The Not-So-Great Escape

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.


31 thoughts on “The Not-So-Great Escape

          1. foguth

            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.

  1. franhunne4u

    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 …

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      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.

  2. databbiesotrouttowne

    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 !! 🙂 ♥

  3. kittiesblue

    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

  4. kittiesblue

    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


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