The Cats and the Contractors

Today I had the day off from work and we had two contractors scheduled for the same time. The plumber arrived first and all three cats were on the patio at the same time so I just slipped the cover on the cat door so they couldn’t come inside. Chris was actually the good cat this time while Frankie and Puck were desperate to come inside.

I was a little surprised Puck was desperate to get inside a house with a stranger in it but I understood that under the bed was where he was comfortable riding out the “stranger” storm. Of course, getting to the bed meant going right past the big, bad plumber. Frankie didn’t surprise me. He is a pain when he wants to go out and a pain when he wants to come in.

I thought the desperation in both cats was worth getting on video so I quickly opened the slider, stepped out and closed it again. Unfortunately I wasn’t fast enough and Puck slipped past me and into the house, bumping his head on the door as he went in. I felt bad about that but it didn’t slow him down in his effort to get UTB.

I did manage to capture Frankie’s desperate attempt to get in the house while Chris lied on the ground and watched his craziness.

Our cat Frankie

Our cat Chris

Our cat Frankie

As soon as the plumber left I let them back in the house. Five minutes later, two guys showed up to replace our living room window, which the lawn guy chipped several months ago. Puck was still under the bed so I picked up Chris and Frankie and put them in the bedroom and shut the door. After about fifteen minutes of loud banging, they were done and life was back to normal.

What do you do with your pets when a stranger comes to your house?

10 thoughts on “The Cats and the Contractors

  1. Cody-Cat Chat (@CatChatCaren)

    Frankie is one determined kitty!! He is also quite smart. I watched him look from the door to the window, trying to figure out a way in! Cody LOVES people (whereas my Angel Bobo did not), Bobo would hide under the bed. When workmen or anyone comes here, Cody sits right by them snoopervising.

  2. Summer

    Binga and I are not scared of strangers at all – in fact, we always want to supervise them! Boodie sometimes hides somewhere, but sometimes she’s napping and can’t be bothered to get up.

    Sparkle wasn’t scared, but she always had to orchestrate a grand entrance a little while after the people showed up.

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks. I think we are both lucky. My wife and I used to take care of nine cats for a neighbor whenever she went away. Seven of them were impossible to find, one would watch us from a distance and only one would come to us for attention.


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