Cool cat...

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
June 21, 2011 6:19pm CST
So we have these three little foster kittens. Two are old enough to go in to the clinic for neutering, and then up for adoption, the third is smaller. The two older ones have the run of the house, and the younger one, a gorgeous tabby, is very spooked, so he gets brought out and held, but he's staying the bathroom when we can't watch him. Anyway, of the two older kittens, a fluffy gray one and a shorthair black one, the black one is really hyper and is into everything. The gray one is very placid, except where it comes to food. Often, when I open the refrigerator door, there they are climbing on in. I get what I want, move the kitten, and close the door. Yesterday morning I was in a hurry and was getting fruit to pack in my lunch. I went to get something else, and I heard this meowing. Muffled. I looked around, and saw two of the cats sniffing around the refrigerator. Dearra opened the door, and there was the black kitty, slightly chilled and very happy to get out. I hadn't even seen him go in. Yikes.
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• United States
22 Jun 11
Awww how funny and cute! I'm glad the kitty got out. I've had that happen before when a kitty got into the fridge unseen. Glad it wasn't the freezer!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Yeah that could be really bad....
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• United States
22 Jun 11
Yeah it could be.. I doubt that 9 lives would be in effect if accidentally closed up in a freezer! Yowwwww!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Not for long, no.
@hdc4free (264)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Awww that is so cute, I'm glad he's ok! My cats haven't tried to get in the fridge yet, but they sure love to lay on top of it. I used to have a cat who was always trying to get in the clothes dryer, now that was a scary time when I turned the dryer on and didn't see her, I heard this thumping sound, opened the door and the poor girl flew out of there! Silly cats!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Oh, poor baby!
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• United States
22 Jun 11
I've had a kitty get into the drier before too, but never turned it on... I saw it there and took it out.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
yeah me too
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
21 Jun 11
Wow, that sounds like what my dogs do, except they don't get stuck in a refrigerator, (they are too big to fit in for one) but they get locked in the bedroom..See, the laundry room is off the main bedroom and when I do my laundry like today, at least one dog will get locked in. Today it was Penny, and Ciara was in the hall, wining at my door, and when I opened it, there was Penny..lol
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jun 11
in out in out in out lol
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• United States
22 Jun 11
Just like kids...
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• United States
21 Jun 11
That must have been the cutest thing to see. I know my tow are always after fish or shrimps they can smell in the fridge. so they try to get in the fridge.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jun 11
It was, but I'm just glad we found him right away, and it wasn't one of those days when we all leave at the same time.
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
22 Jun 11
I have a bottom freezer so they are not usually in a place to get in the fridge. I am glad you found your little one before he became a catsicle or worse. I do sing to my cats as I hold the door open. "The cats come in, the cats go out, the cats have whiskers on their snouts." They seem to like it and know it is about them.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
I love it! :D
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@GardenGerty (102616)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Second verse: The cats go out, the cats come in, the cats have whiskers on their chins." Can you tell I once taught preschool, where you sing about every part of your day, everything you do and everywhere you go?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
@Memnon (2173)
26 Jun 11
They are very good at getting into strange and peculiar places. We have an adult cat, Axel, who we adopted late last year from the RSPCA. Since getting a new bed we have noticed that the storage drawers are often left open. We quietly muttered to ourselves that we couldn't understand why each other were leaving them open. One morning I opened a drawer to find Axel leap out. Throughout the day he opens them as he sees fit, to kip on the laundry.....
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Jun 11
smart cat lol
@Memnon (2173)
27 Jun 11
Axel - Axel in bed
Here he is...in his usual spot
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Jun 11
he's a cutie...
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Jun 11
uh oh well atleast he's alright but I've never heard of a cat wanting in the fridge though I think my ex's cats like to snoop around the fridge some. Cats are just adorable little creatures, bet that one won't go in the fridge for awhile. I had a kitty who like water.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
these two were in the fridge door all the time...
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Jun 11
but ma I just want to get some milk? lol
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
well next time ASK geez
@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
23 Jun 11
That is alittle scarey! Cats are so able to move around quickly and get through things and their bodies are so flexible. I have found cats in some odd spots and wondered how they could have possibly have gotten there. They are tough and resiliant. My granddaughter found a little kitten just afew days old in the fence in our back yard. Got away from its mom and the other kittens. Alot of vines and wood.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
Hope it's OK. Sometimes when they're that little they're hard to take care of.
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@celticeagle (119880)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jun 11
That was years ago. That cat was always getting itself into a scrape. From racoon incounters to getting set on. It loved to nuzzle down in the couch and we'd set on it. We started having to scour the couch before we set down. SIlly thing. I always pick the runt of the litters and I think she was. Small and just a nut of a cat.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Jun 11
Those are the best ones (the nuts)...
