Say hello to the beautiful miss Sweet Pea! This is her supermodel photo that I took a few months ago.
Sweet Pea is a chunker of a girl with the sweetest personality and disposition. She loves to be petted (until she's had enough and prances away like a princess) and rarely meows. When she does, though, it's a tiny little meow that comes out of that big girl.
Anyway, last week she disappeared for a few days and we were very worried. Sweet Pea is on a very regular routine and comes like clockwork for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. She doesn't miss a meal... as you can see from looking at her. ;)
So after just one day of her not there, her other parking lot mommy told me she was worried, and I agreed. We searched and called for days, even walking through every single bush in the area in case she was hurt and couldn't come to us, but no Pea. I was really thinking the worst.
But then, like a miracle, she showed up last Thursday! Happy happy HAPPY day!
Where could she have gone? We have no idea and she refuses to tell us. She is spayed, so she wasn't out flirting around. My best guess is that she somehow got locked in somewhere and couldn't come, although I have no idea where that would be.
She didn't look like she felt very good, though, and she wasn't eating (she had to be starved after four days of no food!). We were happy she was there, but now we were worried there was something wrong with her.
So Friday and Saturday we kept an eye on her. Brought her deli meat to entice her to eat -- she'd eat that, but had no interest in her regular dry or canned. She didn't physically look like she had anything wrong, but her face just looked miserable and mopey and just like she wasn't feeling good. (That's her mopey face over there on the right. See what I mean?)
But then Sunday morning, I got a text from her other parking lot mommy saying that she was there feeding them breakfast. She asked me to tell her what I thought of Sweet Pea when I went by later in the day. She didn't want to tell me what she thought so that I'd make my own opinion.
I went by to give them lunch (these kitties are lucky and loved!) and there was Pea, just like clockwork. I went over to say hi to her and immediately I saw what her other mommy saw -- she looked way better!
Here is a video of Sweet Pea! I promise my voice isn't normally like that... only when I talk to kitties.
The sparkle was back in her eye, she didn't seem droopy and sad anymore and, best of all, she chowed down on her whole pile of dry food like she had always used to do before!
Whew! We were thinking we'd have to take her to the V-E-T today, but I think that she just had a really bad week last week and now she's better!
All fingers and paws crossed she stays better. I get so worried about these kitties. And Sweet Pea is my favorite one out there right now.
I'll keep you posted! I post more often on Facebook about stuff like this, so if you want more regular updates, make sure you follow there.
What a great way to start the week... with a back-to-normal Sweet Pea! I love my parking lot kitties.