We arrived at our house in Lazio Friday evening and spent a few days unpacking the car, knocking down the cobwebs and felling the knee high lawn. Everything is beautifully green after an exceptionally wet spring, there is a lot of blossom on the trees, many wild flowers and the cuckoo is around. The sun shines every day, our white limbs are on display and we are back to our outdoor life.
There had been no sign of the cats for the first few days, despite much calling, though Mario said the Grigio was still being fed at his house but going off until the next meal, so we didn’t see her when we called in as we arrived. Then this morning I saw Grigio walk past the kitchen window, she had plenty to say to us. We were all delighted to see each other and we thought she was pretty smart realising we were back and walking the half mile or so from Marios.
Mid morning Mario arrived and we showed him Grigio but he said that wasn’t the cat living at his house and he hadn’t seen this one for a long time. So we went down to Marios and after some calling Crema appeared, obviously the two names and colours had been confused. Mario insisted we bring Crema back in his car, she wasn’t at all happy and neither was I so I decided to walk back leaving the men in the car with a rampaging cat. Once home Crema took refuge under our car for a while, disappeared, reappeared, spat at her long lost sister and generally took offence. Grigio on the other hand is adorable, still lots to say, following us around in case we take off again and has slipped back into her previous life. She is stretched out beside me on the sofa as I type.
I hope Crema comes round, if she does decide to go back to Marios we will respect her choice but we really want her to stay. We are so happy to see the two kitties alive and well, four days of travelling, four days of waiting and finally we are reunited.