We let our cats outside again on Sunday for some backyard fun. This time nobody caught a lizard and Frankie did not get on the roof (although he came close), but there was trouble nonetheless.
Both Frankie and Chris went through the fence to the property next door and the both came back on their own but then Frankie went through the fence again and led me on a drawn out chase like last week. During these chases, I have discovered that Frankie tires a lot faster than I do and then I think that I can just wait until he is too tired to run and then scoop him up, but it is not that easy. This is because Frankie has discovered a trick from Chris’s old playbook. He crawls under cars where I can’t reach him. He did that last week and he did it again on Sunday.
At one point I noticed that he was panting very hard and I worried he would overheat. I was also tired of playing his game so I made a decision that I regret. When I saw that he was close enough to me, I decided to grab him and pull him out from under the car. I knew it would upset him but I thought it would be quick and he would get over it. I didn’t realize how much fight he had in him and I only managed to scare him and piss him off. After that I was his mortal enemy which made me feel like a real jerk. You can watch what happened at the 9:45 mark on the video.
When I was finally able to bring Frankie inside, the first thing Rose said to me was “No More! I’m not doing this again!” Apparently, while Frankie was playing hide-and-seek with me, Chris and Puck were playing hard-to-get with Rose. Perhaps if we do let them out again, I will have to put the leash back on Frankie.
Fortunately, since that incident, Frankie has forgiven me and we are now friends again.
Yep, it definitely sounds like Frankie needs to be on a leash when outside. Better for him and you.
Yes, I was hoping he would be happy chasing lizards in the back yard.
Mes has 1 word! Supersoaker!!!
Honest. Mommy and Daddy has one of those ones that goes for a zillion feets and uses water aversion to keeps us in line (it also gets us out from under the cars)
That is a great idea. I think a small squirt gun would be adequate for the job. I could carry it like a concealed weapon. 🙂
Frankie got you good! I’m always on a leash when I go outside, and I don’t mind it at all.
I just hate putting the harness on Frankie. He puts up quite a fight.
Maybe you need to change the name of the blog to Bad Cat Frankie instead of Chris 🙂
I know but I already had t-shirts printed. 🙂
Oh dear!!! Someone is in trouble 😦
Someone is always in trouble. 🙂
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Here is a post from April of 2015 for Throwback Thursday. This must be the point when I decided Frankie needed to be on a harness and leash when bringing him outside.