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
22 Jun 11
When I put up some of my cat comic strips, Welcome To the Zoo (based on real events) here, I'll be sure to include the one based on a similar event, but with a different happy ending. Maggiepie "We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn & walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive." ~ C.S. Lewis
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
I would love to see that!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Oh, you will! JUST AS SOON AS ELIC COMES THROUGH WITH THE SCANNING!!! (A-hem! I KNOW you're READING this, ELIC!) Maggiepie "The smallest feline is a masterpiece." ~ Leonardo da Vinci
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@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
21 Jun 11
Awww! That reminds me of Klimmy, a rather "mental" tortie cat who did strange things like sleep in the tumble dryer. The times Mum tumbled her (albeit it only for a few seconds) is frightening, so I know where you're coming from on this issue. Do you think the kitty will repeat the process of climbing into your fridge?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jun 11
All torties are a little mental. I think he's already been there again.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
22 Jun 11
Oh dear..bit like Klimmy. Even after being tumbled she'd still go in it. Yes, I believe the torties are a "manufactured breed" which explains a lot. Always females too.
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• United States
23 Jun 11
That's funny, I had that happen with me with my dog, when she was a smaller puppy about probably about 6 months old, my mom was cleaning the top of the refrigerator and placed a step stool right in front of it. My dog used to get amused by going up and the stool and in one of the occassions my mom was taking out some food from the freezer and apparently she didn't notice and she feel inside. About 5 minutes later, we started hearing the little whinning sound, we knew it was her but we couldn't find her, about 2 minutes of listening we opened the freezer and there she was. She was tiny at the time, so she fit in the freezer with extra space to walk around in. After that day, she never again climbed those steps again.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
I'll bet! Spooked her, no doubt.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
23 Jun 11
I can see how that could happen.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jun 11
I wish I had seen. :D
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Next time he might not climb in the refrig! They are funny little creatures though. I was watching funniest home videos the other night and they showed a dog that opened the refrig door and helped himself to a slice of pizza! They are all so amazing at time! Good thing he got out though!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Smart dog.... yeah they are amazing, and I'm glad he's OK...
@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Jun 11
I've neverdone that, now the cloths dryer is another matter, kittens are especially attracted to a nice warm dryer on a cold day. Glad you got him out in time.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
I think one did jump in the dryer once, but I saw it happen...
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
22 Jun 11
LOL! This made me laugh. Good thing you heard the poor little guy meowing. It could've been an ugly evening otherwise. My cats stay away from the refrigertor but they sure like the cutting board. My husband feeds them and the dogs something they probably shouldn't have on a daily basis. I'm not blaming it all on him. I'm just as guilty. However, I believe I make better choices on what they can and can't have. Best Wishes
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
The girls were home all day, so he wouldn't have been in there for long.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Jun 11
When Flower and Blossom were kittens, Flower got in the fridge once. She spent 5-10 minutes in the fridge, while the roomie and I were opening EVERY door in the kitchen trying to find her! The roomie finally opened the fridge - or was it me? - and there she was. A little chilled, but unharmed... I have to say, that since then, you open a fridge or the freezer, she runs the other way!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Don't blame her.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jun 11
hi dawnald yes one cool cat.I bet the black kittenwillnot try that again for ahile. I used tohave them try to get in the refrigerator but they did not quite makeit. Imisplace our large black tom cat one day and looked all over for him. then I heard the weirdest noise and scrachingsound from my washing machine. the lid was down and it had been up.I opened it to find on very irate black tom cat Midnight was hssingand telling me all aout it.wow.Midnight proceeded to ignore me for hours while he made up to my husband.But when I got the can of cat food and opened it Midmight was first in line.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
I don't think he's tried it again since then. Wonder how long that will last...
@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Over the years of having cats and dogs and cats and dogs, I've had to train myself to know where everyone is at all times. My current two are too big to get into the 'fridge though. I've had 'em locked in and locked out of the house, car, shed, etc., and had to go hunting for everyone at bedtime more than once. Have even had to use one to locate another which they do very well. Your crew just showed you to pay attention to them.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
Yeah, me too. Sometimes they're sneaky though.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
22 Jun 11
That poor kitty! I hope it learned a lesson! It is agood thing the other cats were looking at the refrigerator and you heard some muffled meowing! If not the black kitten might of been in there longer! This story made my day!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
the kids would have found him, but I'm glad he wasn't in there for long.
• United States
22 Jun 11
lol too cute and funny but poor kitty could have been chilled for a lot longer if no one would have noticed. I am glad you did and sure the kitty was also happy to get out. Brrrr!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Jun 11
He was very happy to get out!