I was working at my computer the other day, which happens to be in our Florida room, when I noticed that Frankie was excited and interested in something just outside the window. I got up to see what he was looking at and there was the face of a gold cat just inches from Frankie’s face. My first thought was, “Wow, we have another stray in the neighborhood” but it was only a second later that I noticed that the “stray” was Chris.
I opened the door to let him in, of course, but was left wondering how he got out. I checked the catio door and it was shut and no screens were ripped. I then noticed that the back door out of the catio was open a crack. That door is only used when I take the trash out and it has a sliding latch that is difficult to engage sometimes. I guess I just didn’t lock it good enough.
I don’t know how long he was outside but I glad he came back. I also think it is funny how he got Frankie’s attention to get back in the house.
Another fine example of what amazing escape artists cats can be.
We’ve learned that ‘childproof locks’ are not cat proof.
In this case I blame myself but Chris did once defeat the childproof lock under the sink.
Goodness, I hope Purr hasn’t been sneaking onto the Internet and giving away tips!
Chris escaped the first week we brought him home and he hasn’t stopped.
Saphera is the main ‘escape artist’ in our family… and she thinks she’s mom to the cats, so keeps trying to teach them ‘how to’… One of these years, I fully expect her to figure out how to pick locks.
Funny you should mention that. Check out this post. https://badcatchris.com/2013/09/08/chris-the-locksmith/
If you’re interested on seeing Purrseidon’s abilities at opening containers, we set up a motion-activated camera in the bedroom — stored the pet food there with the door shut because she was getting into the kitchen cupboards too easily…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyB0kCdlTOk
She is so funny, and smart too.
Love that little cat burglar., but she’s a challenge to outwit.
UHOH……good thing he returned to the scene of HIS crime!!
I can’t will always return to the scene of his food. 😊
Just kidding here, please, I have nothing against your wife of 19 years who went with you through thick and thin. So this is firmly tongue in cheek!
First she does not want a cat friendly infrastructure in the new home that is specifically acquired for HER garments and robs the cats of their catio …, then she says cats make too much trouble cleaning up, and now – out of nowhere – one cat got out …
If I could just put my thumb on it …
We will be signing papers on the new house today. We actually discussed putting a door in our bedroom to the outside so we can build a catio there but we don’t know if it’s possible and we have to wait until we can save money again. Until then, the cats are going to have to be happy inside.
That was pretty sneaky of Chris!
That is Chris for you.
we had a similar situation with boomer; I was at my parents house, and we were all sitting in the family room chatting; dad looked out the patio door and said, hey, that must be one of boomer’s siblings out there; sure looks like him….it sure did… because it was boomer….we never figured out how he got out there either !! 🙂 ♥
That certainly is similar. Another similar thing happened when Chris was young. https://badcatchris.com/2012/06/19/the-great-escape/
That is a funny story, I am glad Chris is safe.
Thanks. Me too. I don’t like him being outside without me there watching him.
Jailbreak ! You’re a true escape master, Chris ! Purrs
He sure is.
Hunger is very good reason to come back home, but there is so many dangers outside. Chris is so wise, he asked Frankie to tell you he is outside.
Chris is a smartest can I know and you are right about Hunger.
Good thing Frankie saw Chris!
Chris was lucky Frankie was there. I would have gone on assuming he was on the patio.
They are just sneaky and will find any way they can to get out. Sawyer is like Chris. But we think we have now blocked his escape routes. So happy Chris got Frankie’s and your attention. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Thanks. I think he needs to wear a bell or something.
Collar with ID and a bell are a must. Though it won’t keep him in, it will make it easier to find him. With another move on the horizon, I know you’ll be keeping a close watch on him. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
Yes but I worry about one of them getting out in a strange neighborhood. They may not know where home is.
Chris doesn’t miss an opportunity, does he? Very smart kitty
Smartest cat I know.