Legba’s Amazing Adventure

This morning the alarm went off at 5 AM as usual, and I got out of bed griping about how damn cold it was. The heat was on, too. I looked over at the outside door, and it was standing wide open.

A quick look around the room. The dog was sleeping on the couch. Darwin and Finch were on top of the bookshelves. Legba…


This is Cabell’s giant neurotic cat, who as far as I know has never been outside in his life. Not good. So, I went out into the light rain and 45 degree temps and started calling the cat. Not that he’s likely to come to me, especially when he’s already freaked out. So I went back in and told Robin, and the two of us starting hunting for him.

Robin went out the south door and started calling. I went out the west door, onto the porch. Suddenly there was a striped blur going by toward the north end of the house. I found Robin, and she went around to the east side, while I wandered around the north end of the house calling. Pretty soon Robin called me, because she’d found him in the furnace room (it has a cat door so that Gurgi can get in there), and got him back inside.

Twenty minutes later I was getting ready for work and Legba was yowling at me because I wasn’t petting him enough. He seems to be over the trauma.

Don’t worry, Cabell, we’re actually responsible parents. Your childhood experiences notwithstanding.

2 Responses to “Legba’s Amazing Adventure”

  1. Cabell says:

    Uh huh. I hope you’ve provided him with a metal food dish after all this.

  2. Allen says:

    Actually, we gave him a metal food dish BEFORE this. It didn’t help! He still tried to run away from home!

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