Gifts From the Cat-Sitter and a Forgotten Bad cat

While we were on vacation we had two cat-sitters watching our boys. Lynn did a great job keeping us updated with texts and photos (see here) and Nancy was nice enough to bring gifts for the cats. Unfortunately, one of Nancy’s cats recently passed away and the other is not very healthy and does not use the items she brought over.

One of the items was a nice cat perch that I see the cats lying on now more than our other two small perches.

Bad Cat Chris on cat perch

Next is a cat tunnel that everyone loves.

cat tunnel cat tunnel cat tunnel

Finally she brought a nice scratching post. I will let Chris describe his feelings about that.

cat scratching post

Our patio suddenly became too crowded so we decided to give Rose’s sister, Felice, the scratching post, one of our perches and a couple of other items. She said she could use them at the vet’s office where she works.

I started to bring the items outside on Saturday so I could put them in the car but the first time I opened the door, Chris came out of nowhere and zoomed out the door. I put down what I had and decided to leave Chris outside until I finished. He usually stays close and eats grass. I thought leaving him alone for two minutes would be easier that fighting with him every time I wanted to go out or come in.

Chris eating grass

Sorry about the quality


After I finished bringing the cat stuff outside as well as the garbage, I went back in and waited for Rose. She was involved in something, I don’t remember what, but it was probably another half-hour before we were ready to leave. When I walked outside I saw Chris lying there outside the door. I had completely forgotten he was outside. If he had wandered off, there was a chance we would not have known he was gone for several hours. I feel like such a bad parent.

We often do a cat count before we leave, mostly because they get into closets, so Rose probably would have discovered him missing but it is still a scary thought.

13 thoughts on “Gifts From the Cat-Sitter and a Forgotten Bad cat

  1. onespoiledcat

    Sam wants outside so frequently during the day I have to be careful about forgetting he’s out there. Almost ALWAYS I’m out there with him but if I’m in the middle of something I’ll let him out on the front porch…….then when I return he’s ALWAYS right there. I trust him – it’s ME I don’t trust!!! LOL What GREAT presents your “sitters” gave to the crew! Very kind….

    Pam (and Sam)

  2. Deziz World

    Glad yous saw Chris afur yous left and weez glad hims didn’t wander off. Weez not door dashers and never go outside wiffout our hawrness or our stwoller, but weez also not have any gween gwass outside. Stead weez have weeds on weeds wiff more weeds. MOL Dat was weally sweet of yous cat sitter to bwing over unneeded toys.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi


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