Missed Fortune Kitty

When The Boy and I went the California last fall, I bought three tiny fortune kitties in China Town. When I say tiny I mean all three had plenty of elbow room sitting on a quarter together.

Once I got home I set them up on the shelf on my desk in my office. One day, while Obi was showing me how well he doesn’t fit between the monitors and the wall, one of the kitties fell of the shelf. Before I had a chance to react, Obi pounced and scooted the kitty off my desk and onto the floor.

And he’s gone.

The kitty, not my brown kitten.

I can not find that fortune kitty anywhere. I’ve moved the rug. I’ve gotten a flashlight and checked under all the furniture. I’ve swiped the magic toy making stick under everything. And, wherever he is, he got lost in the seconds it took me to save the other two fortune kitties, scold Obi, and crawl under the desk.

So the questions:
Is it bad luck to lose a fortune kitty or do you just lose the luck you would have gotten? And if it is bad luck…whose luck is it?

6 responses to “Missed Fortune Kitty

  1. Maybe it’s stuck in the rug, somehow. Or maybe, instead of swatting it onto the floor, Obi stashed it in a secret compartment in your desk.

    • His magic skills rival his Jedi skills. This actually happened months ago. I thought when I had the rug in the washing machine that I heard the kitty clicking around in there. The rug does have big chenille loops. Oh well. Poor kitty.

      • LOL! Good for you! =D With all the legitimate things we have to worry about in our lives, we sure don’t need to make stuff up, do we? Our whole family is Irish & I was brought up with my Nana’s superstitions…argh!
        It is possible that the kitty went down the washer drain but better that than your kitty drain…lol! I have the same problem with stud backs…they are always coming off & onto the floor. Of course I can’t find them but my five beady-eyed kits can!
        Love your blog btw! ♥

  2. It’s only bad luck if *you* think it is. That’s how superstition works. After all, black cats are bad luck…right? Well if you live in the USA, you’re told they are. You know…meeting that black cat early in the morning. Or driving away a black cat from your property! Or booga, booga, having a black cat turn its back on you. And of course the scariest one of all – walking under a ladder after a black cat has walked underneath it.
    But if you live in the UK, a black cat suddenly appearing on your doorstep is a sign of future prosperity. And the black kitty in any number of Asian countries is so lucky, especially owning a black cat is considered lucky!
    And look at it’s history. In the 18th and 19th century in Northern Europe, a fisherman’s wife would actively seek out a black cat as it was believed it would ensure her husband’s return home safely after a fishing expedition.
    In ancient Egypt, the black cat personified the goddess Bast, and was believed to bring good fortune.
    I wouldn’t worry my pretty head over that lost kitten bringing you bad luck. I’d be more worried about your kitty having bad luck for perhaps swallowing it? That would also explain it’s disappearance.

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