In case you missed it you can catch up here with Chasing Courage…Part 1
When kitty decided to dash into the woods instead of heading inside to his nice warm home with multiple sleeping areas, I may have been a little perturbed. We weren’t quite sure what this was supposed to mean. Did Courage see a little of life on the outside and declare himself an outdoor cat? I didn’t really think so, considering he was hidden up under a building acting terrified, but you never know.
David and the boys tried, to no avail, to track him down in the woods. We gave up for the day and left the outside light on that night in case he decided he wanted to come in. David even made a couple of more attempts after the kids were in bed to see if he could see him moving around in the dark, but he was nowhere to be found.
Everyone was disappointed the Sunday morning when there was still no sign of Courage. We talked about the fact that if kitty decided he wanted to live outdoors, we certainly didn’t want to keep him from being happy. After church and lunch the boys decided to try once more to track him down outside the house.
Track him down they did! He was under another building, this time one that belonged to our neighbor. They heard his faint “meow” as they were calling his name. This time they were sure to be calmer hoping that Courage would take it upon himself to come out. After a little coaxing they managed to retrieve him from under the building. They were so excited and quite proud of themselves. So our prodigal cat came back inside. He immediately went through the house greeting everyone, making sure everyone was there. He couldn’t give enough attention, I’m fairly certain he was apologizing for the confusion. He found his favorite sleeping place and gave himself numerous baths.
Everyone is happy that our Courage is back home. You can read about how we ended up with a cat in the first place right here.