Thursday, August 27, 2009

Not. Happy.

I phoned my better half this morning. He got home from a business trip away to find that the cat sitter had locked one of the cats out of the house, away from all food and water while we were away. We aren't sure how long she was unable to get inside.

We have a cat door in the security screen, and a glass door behind it. The glass door never gets closed by us, particularly in summer during hot days. She closed the glass door, preventing little Maggie from getting back inside, and locking the two boys inside (thankfully with food, water and litter). She didn't see Maggie, and assumed that Maggie was hiding from her.

We are in the middle of a heat wave. It was in the mid-30s (C) while Maggie didn't have access to drinking water.

I'm just so relieved that Maggie is okay, that Mr TGWTBS got home two days early from his trip, and that I get to see her and give her a big cuddle tomorrow. (I'm going home on a brief visit.)

Not. Happy. My poor little girl.


Milk and Two Sugars said...

:( That's no good at all. I'm so pleased that luck intervened to ensure the little one was all right.

The Girl said...

Thank-you! I gave her extra cuddles this weekend when I was home. She seemed a little traumatised, but will be okay.

Sara said...

Crap, I've just randomly ran into this and another bad story about catsitting. I guess that's pushed me over to the idea of boarding. I was trying to decide.

The Girl said...

Don't let this story put you off! We have found catsitters to be wonderful, this was just an unfortunate incident that happened because one of our cats is special and can escape locked cat doors, and is also extra shy, so the sitter didn't realise that she was outside.
Boarding is good for one cat, but I still wholeheartedly recommend a reputable cat-sitter.