I was off work for a week and a day. When I came back, I searched every day and questioned my coworkers to see if Piggy had been around. All I could learn is that she had only been seen on the first Monday that I missed work – under a car. The weather was terrible the whole time, so it made sense she was sheltering somewhere.
I was back the next week on Tuesday. I looked for her and called for her several times a day – no Piggie. I started to worry, a lot. Did she get hit by a car?
She finally showed up at half five on Thursday, after me panicking for two and a half days!
She had two new big scratches on her nose, which are healing now. Poor girl. She is going to look like a battered old tomcat pretty soon, with the lack of care and not being spayed. Grrr.
Today’s weather was gorgeous. Sunny, warm, calm – just perfect. Of course I went outside for lunch and yes, she came to find me!
Herself on my lap, enjoying the sunshine and the face scratches. I had my boots off, socks off, jeans rolled up to get that lovely sunshine on my furry legs!
Those so-very-narrow pupils tell the story of how sunny it was. So glad to have her back on my lap at lunchtime.
Narrowed pupils, sure, but how about those SOFT eyes in the last one, and the curled paw in the one before! She loves you! You are lovable, of course.
She can be violent when overly happy – typical girl cat! But I kind of love her too. We are friends, for sure. I don’t feel like we have the usual cat-caretaker relationship. Friends, yes.
She looks very contented… happy to have a friendly lap to sit in again.
I missed her, too.
She’s so cute! Is there any chance of adopting her and bringing her home?
No, work is about 30 mins from home – she only just now sits on my lap and doesn’t put up with being picked up for more than a few seconds. Also my boys are indoor only, so trying to introduce an outdoor only cat who also wants all of my attention…recipe for disaster. I can’t afford another one, either.
She’s a beauty, and I’m glad she’s ok . What a worry they can be. Worth it mind you *beams*. Great name too. When I first read the post though I thought your fellow workers were cows – “coworkers” – my brain being slow hahahaha.
– esme tickling Piggie behind the ear from the Cloud
Well, some of them can be cows! Hehehe
Hahahaha. Just turn the udder cheek!
– esme tickled by this upon the Cloud
I’ll have to ruminate on that a bit. I might want to leave them some pats instead!
Can’t you adopt her lol She is cute 🙂
Not feasible. My guys are indoor only, so bringing home a kitty who is outside only wouldn’t work – as she wants to hang out with me. As do my boys.
Good point, I never thought of that.
hey, is there anyone at work who can check on her,a nd maybe give her a little loving ( and maybe some food ) on days you are not at work? Is she getting enough to eat? Hugs
She isn’t underweight – she got next to no food from me today and just hung out for the love. She is also likely pregnant.
Yes I agree she loves you and wants your attention. But I was worried that being outside she may have no one but you feeding her. Thank you for being so grand for her. Hugs
Beautiful Piggy. If she does have kittens, can you get people interested in adopting them? Not an assignment — just an idea.
Of course I would try. Have to find out where she hid them, etc.
She is really beautiful, and what fantastic photos! 🙂
Hummmm I wonder if she is in the family way now!
It is possible. It’s spring and all! She lets me feel her belly so I’ll notice if her milk glands start to swell.
You will! Are there free or low cost vet clinic there? We have coupons from our Humane Societies that help here.
Not really sure. The vet we go to is wonderful for taking in found animals and treating them, while trying to find an owner. If that fails they will put it up for adoption. Someone probably thinks they ‘own’ Piggy, but their version of caring for her properly falls well short of what she deserves.
She seems to be a great lunchtime companion
She surely is. Way better than sitting inside watching TV! Of course she cuts into my reading time. You know how cats, laps and books just can’t all fit together at once!
I did wonder how you managed to read so many books – that is your secret then, lunchtime reading!
Partly! Lunch, morning, evening, weekends… if I wake up in the night I’ve got a book or my iPad on my face to pick right back up.
I choose reading over cleaning, too 🙂
Me too – the cleaning that is – I choose most things over cleaning and tidying – gardening, blogging, reading…………
I hear this weekend is meant to be good! I can’t wait, after the last two days stuck at work looking at the sunshine. My garden needs help!
You’d better find a shed close by for those kittens!
I think I know which shed she sleeps in, but if she feels safe enough to birth there is another story.
Indeed a great way to spend lunchtimes!