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Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:02 PM

UPDATE: He's home. That little shittin' cat got out again

He's not much older than the quarantine, so I think he thinks anyone coming over is coming to get him.

Today it was the repairman.

He left the door open to get something from his work van, and BOOM...Maxley fled.

Maxley was at the door when the repairman left, and at the sight of him, fled again.

That little shit is gonna peel years off of my life. YEARS

This time, even though it's gonna be cold tonight, I am not as worried as the last time. He's just spooked. Now it's time for another sleepless night looking for him.

That little shit

UPDATE: He's home, and gives zero fucks that I was worried all night long Zero. He keeps giving me that "what's your problem" look

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Reply UPDATE: He's home. That little shittin' cat got out again (Original post)
Baltimike Nov 2020 OP
Phoenix61 Nov 2020 #1
Laffy Kat Nov 2020 #2
Karadeniz Nov 2020 #3
applegrove Nov 2020 #4
3catwoman3 Nov 2020 #5
CatMor Nov 2020 #6
wnylib Nov 2020 #9
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2020 #7
3catwoman3 Nov 2020 #11
58Sunliner Nov 2020 #8
I_UndergroundPanther Nov 2020 #10
Fla Dem Nov 2020 #12

Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:06 PM

1. They are that aren't they.

Amazing how they can hear a can opening from anywhere in the house. The look on there faces when they realize itís not cat food is hysterical.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:14 PM

2. Oh no!

Put his kitty box outside and go out in the early morning to call for him. A while back my indoor kitty got out and was missing for eleven days. Thankfully, it was during the summer. I found her hiding under a shrub in my side yard very late on the eleventh night. She was too scared to come out to me and could only meow until I extricated her. She lost two pounds which is a lot for a kitty in a short period of time. How she escaped the racoons, foxes, and coyotes I still don't understand. She still makes a run for it from time to time, but then stops in her tracks as she seems to remember, then turns around and runs back in.

Good luck. Keep us posted.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:33 PM

3. I have two cats, both black, who dart out every chance they get. One goes to her favorite grass

Eating spot, I pick her up and carry her back. The other just strolls around, gets returned. I don't know why they get such a charge about escaping their climate controlled house where they're well fed and safe. Maybe they like seeing me rescue them... Constantly!

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Tue Nov 24, 2020, 11:58 PM

4. IN AN EMERGENCY - OPEN CAN OF TUNA AND LEAVE INSIDE THE DOOR. n/t

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:26 AM

5. Fingers crossed for another happy ending...

...very soon.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:33 AM

6. Whenever I have a delivery or repair person coming ..

I put the sweeties in a bedroom and shut the door. Works like a charm.

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Response to CatMor (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 01:45 AM

9. That's what I do, too.

I live on the corner of the 2 busiest streets in town, so kitty has never been outdoors in her life and she's 5 years old. Gives me nightmares to think what might happen to her if she ever got out.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:35 AM

7. I had a cat like that, but it would always stay inside if...

... I heard it hacking up a hairball. "I prefer to do that on the carpet and behind the couch, thank you."

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:56 AM

11. Or down the heat vent, or up in the...

...basement crawl space.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:53 AM

8. I stand outside and bang a plate with a spoon and call them.

They think it's time for food.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 02:44 AM

10. I train my cats to not go outside

Unless the leash and harness is on.

They don't rush the door.

Othello has been taught when the door opens go to my bedroom bathroom and he goes right back there until I tell him it's ok,come on out.

My cat Rustle would come to the threshold of the door but never step beyond the threshold. If I told him go to my room he'd go

And my three other cats I had at the time would go to my bedroom with him until I told them it was ok to come out.

Never had problems with any of my cats bolting out the door.

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Response to Baltimike (Original post)

Wed Nov 25, 2020, 12:25 PM

12. If someone is coming to your house just make sure he's in a room with the door closed.

It sounds as if he knows his way home and will eventfully make his way back. But there's always the chance he could get hurt, hit by a car or maybe someone else takes him in.

My heart was broken when I had my first cat. He stayed in the house, but in the morning he'd want to go out. Rarely out for longer than 1/2 an hour. Would always come back and sit by the back porch screen door. Well one morning he didn't come back before I was ready to leave for work. So I propped open the screen so he could get back on the porch and left a bowl of food and water. I fully expected to come home from work and find him curled up on one of the porch chair. Well he wasn't. For weeks I left that porch door open and at night turned on the porch light. But he never returned. Several months later I was transferred. Had to sell the house and relocate. I felt I was abandoning him. I swear, as I drove away from my house for the last time I saw Spooky sitting on the hillside behind my house. I turned my car around and drove back into the driveway, got out and ran behind the house. He was no where to be seen. Was it him? A ghost? Or my imagination? I'll never know. But I loved that cat. He'd curl up in my lap and sleep on my pillow at the top of my head. I've never forgot him.

So point of story, I've never let another cat out of the house.

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