The walker, Mukda, was so excited so I cycled faster towards her and then I saw the orange object....
"Is this the cat?? Is this the cat??", Mukda asked.
Oh my gosh....!!!
Luckily I did not fall off my bike....I raced into the house, grabbed my phone (for the camera), a can of Monge, a spoon, a bowl and raced out....yes, faster than lightning, I dare say.
It's Willy!! He's back!!!
Makan, makan, makan!! It's Hari Raya!
Aww...Vincent, his old friend, followed me closely and accompanied him as he ate.
Rosie was excited too and had come over.
(Sorry folks, my camera is still in the workshop, so this phone would have to do!)
Grandma Heidi was already on someone's car, right behind me.
Down, girl, down!
I couldn't believe what I am seeing, folks!
Willy is back and looks like our Hari Raya theory is also wrong.
Willy, where were you during the last 4 days??
Were you on a secret mission, somewhere?
Everyone was here to welcome Willy back.
Willy didn't dare cross over to his breakfast spot, so I brought breakfast over for him.
Yes, it looks like Mr G is spending Hari Raya with us. His owner did not come to collect him.
Only Timmy didn't come over as he was busy....guarding his food arsenal.
Duty calls, you know. Timmy is a conscientious staff of the food arsenal. Employee of the Year, you know.
But soon, our joyous and happy homecoming celebration was interrupted when Willy suddenly tensed up...
Uh-oh...it was Mr Zurik.
He must have heard the news from the shrews and he appeared out of nowhere. I thought he had already gone home...
Don't be afraid, Willy. He won't harm you.
Mr Zurik wasted no time in crossing the road over to where Willy was.
Willy thought he should go off to safer grounds.
I shoo-ed Mr Zurik back and Heidi helped by accompanying him over. It reminds of those military escort fighter jets, you know. When they want to force another plane to land, they do this, right?
They are all trained in the military. Mr Zurik is KGB-trained, Heidi is BND (that's German intelligence), and Willy....I am not sure yet. But he could be from MI-6. Hence, the tension between the two (KGB and MI-6). I mean, who is the villain in almost all the James Bond movies, right?
Anyway, I managed to deflect Mr Zurik from his mission.
Willy heads back. Back where?
I was going to tail him this time....to see where his house is.
The BND Agent Heidi followed me...
Willy knew he was being followed, so he stopped for a scratch.
And he decided to go no further than the pavilion.
But Mr Zurik was hot on his trail...not "hot" as in hurriedly hot, but sinisterly hot.
Willy still has a problem here.
These is faeces stuck in his anus.
My first thought was...I know this is going to sound crazy, but I had scheduled Willy for his first vaccination on Monday, and he coincidentally disappeared on Sunday. I think Willy knows he should not be vaccinated for some reason?
Maybe he knows he is not fit enough to be vaccinated yet?
I just learnt this word yesterday - "empath". I learnt it from the episode "Inner Child" in Fringe (a serial about fringe science and the mysterious stuff that our science cannot explain yet). So, this boy in the show was an "empath" (from the word "empathy"). He has a super strong ability to sense anyone's feelings within miles. So he knows what you are up to, at any time. He was able to read a murderer's feelings, so a murder was prevented from happening.
I think cats are empaths. Well, maybe their ability doesn't stretch across miles, but certainly within a reasonable radius.
So Willy knew I well-intentionally wanted to get him vaccinated and I was too dumb to know he's not fit for it yet, so he had to disappear, see? And he comes back on a public holiday so that I cannot haul him to the vet's to be vaccinated because the vet is closed!
Makes perfect sense, doesn't it? Just how smart is a cat, you tell me?
So my Hari Raya theory was wrong. It's this "empath"-vaccination theory now.
You're an empath, aren't you, Willy?
This is the first time I see Willy doing Happy Days!
The Russian was still near.
But our feisty German agent kept him in check.
Are you from MI-6, Willy?
I guess he's not telling...
Soon, the Russian had crept so near, he was just behind the wall.
No worries, because Heidi is on full alert.
уходи, Mr Zurik, уходи!
Good girl, Heidi! I mean, Agent Heidi.
And welcome home, Agent Orange.
We hope your mission had been successful!
I didn't know this - Heidi and Willy are friends and they play!
Well yes, even secret agents get a day off, what's more when it is Hari Raya, right?
I decided there was no way I would know where Willy's headquarters is, so I started heading back home.
And which secret agency are you from, Mr G?
Whatever it is, you've got to give Timmy full marks for doing his duty - guarding the food arsenal!
I do believe my pink bicycle brought me luck!
By the way, the pink bicycle is my birthday present. I turned 50 yesterday! And Willy's return is also a great birthday present for me, though it is one day late. (He got the dates wrong because his mission was in another time zone.)
I also believe Willy spotted me cycling, so he came out from hiding to tell me he is safe! It's the "empath" in him, I'm sure of that.
We humans are just not there yet. So, for me, it's the pink bicycle, folks...don't leave home without it. Pink bicycles make things right.
And a million thanks to everyone who had offered words of comfort when our Agent Orange disappeared into thin air and thanks for praying for his safe return from his "secret mission"!
Selamat Hari Raya!