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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

There's Always a First Time

I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later and I just got complacent and careless.

This afternoon as I was about to go out to collect my mail, I hesitated at the door as I checked the weather to see if it was raining hard. There I was, the storm door open just a little when the black flash whizzed by as fast as his three good legs and one arthritic leg could go.

As soon as I realized that Burnie was about to make a run for freedom, I screamed and pulled the door shut. Unfortunately, Burnie was almost halfway through the door. I opened the door a little and pulled him back into the house. I felt terrible all afternoon. I checked him out and he doesn't seem to be hurt.

He spent the rest of the day sleeping which isn't at all unusual. I've never seen a cat sleep as much as he does. I've heard that lions in the wild sleep 20 out of 24 hours a day. Burnie seems to sleep more than that. He only wakes up to eat and check up on Crash and sleep in one of her favorite spots.

He does like to see what's on the other side of a door. In fact, that's how we got him as a kitten. The door was open and he just walked in and made himself at home. I really never thought he'd try to make a run for it. I'm usually very careful, now I'll have to be extra careful.

Maybe I should put a collar with his name and address around his neck in case his next attempt at escape is successful.


Lo said...

So glad you caught him and that he is OK......yes, do put on a collar and tag just to be safe....besides, they look cute in collars.

Snooty Primadona said...

I quit putting collars on my cats when one cat was accidentally hung on a fence for a few days. He survived but had a permanent grin after that.

And, I know what you mean about feeling bad. I've slammed mine in the door a few times, by accident. Thank goodness they have 9 lives!

Staci said...

Cats are sneaky, aren't they? Gotta love them, though.

Pamela said...

I was going to tell a story like Snooty did.
Our cat just kept coming home without the collar.