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Monday, January 19, 2009

Prodigal Pookie

When In Doubt, Try The Kitty Treats...

The problem with having indoor cats is those rare occurrences when they manage to get outside. Both came from the animal shelter declawed, so they're at a disadvantage in either fight or flight.

Pookie Cat escaped sometime Friday morning, probably due to Carlos The Unreliable leaving the back door open as he meanders his way through the kitchen renovation.

Due to both cats S.O.P. of holing up in a dark corner when there's strangers making loud bangy noises in their house, I didn't notice her absence until late Friday evening.

The house in in a state of chaos due to the contents of the kitchen stacked in the dining room, and the contents of the master bedroom stacked everywhere else. Lots of nooks & crannies for a cat to disappear into.

It didn't even occur to me to look outside for Pookie until late Saturday night. Betsy Cat is the escape artist. Pookie Cat's urge to go wandering was quelled when she darted outside once during a rainstorm, and she got locked out in the backyard in the mud & damp for several hours. Since then, she's been content to remain indoors. Mostly...

I used my Cat Rattle (patent pending) to lure her out of the underbrush in the far corner of the backyard... She can't resist the call of Kitty Treats rattling around in a jar.

She's back inside, much annoyed with me for not letting her in sooner.