Ginger told me a large chariot had come to the village so I had to check it out didn't I. I even allowed Ginger to come along.
He was right, it was big. Very Big. I could see longlegs carrying sitting things and sleeping places from one of the longlegs homes onto the chariot. I asked Ginger to take a look and see if there was anything to interest us on there but as he moved close the longlegs returned and he ran off. That's no way for a superior to behave really, we should always stay long enough to see if the longlegs wish to stroke us, then decide if we'll allow it.
With him gone I had no choice but to look for myself. After all you never know where there's food though I could smell nothing.
I entered up the large clearway and saw many things stacked up, and towards the back I found one of the long seating places the longlegs use. I was just looking at it when the longlegs returned to bring something else. I thought I might as well watch in comfort and climbed on the long siiting thing. I could see everything and was comfortable......
So comfortable that I fell asleep. My senses were still working of course.
Next thing I new I was woken by a thumping sound and saw the last light disappear as the clearway closed. I wasn't too worried as I see quite well in the dark. Then came a horrible smell as the engine turned on and rumbled, followed by movement. I called out but the longlegs don't have good hearing like us Superiors and no-one came. I settled back on the sitting thing to wait and must have fallen asleep again.
I was woken a second time by the light as the clearway was opened. I shot out past the longlegs who was doing it and heard "What the.." as I flew past him."Hey John. there was a moggy in here."
Moggy? is that the longlegs name for all Superiors I wonder?
From my new vantage point behind a nearby hedge I saw the longlegs start to carry things from the chariot into a new home. It took me a little while to realise I was quite far from home but hat I knew where I was. I wondered if I should climb aboard the chariot again and let them carry me home but I had no way of knowing whether they would and longlegs just don't understand my speech so I couldn't ask.
Nothing for it but a long walk.
It was a long, long walk and I had to dodge many chariots on the way.
It took me some hours and was getting dark when I finally arrived. My pads were quite sore. I saw Ginger and he asked what had happened. I told him I'd been on an adventure what a shame he'd been too scared to share it with me. Then with a flick of my tail I turned and went home.
I jumped in my clearway and saw my 'The Her'. "Oh Oscar" she said, "where have you been? Are you limping my pet?"
"Well of course I'm limping " I told her, " I was kidnapped and only escaped by the skin of my teeth. Or the skin of my pads really." Typically she didn't understand a word I said but she did pick me up for a hug and then seeing my sore pads wiped then down with water and put some nice smelling and soothing cream on them. Then smelling something even nicer...fish..I went to eat before settling down at my 'The Her's' side for a well earned rest and stroke.