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Old October 9th 16, 02:51 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
dgk
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Default Scooter's great adventure

I was working outside the house after the hurricane passed, putting
back the patio furniture, and I had the glass sliding door from the
Florida room to the yard open. I rarely use that door and never leave
it open, but the sliding screen door was closed. I didn't realize that
it was possible for a cat to walk between the screen door and the
outside glass and then push through at the end. But Scooter figured it
out.

I was inside and noticed Scooter just as he pushed past the end and
into the OUT. Yikes. I calmly slid open the door to get him but
Scooter bolted around the house. FREEDOM AT LAST. I shut the door and
calmly walked after him but he had disappeared. Panic. It's Florida.
There's vegetation everywhere. I poked in bushes, called him, walked
around a few houses. Then Scooter popped back into view, ran back into
my yard, paused at the closed door, and shot around the other side of
the house. I went in, made sure that Nipsy and Baby were in the
bedroom, locked them in there, and left the outside door open.

For an hour I walked around calling him, to no avail. My cousin and
mother were driving around looking for him. The worst part was, his
collar has a tracking device, all my cats have them, left over from my
former house where I let them in the (fenced in) backyard. I had let
the batteries die because they don't go out in Florida, at least not
yet. I am working on getting a cat proof fence around the yard but
haven't done it yet. So I tried the tracker but it found no trace of
him because the batteries were dead. I did just replace them on all
the cats. Actually I had replaced Marlo's when I brought her over to
Mom's so we could find her new hiding places.

So, I know that cats usually are scared and wait somewhere nearby. I
went in, and waited. Half an hour later he walked in the open door.
Adventure over. That was yesterday but I was too busy to write about
it until now. He's lying next to me on the bed as I write this, and
Nipsy is yowling for Temptations. Baby is likely under the bed but is
about due to surface. So all is normal.




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Old October 9th 16, 07:04 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Joy[_3_]
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Default Scooter's great adventure

On 10/8/2016 6:51 PM, dgk wrote:
I was working outside the house after the hurricane passed, putting
back the patio furniture, and I had the glass sliding door from the
Florida room to the yard open. I rarely use that door and never leave
it open, but the sliding screen door was closed. I didn't realize that
it was possible for a cat to walk between the screen door and the
outside glass and then push through at the end. But Scooter figured it
out.

I was inside and noticed Scooter just as he pushed past the end and
into the OUT. Yikes. I calmly slid open the door to get him but
Scooter bolted around the house. FREEDOM AT LAST. I shut the door and
calmly walked after him but he had disappeared. Panic. It's Florida.
There's vegetation everywhere. I poked in bushes, called him, walked
around a few houses. Then Scooter popped back into view, ran back into
my yard, paused at the closed door, and shot around the other side of
the house. I went in, made sure that Nipsy and Baby were in the
bedroom, locked them in there, and left the outside door open.

For an hour I walked around calling him, to no avail. My cousin and
mother were driving around looking for him. The worst part was, his
collar has a tracking device, all my cats have them, left over from my
former house where I let them in the (fenced in) backyard. I had let
the batteries die because they don't go out in Florida, at least not
yet. I am working on getting a cat proof fence around the yard but
haven't done it yet. So I tried the tracker but it found no trace of
him because the batteries were dead. I did just replace them on all
the cats. Actually I had replaced Marlo's when I brought her over to
Mom's so we could find her new hiding places.

So, I know that cats usually are scared and wait somewhere nearby. I
went in, and waited. Half an hour later he walked in the open door.
Adventure over. That was yesterday but I was too busy to write about
it until now. He's lying next to me on the bed as I write this, and
Nipsy is yowling for Temptations. Baby is likely under the bed but is
about due to surface. So all is normal.


Whew! I'm glad he came back in! I wonder if that adventure cured him,
or if he'll try to get out again?

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Old October 18th 16, 11:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
jmcquown[_2_]
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Default Scooter's great adventure

On 10/8/2016 9:51 PM, dgk wrote:
I was working outside the house after the hurricane passed, putting
back the patio furniture, and I had the glass sliding door from the
Florida room to the yard open. I rarely use that door and never leave
it open, but the sliding screen door was closed. I didn't realize that
it was possible for a cat to walk between the screen door and the
outside glass and then push through at the end. But Scooter figured it
out.

I was inside and noticed Scooter just as he pushed past the end and
into the OUT. Yikes. I calmly slid open the door to get him but
Scooter bolted around the house. FREEDOM AT LAST. I shut the door and
calmly walked after him but he had disappeared. Panic. It's Florida.
There's vegetation everywhere. I poked in bushes, called him, walked
around a few houses. Then Scooter popped back into view, ran back into
my yard, paused at the closed door, and shot around the other side of
the house. I went in, made sure that Nipsy and Baby were in the
bedroom, locked them in there, and left the outside door open.

For an hour I walked around calling him, to no avail. My cousin and
mother were driving around looking for him. The worst part was, his
collar has a tracking device, all my cats have them, left over from my
former house where I let them in the (fenced in) backyard. I had let
the batteries die because they don't go out in Florida, at least not
yet. I am working on getting a cat proof fence around the yard but
haven't done it yet. So I tried the tracker but it found no trace of
him because the batteries were dead. I did just replace them on all
the cats. Actually I had replaced Marlo's when I brought her over to
Mom's so we could find her new hiding places.

So, I know that cats usually are scared and wait somewhere nearby. I
went in, and waited. Half an hour later he walked in the open door.
Adventure over. That was yesterday but I was too busy to write about
it until now. He's lying next to me on the bed as I write this, and
Nipsy is yowling for Temptations. Baby is likely under the bed but is
about due to surface. So all is normal.

Late reply but I'm glad things are normal and that you, your cats and
your mom are okay.

Jill
 




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