Return of the Max, Return of the Max......that's what I've been singing all day!
I know Mark Morrison's song is Return of the MACK but I've been singing MAX instead...why? I'm sure you've guessed....
Max the cat returned last night!
Hooray, hoorah, celebrations, hip hip hooray!
SO this is what happened...
As Max had gone AWOL, I could hardly sleep at all last night. I managed to doze off for a bit then awoke at 2.30am. I got up to make a drink and thought I'd check outside for Max. I opened the door and a few seconds later, Max appeared, no worse for wear, in fact as bright and breezy as he'd ever been. My exclamations of relief woke Chris up and I heard him say in disbelief, 'Is he back?' I said 'Yes unless I'm dreaming'.
Of course we were all awake by then, so, after lots of cuddles with the Rascal Max, I opened a tin of tuna which I shared between Max and Spencer whilst Chris and I had a cup of tea and both breathed a deep sigh of relief...
I managed to get some sleep then knowing our little family was all safe and sound and tucked up in Harvey J.
In the morning, I keep thinking I was dreaming and at any moment I was going to wake up and say to Chris, 'I had a dream where Max came back'.
But he WAS really back and we were both thrilled. I know cats go for a wander sometimes but Max had been gone for 30 hours and in the middle of the French countryside in relatively unknown territory. I will never know where he had been all that time but although he was fine, he certainly kept close by all day. In fact he followed me around most of the day apart from a long sleep above the cab.
|Max having a long snooze above the cab|
I took lots of photos of him today as I was so happy to see him. Elated is more the word.
It's made me realise how much Max means to me and how precious he is.
|Max loves to find something to sit on...in this case an old piece of wood.|
|Following me into the cottage|
|And then following me out!|
|Even the two boys seemed particularly close today.|
|So pleased to have my little Max back|
|One of his favourite places....these metal sheets warm up from the sun and Max loves it!|
From now on, I'm fetching Max in before it gets dark and I'm keeping an extra close eye on him......I don't want to go through that again!
Do you have any stories of pets that have gone missing then happily returned? I'd love to hear them.
Thanks for popping by,