We sadly lost
our cat of nearly 14yrs today. We were anchored in a small cove with some very strong wind
gusts. I had got up to tie done a couple of things. Slight tangent here, but isn't it alsostrange, that when you are up, everyhting is tied down and silent. No sooner than you are just about to nod off, and some line or chain or what ever, starts to clang in the wind
. Anyway's, the cat was on board and asleep at about 4AM. When I awoke, my guest, whom excitedly got up at 5.30AM to fish
, reported seeing a cat just like mine on the jetty, some 50m(150ft) away. Nah, won't be ours. She wouldn't go near the water
. Well I couldn't find her onboard. We searched everywhere and came to a horrible conclusion that....but....how the ??..... We went ashore and searched and searched. She must be uttlerly terrified of her ordeal. Somehow, she must have got blown off the deck
in one of the huge gusts.
A person lives in the small cove, so I hope the cat will get hungry and lonely enough to come to their house. My wife was in tears and I felt a little upset. I know, she is just a cat, but I kinda got attached after 14yrs.