So I posted Sunday about how my bottle baby cat had been missing. I had first noticed him missing the Thursday after Christmas, but I kept thinking he would show back up and he never did. The weather hasn't been very fun so I had pretty much given up on him showing back up and told my husband that if he came across Rocky in a ditch somewhere dead that he should move him somewhere I wouldn't find him while I was out for a run.
This morning my husband called me at 7am while he was out plowing snow out of our driveway and asked if I wanted to go and pick up Rocky. I was a little confused. Had he just found my cat while he was plowing the driveway? Didn't he remember that I wanted him to move Rocky if he was dead? How had we not seen him in the driveway in the last 12 days?
Well, turns out Rocky is alive and kicking. and this morning at 7am he was in Billings over 20 miles away at work with my mother in law. She had heard mad cat yowling in the back of her truck when she got to work and recognized him by his mustache! We surmised that he must have crawled into the back of her truck on Christmas Eve and rode into Billings with them.
They knew they had a cat in their garage on Christmas but figured it was a town cat and it was up in the rafters and they couldn't see it very well. They had left their garage open hoping the cat would get out. When they didn't see him again they forgot about it. Until today.
So I don't know if he hid in the garage the whole time or if he got out and then recognized her truck and figured if he got in he might get home again. He did, so it worked! He has lost some weight and was a little rattled but was sure happy to see me. I let him ride home curled up on my lap. I tried to get a picture of him for this, but every time I tried he got to close to the camera. He didn't want to let me get too far away I guess.
By my calculations Rocky is on life number 4!
Number 1 was when his mother abandoned him in the driveway with his placenta still attached
number 2, he got ran over by a truck and broke his pelvis
number 3. he went on an adventure in a truck and nearly got stranded in town