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  #8 New August 13th, 2007 11:01 PM
Well it's been awhile since I've posted anything, but the heat just sucks out the will to live.
It has been brutally hot, well over 100f/36C here in Texas for a couple of days.
And this leads me to the title of my entry.

We have indoor cats, they are good cats, but being cats, they are curious. So I have one of the windows wide open and it seems when I was not watching one of the cats, Romeo, a super sleek and strong panther model found his way OUT!
I came back into the room and he was on the fence outside the window and I tried to get him to come back in, but alas, he's a CAT...needless to say, he was gone in a New York minute.
Well the search began with much worry and the gnashing of teeth.
Several search patterns later, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours later. I was resting, drinking some water at the very window Romeo had escaped from, he came tearing into the house like a streak of black lightning.
There was much relief and happiness.
He stayed in the house the whole next day, pretty much pretending like he did'nt want to come anywhere near the windows. But the 2nd day out, BAMMO, he escaped again.
The pesky critter could not be found. He was GONE. We were really worried because the day was even hotter than the day before.
We searched, we looked, but no cat. No clue.
But alas, we were thinking something bad might have happened, until 4am.
He had been gone for many, many hours, all day and most of the night and he just appeared in the hallway of the house.
He had snuck into my window which I left open just in case he came back.
He, of course, acted like nothing big had happened, but he came back.

So, now we have a major watch on the pesky critter. And he just lounges in the hallway, acting like he's not concerned.

But I know, somewhere in his cat brain...there is a seed, a plan being hatched. I think I need to give him a baseball glove and a baseball.
[Cue the Great Escape movie music]
I think i will call him Hilts, the Cooler King.

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#2 August 14th, 2007 03:26 AM
far-trader Says:
As for walkabouts, my first cat when I was but a boy and dinosaurs still threatened the village was just just a tom, with the very original name of Boots. He was a house cat all winter, very content. But each spring he'd go off and be gone for weeks at a time, checking in now and then for a day or two to begin with. But his wandering got longer until he'd be gone all summer. But he always came back. Until the summer we moved. He was off wandering and we had to leave without him. We heard he came back late that summer though and adopted the neighbours.
#1 August 14th, 2007 03:18 AM
far-trader Says:
Loved it. We had a seal-point siamese cat years back who was an escape artist. Everything would be shut up tight and you figured the cat was in when suddenly there he'd be, climbing on the screen door to be let in. Took forever to figure out how he was getting out. We had one of those sliding screens for an old window upstairs (open the window, expand the screen, set it in the window frame, close the window until it sits on the top of the screen). Seemed pretty secure, but the cat figured out how to grab the corner of the screen frame, pull it in a couple inches and squeeze through. Once out the screen would snap back into the window and he couldn't get in that way and we couldn't tell how he'd got out.

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