Friday, May 9, 2014

lost cat

This poor cat doesn't look so much grumpy as perhaps wary 
but he definitely needed to come in out of the cold. 

In late March I received an email from a frantic Postcrosser anxious about her card that she'd sent more than a month previous. I checked over my messy desk to make sure, but no. She wrote back, saying she'd send me another if I didn't get it. It was taking a long time, but with everything happening in Ukraine, I waited another week or so before writing back that, still, no card. Bless her heart, but she did send another and it arrived just 3 days before the final 60-day expiry date. I thanked her profusely, and then thought no more about it.

This card arrived in my mail on Tuesday and I immediately went from the mailbox to my computer to register. It had already been registered. How could that be?
I searched further and recognized the user name.....

You can clearly see the the cancellation from Ukraine that dates it 20 Feb 14 (200214) 
and the Canadian mark stating it's arrival on 1 May 14 (140501)
Where has this cat been hiding all this time? 
He looks the type who will probably never tell.


  1. When I lived in the States in the 70's, my parents sometimes got a letter from me that had been sent many months previously and obviously it was filled with old news. Getting a postcard from the Ukraine is especially important now. It is good that there is still some normality there.

  2. I've had that happen before with Postcrossing cards. What I wonder about is what has happened when 2 or 3 of my cards go undelivered that I dropped in the mailbox the same day but to different countries.

  3. Wow--what a great treasure this is. How perfectly beautiful--and I love this kitty who looks just exactly like my Sir Brat T. Bone. I still miss my precious little friend.

    Have a lovely day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

  4. that is a great card and a lovely cat. Some of my cards to Eastern European countries are delivered in a week and others take months. Who can fathom the mystery of the post offices.


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