I am so relieved! I can breathe again! Gracie was gone for two days and I was beside myself with worry. Greta comes in the house all the time so I decided late last week that Gracie should come in,too. For the first two days she hid behind a cupboard and on Saturday morning I was holding the door open for Hazel and Gracie bolted! I have looked absolutely everywhere on the farm for two solid days with just time off to go to church.
On Sunday afternoon Finn and Ivy were here and they were very “interested” out in the woodshed. Could it be Gracie behind those stacks of firewood? I called and called, even went out late last night without the dogs so I could maybe hear her cry. Nothing.
This morning I came out of the quilt shop and Gracie sauntered out of the hydrangeas! I couldn’t believe my eyes – I yelled “she’s baaackk!!” She’s got a little ouchy on her back but otherwise is fine.
Wish she could tell me where she’s been for 2+ days.
I’ve gotten absolutely nothing done since Gracie’s been missing. This morning I’ve been cleaning but now I think I need to stay close to Gracie in the quilt shop. I won’t be moving her back to the house any time soon. Like Rick said, she’ll let us know when she wants to come in.
Just a quick note about church yesterday – it was a full house with many little kids of pre-k through elementary age who come up front for the children’s sermon and that doesn’t count the babies, toddlers, older kids and teenagers. We must be the envy of churches across North Iowa – an active church with many many young families and a beloved pastor. We have him to thank for our very active church and a congregation willing to step up and help where they can. “It takes a village” has never been so clear to me.