Frankie has developed quite the reputation in our neighborhood for being the escape artist cat. He has escaped many times lately and people are beginning to notice.
The other day, my wife was outside when the mailman came and he asked her, “Are you looking for Frankie again?” She told me the mailman helped her catch Frankie one day. She also said the UPS driver knocks on the door when delivering a package and says “Watch out for Frankie!” when she opens the door.
Frankie escaped last week and disappeared for an hour and a half. I searched the area for him three times without success. On one of those searches, my next door neighbor saw me and asked, “Did Frankie get out again?”
He escaped on Thanksgiving when company arrived. He waited across the street until I got close enough and then bolted across the field like a cheetah until he reached the neighborhood sales office. There he hopped up onto a tree just low enough for me to grab him and carry him home.
My mother is in town so we decided to go out to breakfast with her yesterday, among other things, but Frankie slipped out and disappeared. We waited for him for a while and then ended up eating breakfast at home. He did come back once and I let Chris out hoping that would distract him enough for me to catch him. It didn’t. He again disappeared for about 45 minutes. When he finally returned he walked in the house when I opened the door like nothing had happened.
Frankie reminds me a lot of Chris in his heyday. The main difference is Chris almost always stayed close to home while Frankie goes off to who knows where. My biggest concerns are people that drive like idiots and coyotes. I keep hoping he will slow down like Chris did but there are no signs of that.
Frankie is luckily very easy to notice, because he has such a special color, and very cute face. People learn to know him and help you to find him.
You would think he would be easy to find but every time I go out looking for him I can’t find him.
I’m glad the neighbors know about your escape artist – at least they know him and won’t call animal control, etc. I think they would even help him in a dangerous situation too since they know him. He’s determined to have his way though isn’t he! Thankfully Teddy totally gets the fact that he can’t go out when any of our doors open – he knows he has to be with one of us. Frankie is an independent guy!
Teddy is a good boy. Frankie is a pain in the butt. 🙂
My human had a cat a long time ago that would sometimes storm the door when it opened. She wound up shutting him in a room whenever she had to get the door.
Frankie Hines where you can see him. Usually it is under the table. We often think he’s nowhere around and then we are shocked when he’s running out the door.
We understand the concern, so much can go wrong with a running kitty.
There are so many dangers out there for them. I wish I could just open the door and let him out but I can’t.
We’re glad the neighbors know about Frankie, they could help if needed. Purrs
Yes, everybody is willing to help it seems. Even the pizza guy helped me catch him once.
oh my this makes me sooo nervous! You have your work cut out for you!
Yes, he is not easy.
“Invisible Fence” (that’s the brand name) can also be used for cats. Frankie taking off for parts unknown is a real worry. Is he microchipped ? You are lucky to have such good neighbors and delivery people.
None of our cats are microchipped, unfortunately. I want to have that done, though.
This whole idea of escape is terrifying. Frankie! Don’t you know that home is the best place of all?? Quit scaring your family, buddy.
Love and licks,
He knows that after an hour and a half.
It’s good that others in your neighborhood are keeping an eye out for Frankie and letting you know where he is.
It takes a village with Frankie. 😁
Frankie, Santa is going to bring you coal.
He is definitely on Santa’s naughty list. In fact, he escaped this morning and I am waiting for signs of his return.
Naughty boy! Perhaps he and Louis Catorze have been communicating telepathically and Frankie has learned to teleport.
Frankie’s escapes are almost as good as teleportation.
Dad has a vestibule that is the saving of him as if Rumpy got out he would be long gone. We suggest putting a squirty bottle at the door and not letting Frankie anywhere near
That may help but Frankie is very sneaky.
I had a cat who used to climb the plastic fence I made for her and go outside at night, roaming the yard and the neighbor’s yards all night long. She only came home to eat and even slept outside, and she was a house cat, part Persian. And now I have cats who spend most of their time indoors, although they were born on the streets and lived there most their lives. Every cat has a different approach to life, I guess.
That is for sure. Frankie is always so desperate to go outside but after an hour or an hour and a half he’s ready to come home and nap on the couch. 🙂