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Old December 25th 13, 06:22 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I had turned in for the night and heard a faint, high-pitched meow.

It didn't sound familiar, so my first thought was "it must be Thud."
She' s very quiet, aside from having a room-shaking purr when she's
around Giovanni, so her meow isn't something I'd recognize. It occurred
to me that I hadn't seen her for a while.

I got up, turned on the light, and started looking for Thud. My wife
was watching TV, and thought she hadn't seen Thud for a couple of hours.

I kept calling her, which was perfectly useless because she won't ever
condescend to even look up at me when I'm calling her from three feet
away. I went all over the house, looking under furniture, in closets -
no sign of Thud.

In a panic, I started opening all the doors to the outside, calling her.
If she got out, I'd be in a heap of trouble because she can't be
picked up and normally runs if I get near her. No reflective eyeballs
were in the yard. I returned to the inside and kept looking everywhere.

Then, by a stroke of luck, I walked by my big paper shredder. It has a
4x8" opening so one can reach into the receptacle to remove the shredded
paper. And there, looking up at me through the opening, was Thud!
Apparently she had jumped down into the bin, and didn't feel confident
about getting out.

So, given the captive audience, I gave her a minute or two of head rubs.
I lifted the heavy shredding unit off of the bin, and out jumped Thud,
happy to be free.
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Old December 25th 13, 03:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 12/25/2013 1:22 AM, Art Shapiro wrote:
I had turned in for the night and heard a faint, high-pitched meow.

It didn't sound familiar, so my first thought was "it must be Thud."
She' s very quiet, aside from having a room-shaking purr when she's
around Giovanni, so her meow isn't something I'd recognize. It occurred
to me that I hadn't seen her for a while.

I got up, turned on the light, and started looking for Thud. My wife
was watching TV, and thought she hadn't seen Thud for a couple of hours.

I kept calling her, which was perfectly useless because she won't ever
condescend to even look up at me when I'm calling her from three feet
away. I went all over the house, looking under furniture, in closets -
no sign of Thud.

In a panic, I started opening all the doors to the outside, calling her.
If she got out, I'd be in a heap of trouble because she can't be
picked up and normally runs if I get near her. No reflective eyeballs
were in the yard. I returned to the inside and kept looking everywhere.

Then, by a stroke of luck, I walked by my big paper shredder. It has a
4x8" opening so one can reach into the receptacle to remove the shredded
paper. And there, looking up at me through the opening, was Thud!
Apparently she had jumped down into the bin, and didn't feel confident
about getting out.

So, given the captive audience, I gave her a minute or two of head rubs.
I lifted the heavy shredding unit off of the bin, and out jumped Thud,
happy to be free.


OMG! Funny, but it's a good think you didn't shred Thud! It sounds
like you'll need to be on your toes with her around.

Jill
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Old December 25th 13, 09:53 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Art Shapiro
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On 12/25/2013 12:53 PM, Judith Latham wrote:

Poor thud. So how long do you think she'd been in there? I think in Thud's
eyes you are now chief rescuer.


I doubt it was more than a couple of hours, so no big deal. But I worry
when I lose track of any of the owners.

Unfortunately, in Thud's eyes, I'm just the clown who puts out food and
periodically torments her by trying to give a little affection.

Art



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Old December 26th 13, 07:07 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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"Art Shapiro" wrote in message
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On 12/25/2013 12:53 PM, Judith Latham wrote:

Poor thud. So how long do you think she'd been in there? I think in
Thud's
eyes you are now chief rescuer.


I doubt it was more than a couple of hours, so no big deal. But I worry
when I lose track of any of the owners.

Unfortunately, in Thud's eyes, I'm just the clown who puts out food and
periodically torments her by trying to give a little affection.

Art


Give her time.


--
Joy

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The Rock stands alone
Glowing in the dying sun
Capturing my heart.
-- Australia Haiku by Joy Gaylord


 




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