Photo Friday: The Great Outdoors


Chris loves going outside and sometimes he is just downright annoying about asking to go out. The other day I gave in to his demands and let him out.

When I let him out, it is usually for just five or ten minutes while I stand there and watch him. Sometimes he runs out the door when I come home, despite my best efforts to contain him, and I just give him a few minutes before retrieve him.

When he goes outside he usually just eats grass for the first few minutes, unless a lizard crosses his path. I have heard that cats eat grass when they are not feeling good but Chris always wants to eat grass. I hope that doesn’t mean he always feels bad. He sure does not act like he’s sick.

Our cat Chris outside in our back yard.

Chris enjoying the great outdoors.

Bad Cat Chris eating grass

Mmmm. Good grass.

Bad Cat Chris smelling basil plant.

What happened to the catnip plant? (Note: my plants are not always in disarray)

After Chris was outside, I noticed Puck inside watching him. I felt bad but it is difficult watching two cats at once.

Our cat Puck wanting to join Chris outside

What about me?

Finally I couldn’t take that sad look anymore so I let Puck outside too.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck outside.

Hi Puck. Glad you could make it.

Let me show you around. This is our neighbors door. I think we can find trouble here.

Let me show you around. This is our neighbors door. I think we can find trouble here.

Bad Cat Chris and Puck outside.

I don’t know about trouble, Chris, but I found either poop or charcoal briquettes.

Letting Puck out proved to be a bad decision because when it was time to go in, he was the bad cat this time. Whenever I tried to pick him up, he would run off to a different location. I must have looked pretty funny chasing him around the yard.

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15 thoughts on “Photo Friday: The Great Outdoors

  1. Kitties Blue

    When one of us gets out that is not allowed to go out, Mom goes weirdo crazy! And we will not come until we’re darn good and ready. She can chase us around the yard for hours if she wants. We bolt when she gets close. Even the promise of treats doesn’t work. She thought she had let Lisbeth out by mistake yesterday, so kept calling and searching for her. Lisbeth was in the house the entire time. MOL! We get a kick out of her making a fool of herself. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Chris and Puck also wait until I am close and then bolt away. You cats must learn that in cat school or something. Here is a good example from our previous home.

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  2. Colleen

    Wow, good to see the boys out !!! and it looks like you didn’t contact Colleen for adavice on “getting outdoor cats in…” – I must admit I had to “Chuck”le seeing you going after him… you just get a chair and a cool drink, sit outside near the door in and WAIT…
    tip: don’t ever let them out when you have someplace to go !

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  3. Lidia

    We always have problems getting Suki and Hiro inside when they are on the balcony. Once you got one cat in, you have to get the other cat in, which results in the other cat going out again! Suki wants to stay outside so badly, she often growls and hisses. The video made me laugh! 🙂 Nice one.

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      You are right. It is difficult to get one cat in without the other one getting out. Chris has gotten very good at slipping past me and out the door which is why I wanted to put Puck in first.

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  4. Charles Huss Post author

    Reblogged this on Bad Cat Chris and commented:

    Our last house was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, Puck doesn’t go outside anymore because he is easily frightened. This area is not enclosed and I don’t want to lose him. I tried the harness but he freaked out before leaving the house.

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  5. pilch92

    Phoebe loves to eat cat grass ( indoors) all the time and I often wonder if she always has an upset tummy too.

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