I dont need to scout ahead, of course. Cats are never lost. When they dont know exactly where they are, its the world thats gone wrong, not them. They sit down and wait for it to right itself, expressing their disapproval at the shoddy management of things with a meaningful flick of their ears and tail.
I did need to get away from the other two.
Youd think itd be different. I mean, didnt I just come to rescue them, show them the truth of whats going on? Didnt I just escape from the afterlife to get back to them? Yes, but...that shark is amazingly irritating. And the constant snark from the rabbit is almost as bad.
A "thank you" would not have gone amiss, either, truth be told. But of course, they dont remember anything else, so they dont know what theyre supposed to be grateful for. Which is more irritating than anything else put together.
Friends, yes, I can freely admit that now. But occasionally, to preserve their good will and have peace and all that, a cat must walk alone.
There, Im feeling better now. Ill just head back, collect them, and well –
Now where have they gone?