her beloved cat. Standing on the
patio she called. Still Lucy did not come into view.
Now she began to worry. Putting on her coat Grandma left the
house to search for her beautiful silver grey cat.
All around the estate she looked, calling, 'Lucy, Lucy' but no
cat appeared. After two and a half hours of searching she came
back, tired and anxious, fearing the worst. Possibilities were
endless. Cat catchers were known in the vicinity.
She may have been knocked down by car or even she had gone to
someone else's' home.
Nights were now getting chilly. Grandma decided to hunt out her
hot water bottle from the airing cupboard. The cover was grey.
Pulling open the door and placing her hand on the grey object she
felt it move!
Stepping back she watched aghast as the object stretched and
It was Lucy!
She picked up the bundle of fluff and gave a cuddle.
"You poor thing. Must have crept up and I didn't notice you when
I closed the door after putting my ironing away".
Gently she carried her down-stairs and put her on the kitchen
floor Grandma watched as a ravenous Lucy made a bee-line towards
her food dishes to eat a very late tea.
Re-united, Grandma and Lucy were happy and content.
Lucy and Grandma went up to bed where Lucy
Once Lucy had finished she followed Grandma upstairs to bed.
Together they settled down and Lucy serenaded her mistress to
sleep with purring.
© miss mary 2005