We are having our house painted and, of course, when the painter arrived this morning to pressure wash, Frankie ran out the door. I put my shoes on and went out to look for him as soon as I was done talking to the painter. I found him ten or fifteen minutes later in front of the neighbors house but he went under their car when I approached. Since the car was relatively tall and since he was not very far under it I decided to try to grab him. I reached under the car and got the scruff of his neck and dragged him out. He didn’t resist as I picked him up and carried him to our house.
He didn’t resist at first but by then the painter was pressure washing the house. The pressure washer was running to the left of the door and the guy was spraying to the right of the door. Frankie was not happy about going through the middle of that and made every effort to get away. I held tight, despite the pain, and quickly opened the door and let him jump to safety inside.
Ten minutes later Floki was hiding under our bed and Frankie was on the bed paying very close attention to the noises outside. Chris then joined Frankie on the bed and promptly fell asleep while Frankie kept his ears and eyes on where the noise was coming from.
It seems Chris has almost no fear or anxiety except maybe when his food bowl is empty.
Simon, Seal and Dolly would hide too, but not me and Zoe, we’d have to supervise!
Someone has to make sure they are doing their job correctly. 🙂
Teddy doesn’t like the sound of the pressure washer on the house when the guy does it so he just hides in the basement. It is noisy on siding!!
It sure is. That is what Frankie was listening to in the photo. Not sure why Chris didn’t care.
I feel you, F. Workmen can be terrifying. Also, once there was a bird on my balcony! Yikes.
Love and licks,
I know. You have to worry about bird flew. 😁
We both would hide under the bedcover ! Purrs
We do that when they come for their money. 😁
We’re not fans of workers being around and would hide.
Work can be scary. 🙂
Glad you were able to catch him quickly this time.
Yes, me too. I was lucky.
I don’t think I’d like that noise either! Kitty ears are very sensitive, and a noise like that can almost be painful. I don’t know how Chris was so cool with it.
Chris is not your normal cat.
Poor Frankie. Snoops and Kommando Kitty would both have been hiding somewhere
I’m sure most cats would. Chris is just very different.
That’s a good thing. It would be boring if all cats were the same
Aw, poor scared kitties! Louis Catorze would have run screaming at the workman and rolled all over his machinery, causing the job to take much longer.
Chris used to do that in his youth. We had a plumber under our sink working one day and Chris was on top of him.
Also: Chris looks absolutely enormous in this picture!
Looks can be deceiving. But this time it is not. Chris has packed on a few pounds as he got older.
I hide too, Frankie, all strangers and strange noises do that to me…family too though…MOL😺Clean Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