10/30/09

Bit Kitty? A Witch's Cat?

Last week was all about me being in a kind of surreal frenzy. The following is the real scare factor I left out but promised to share.

I have two cats. A proud and sleek black one named Kuda who almost never misbehaves and is usually where he belongs. And the other, the larger than life amber-eyed devil, named Bit Kitty.

That big boy disappeared last week. Yep, Bit Kitty, who is mostly right where he should be—beside me as I write, in the kitchen begging for food or on the porch relaxing—was gone. I couldn’t find him anywhere.

Night fell and no Bit Kitty. I half expected him to jump up on the windowsill waiting for me to let him in. I kept watching for him. I kept calling him. I searched the neighborhood with a flashlight. No Bit Kitty.

I’d heard all the scary Halloween tales about cults stealing cats close to October 31 for horrible sacrifices. Oh no! My mind reeled with the possibility. But he’s not a black cat, he’s tawny and white, I thought. Doesn’t matter. I fell into a myriad of frenzies over what could have happened to him. A big dog got to him, maybe he’s injured and can’t get home or worse... you know the kind of thoughts I mean.

I was in the last phase of preparing one of my manuscripts for a requested submission, and this happened. I couldn’t think of anything but my cat. I sat by the window wringing my hands. Yet, I’d done all I could for that night.

I took a deep breath and practiced some of the relaxation techniques I’d learned. I even pictured Bit Kitty surrounded in protective light (too much paranormal writing, I know). I saw him safe. And continued to see a vision of him safe and warm. But why didn’t he come home? My logic crept in. I pushed it under. Calmer now, I kept my sense that he was fine. I finished my submission. I sent it in that very night.

Morning dawned warm and sunny. My friend helped me make lost cat flyers. (So hard to do.) We scoured the neighborhood with the flyers in hand. All the while, I thought about Bit Kitty. Where was he?

I got an instinct to search for him in a certain place. I looked through yards and under porches, calling his name as I went. Suddenly, I thought I heard a faint meow. I’d just looked under a porch. There it was again that faint mew. I stood up and faced directly toward the home next door.

Through the glass of an abandoned empty house, I saw my Bit Kitty sitting inside in a window. He looked scared and seemed to beg for my help. He’d gone exploring as cats sometimes do and got himself trapped inside that house. He couldn’t come to me when I called because he couldn’t find his way out. With little effort, I got inside and rescued my cat.

Another Happy Ending.

So is there a psychic connection between my cat and me? Was he calling out for me to come save him? I don’t know. But one thing is certain. I do feel a strong bond with Bit Kitty. If I ever decide to become a witch, he’d make a damn perfect witch’s cat!

HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!

Kaye

11 comments:

Helen Hardt said...

I'm so glad he's okay, Kaye! I truly believe in a psychic connection with pets. I had a dog once who I swear knew me better than I knew myself. He came to me whenever I was down. Unfortunately, he's gone now, and I still miss him.

Catherine Bybee said...

Ahhhh.... How amazing is that?

Shelley Munro said...

I like stories with happy endings. I glad your kitty is safe and sound.

Debs said...

How terrifying for you. I'm so relieved you did find him, and he was safe and well.

I do believe in psychic connections, but only because of past experiences, so I can't really ignore them even if I wanted to.

Cari Quinn said...

So happy you found Bit Kitty, Kaye! My cat Fozzie disappeared a couple times and I was absolutely beside myself. They become so much more than pets...they truly are members of the family. Great story...and what a HEA!

Happy Halloween! :)

Kaye Manro said...

Helen-- yes, I understand the connection with our pets well, and we will always miss them so much when they leave us.

Thanks Catherine. It was amazing to sense him at a certain place and there he was!

Shelley-- I love happy ending stories too. I'm so glad my kitty is home safe and sound.

Debs-- It was terrifying. I'm still overprotective since that happened. And yes, I do believe in psychic connections too.

Cari-- I agree our pets are like members of the family. And we get that panic feeling when we can't find them.

Thanks to everyone for caring.

Now go and have a wonderful and Happy Halloween!!

Be sure to check out all the great Paranormal Flash Fiction stories at Lindsay's Romantics!

Kamie Myles said...

I am so glad you found your kitty. I beleive in psychic connections too. I can tell when my BF is going to call... not so spooky, it seems natural for us.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Dianne said...

I'm so glad you found your Little Bit. It's so hard to lose a pet.

Christina Phillips said...

I'm so glad you found your Bit Kitty, Kaye. It's awful when pets go missing.

Kaye Manro said...

Thanks to Kamie, Dianne and Christina for the well wishing comments!

Bit Kitty is now safe and I hope he stays that way for a long time to come!

Thanks to all who stopped by.
K

Linda Banche said...

I'm so glad you cat is OK. Good thing you went looking for him, because he couldn't come home by himself.