Frankie’s Misadventure

Frankie escaped again early yesterday morning and did what he always does to keep from getting caught. He headed toward a car,

He knows that if he is near a car, he can duck under it if I come too close.

If there are other cars nearby he can go from car to car with little risk of getting caught.

I decided to just wait him out at home so I let Chris out to wait with me.

I still have to watch Chris but I don’t worry about him because he mostly likes to hang out near the house and eat grass or just chill.

That wasn’t always the case. Chris, after all, invented the hide-under-the-car-technique. Some of you may remember his younger days.

After a short time Frankie returned.

Unfortunately, as soon as I took this photo and put my phone away to catch him, he bolted and hid under a car again.

I put Chris in the house and went inside to wait for him. After a little while. while I was cleaning the litter boxes, I looked out the window and saw him out from under the car and very interested in a nearby tree. Then he jumped into the tree.

I hurried outside hoping I could catch him before he went too hign in the tree.

I couldn’t reach him good enough and forced him higher into the tree.

I went to my shed and found a grabber tool which was the longest thing I could find quickly and returned to the tree. I was barely able to reach Frankie with it and managed to turn him around and forced him out of the tree but he ran several houses away and under another car so I gave up, went home and waited.

He finally came home after being outside for over an hour and then settled into a nice morning nap with Chris and Floki.


45 thoughts on “Frankie’s Misadventure

  1. kittiesblue

    OMC…what a stinker you have. That car game must be instinctual. Mom and Dad have played it with any number of cats. We are happy Frankie came back on his own. Sawyer escaped Saturday morning, and we didn’t know it. His dad just happened to find him outside. The only thing he could have done is go to the upper deck from the catio and then jump into a nearby tree and go down. Another trip to Lowe’s, and we have screened off even more of the upper deck. Absolutely love the photo of the three kitties resting up for their next adventure. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks so much. A couple houses ago Frankie figured out that he can get on the roof from a tree that was close to the house. I think it’s very difficult to escape proof in area from a cat.

  2. databbiesotrouttowne

    chris….what did dad say when ya gave hm de razz berree !! 🙂

    N frankie…dood…be glad dad tried ta get cha outta de tree……it coulda been infezted
    with BURD ~~~~~~~~~~

    🙂 ♥♥

  3. Deziz World

    Kittens Frankie, you be one lucky kitty boy. Mommy would be so worried and sooooooooo mad. The one thing she really doesn’t tolerate is a kitty tryin’ to run away from her. MOL Glad all ended well. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  4. caren gittleman

    oh my! I was worried just reading this, I can imagine how you had to feel. Those boys keep you on your toes for sure!!!!! I would be nervous that one day someone would get in one of the cars and start it 😦 and the tree made me nervous as well (even if that did look like one great climbing tree!)


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