Four days! Four whole days! Can you believe it?
I was relaxing by the window, just enjoying the view, when suddenly I was locked in a car. I had no idea where I was going. I couldn’t get out. I had no room to run. The car was jam-packed with stuff. Stuff!
I cried. I howled. I expressed my unhappiness is so many ways.
The first day was not too bad. It was a relatively short journey. I was so excited when the car stopped. I thought I’d have a chance to escape, but it wasn’t to be. I was locked in a bathroom! A bathroom! You’ve got to be kidding?
No light. No company. Just me, the cold floor tiles, a shower and a toilet. I was given a pillow to lie on, but what was the point? I scratched at the door. I cried some more. Let me out!
Eventually I collapsed from exhaustion.
I saw the sun through the bars on the window the next morning. I hoped to be going home. She was talking to me through the door. Telling me everything was going to be okay. I didn’t believe her.
I was locked in the car once more. I had no idea where we were going or how long it would take. It seemed like forever.
The car stopped. I was manhandled and told to go to the toilet. Excuse me? The indignity! I didn’t need to go, well, I did, but I wasn’t going to urinate on command.
Back in the car. Hours and hours and hours went by. The light began to fade as the sun went down. Again I was dragged out of the car and dumped in a small room. At least it wasn’t a bathroom, I guess.
This time there was a comfy bed. Some nice food, and some milk. I still cried. I still voiced my disapproval. I just wanted to go home. Why was she doing this to me?
Day three and it was back in the car. I was too drained to fight. The heat was unbearable. I was panting like a dog. A dog, of all things! She stopped the car and put a rope around my neck. She took me to a river. I froze. Petrified she was going to drown me in it. I couldn’t move. I didn’t know what to do. The heat! The flies!
I didn’t drown, but I almost wish I had. Back in the car! This time I just hid. I buried myself under all of the stuff. Who cared about the heat? I didn’t want to know.
Another small room as the sun went down. Another bed, but not so comfy. I slid under the covers and curled up tight. I just hoped this would all end soon.
Day four. She was excited. Her voice became shrill. It was painful to hear. She was waffling about how great it was going to be. Great? Locked in a car for days on end? What planet was this being on? This was the furthest thing from great I could think of. How dare she drag me away from home? How dare she keep me from escaping? How dare she even think that I would enjoy this?
The car stopped. “We’re here!” she shrieked.
Where’s ‘here’? What? A house?
My confused mind had been addled by the trip. I no longer knew where I was, what day it was, and I almost forgot who I was.
Four days! Four whole days! It took four days to get here – to my new home.