It was just the night before, I was cuddling my black fluff (Henrique my cat), patting him so that he is comfortable enough that he fell asleep on my lap. I and my sister were sitting on the living room sofa watching our favorite movie on DVD as you can guess from the title, E.T. (the famous phrase "E.T. Phone home" lol). We heard a slam and the light went off. I heard Henrique hiss, and ran to side where our new cat tower was (he sleeps on a block on the cat tower now-a-days).
Going back on Friday, I visited a vet for Henrique's health check. After a check she told me that Henrique was very healthy and that he seemed to have been took good care by some other cats. He is over 2, nearly 3. I told the vet that we took good care of him since the loss of his mother, Aurora.
The vet remembered Aurora (she was an old friend of us whom had took care of our cats for years), she told me that she cried when she know about the tragic happened to Aurora. She was also a person who claims that she knew everything about dogs and cats (she is indeed very professional and very eager about her job), she could answer any questions that we had on Henrique right away. I was not sure if she was joking or what, she thanked us for bringing Aurora there. I chucked and went off, thanked and corrected her for checking up Henrique. Thinking back, I wonder if she could see the spirit of Aurora following us. Henrique seemed quiet that day.
We went to the spot where his mother, Aurora, had the tragic. I squatted down and let Henrique out of his basket. He looked at me, ears standing, raising his tiny eye browses like fur, his yellow and blue eyes became rounded, looking like that he was asking me "Why are we here?" I carried Henrique back home since he seemed to be frozen by wonders. I joke about the situation when I came home and made my sister laugh.
I went to the club (just an empty studio for anyone to practice musical instruments, etc) that night and played music with my friends. No, we are not a band. I like acoustic music always preform (just playing random music from some good old artists) with good friends when we are all free.
They play guitars and a tin ukulele (or a tin foiled mandolin? Not sure what that is called 4 stringed) and I played a Cajón (wooden box drum?) Yes, we have strange instruments lol. We are not professionals, so we might be playing very badly, we only had their wives and my sister as audience once and that was the first and the last time lol (they do not want to come again since we were just "Men Chatting" and not really preforming lol). That night, planned for another "party" next someday month, we fooled around and played for 4 hours, also watched some YouTube on people preforming nice tricks and kicks on old 90's songs in acoustic version. I reached home quite late that night and had slammed myself on the bed and did not dream at all.
Saturday, my sister made breakfast. She fed Henrique as well since she knew that I had been up late the night before. I thought Henrique gave me a morning "kiss", licking my nose area, I guess it was quite early so I did not bother. Moments later, heard Henrique's mew and laughter of my sister from the living room.
My sister was swinging her hula-hoop, while Henrique was jumping around trying to catch the hoop. I was wondering if Henrique just happened to run outside the living room since he was just licking me not long ago. I went out the living room still half asleep and my sister told me that they have been playing around the whole morning, I looked at the clock and it was 11am nearly noon.
I would have asked Henrique if that was true if he knew how to speak with us, I told my sister if Henrique went in my room. She said he was in the living room all the time with her. I went back to my room, there was no trace of any animals or Henrique but saw just a very untidy bed that I slept on.
I went to the table and munched on the cold French toast that my sister made for breakfast earlier that morning and drank some lime tereré (chilled maté with some lime juice) and found that there was fur in my mouth, so I went in the bathroom to clean myself off.
I looked into the mirror and found that there were very thin brownish paw marks around the collar of my night wear I showed my sister the marks and she told me that it could be Henrique's but she swear that he have not been into my room unless I would let him in the night before. No, I was not drunk that night since none of us bought any drinks with alcohol, we brought only a few bottles of water from a hot dog truck and shared them, they were not beer or any alcoholic drinks, just one of them bought a Pepsi.
Going back to the story the night when the lights went off, while I and my sister was watching E.T. I went to the main control box for our electricity and found that an old book had fallen from the shelf beside the box, switching off our house's lights coincidently (the control box is outside our house in a library inside our flat where people donate old books years ago, now only some old books remains but the library is not operating). I switched the switch on again and put the book back to where it was. I found that the old rusty window was opened just enough to a large bird to enter (I meant size not bigger than a lorry but not smaller than a pet parakeet), so 10 inch-ish? So It would not be any raccoons or cats. Also, please note that the window had become rusty and was hard to open or close.
The library is on the floor where my house is, which is above ground level. It would not have been a mouse. Just in case if any mouse can climb up and is heavy enough to make a book sized like an encyclopedia fall offthe shelf, I looked for traces of foot prints or any feathers but there were none, so the chance of any birds or animals would be extremely low in my opinion, so what would have made the book fall?
I have mentioned having a feeling of a cat's "kiss" during a morning, thinking back years ago when Aurora is still "young" she used to get lost leaping of the window of the library (it was not rusty yet since there were people maintaining it), there was a water pipe connecting to the next building, so Aurora would have been using that pipe to get to the ground without falling off from high up.
The pipe now has been re-constructed (we now have underground water pipes) since it has been leaking over the years. So again, there would not have been any chance of any animal climbing up from the pipe since it is not there anymore. Could it be a re-call of the "Young Aurora" (like a spirit reflecting what the living usually does during an era of its life, does anyone have such encounter here anyway?) or the spirit of Aurora coming back?
Whatever the reason was, thinking back I felt very strange with this experience and hope if anyone would have a good idea about this case would be sharing it as a comment.
Sorry that it became unnecessarily long. Obrigado por ler! (Thanks for reading)
Love from São Paulo
PS We have not finished watching E.T. And he did not phone home yet: (