Dobby, you almost got lost today. I am so sorry I didn’t keep a better watch on you. You must have been so lonely and scared out there, in a world you have no clue about.
You usually never leave our home, except when we take you out in our car to the vet’s. You don’t even go out to the stairwells of the building.
I don’t know how long you were gone for…but it could not have been less than a life threatening experience for you.
We looked for you everywhere in the house, and thought you were hiding within some corner like you always do. But when we finally could not find you after a long long search, I decided to look outside. Honestly, I would have never imagined that you would even step out of the door because you never do!
However, to my surprise, I found you in the staircase, 2 stories above our floor, all the way up at the top of the window grid, silent and covered in dirt. I climbed up the grids in my PJs and got you down on my shoulder, but you were still very quiet…and then finally you let out an almost inaudible purr. Really, you must have been so frightened. I am so sorry you had to go through such a terrible experience.
Then I brought you home…so relieved to have found you. I usually don’t give you milk, but today, I warmed up a tiny little cup of milk in the exact same container I used to give you milk in, when I first brought you home 4 years ago. And then I cleaned the dust off your paws, again, just like I did back when you were only a month old.
I won’t let the same happen to you again, Dobby, I promise. Right now, I’m just so glad you’re safe. Sleep well, Dobbs.
Much love, from your sister / mummy / playmate / something warm to cuddle up against when you’re cold or you just feel like it,