Frankie the Red-Nosed Bad Cat

The day after my post about Frankie’s notoriety for being an escape artist was published, he escaped again. Monday morning, as my wife was about to leave for work, she realized it was cool outside and popped her head in the door and asked me to get her jacket. I did not see Frankie anywhere near the door so I handed the jacket out to her but at the same time Frankie ran out the door.

He disappeared for quite awhile. I started by setting a timer for ten minutes. When it went off I would go outside to see if I could see him. I would then come back into the house and set the timer for another ten minutes. Fortunately I was working from home on Monday because it was about an hour or so before Frankie showed up with a dirty, red nose.

I don’t know what happened but I tried to clean the blood off his nose but he would not let me. It must have hurt him. I had to settle for dabbing a little bit of antibacterial cream on it.

I thought getting hurt outside would dampen his desire to get out for awhile but that was not the case. We were going out for dinner with my mother that same day and Frankie got out again. Since we had reservations we couldn’t wait for Frankie to come home on his schedule so I asked my wife to help round him up.

He led us on quite a chase and I hurt my finger trying to grab him. I missed him but caught a brick wall. We finally caught up to him when he hid under a pickup truck. I have been hesitant in the past to pull him out from under vehicals because he cut me pretty bad the first time I tried that but this time I was done playing his game and reached under the truck, grabbed him by the scruff and pulled him out.

I think he knew he was in trouble because he did not resist when I pulled him out and he did not try to jump out of my arms the entire walk home. Normally, if I pick him up during our walks he gives me a very hard time.

Hopefully he will think twice about hiding under cars next time he gets out.


27 thoughts on “Frankie the Red-Nosed Bad Cat

  1. onespoiledcat

    I have to say I’m SOOO happy that Teddy doesn’t do the escape artist thing. We have stopped using the harness and leash when he goes out but I think the “training” of where our yard is and where he should stay did the trick. He runs like a wild man everywhere but does NOT leave our property. He’s content just to be out but of course we are ALWAYS with him!!! I’m so sorry his nose got injured – and that you have had to worry about him being “out and about” .


  2. KDKH

    A cat’s gotta do what a cat’s gotta do. Good luck with Frankie, and I hope his nose heals up soon. It’s scary to think that they can get hurt outside so many ways. Fingers crossed he stays out of trouble!

      1. KDKH

        Our cats were always trying to escape out any door and were quite fast and clever about it. Eventually we put a cat fence on the back yard fencing and a dog door so they could go I. The back yard, but not leave the yard. They stopped lunging for the other doors. We had to help them achieve their wed to be outdoors. Some cats don’t care; others can’t live without it.

  3. Feral cats' videos

    Perhaps fought with another cat. A territorial dispute.
    This is why I hate living in a building. If I had a home, the yard would be mine, and I’d build a cat proof fence around it, so my cats will be safe while roaming. I can’t keep them indoors. They were born and raised on the streets.


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