Escape Kitty

@dawnald (84155)
Shingle Springs, California
September 24, 2012 4:45pm CST
Friday night the babysitter was leaving just as my BF showed up, and that's when KitKat pulled her escape. It was like 11 at night, and pitch black, new neighborhood, and none of the kids awake to help out. So Tony and I go after her, but she's in the mood for a walkabout. So I go get the flashlight and a can of cat food. I really thought she was gone. But somehow he managed to get her attention with the cat food and herd her back. I mentioned it at the adoption center, and they said to me "did you have the address changed on her microchip"? Nope, duh, I didn't. Another thing to add to my to do list. Dumb cat. But I am so glad we got her back. I thought she was gone.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 12
We had a problem when we moved from our flat to a house, we had two cats, the youngest decided to teach us a lesson for moving, and his upheaval, so he hid somewhere ingenious which led us for hours frantically searching for him. We searched everywhere, in the streets, all around the house, we started thinking about putting posters up, we were worried sick, we sat on the sofa and I saw something move out of the corner of my eye, behind the television, well he had found a hidey hole, well we were so damn relieved and yes he got spoilt afterwards. Cats have a cunning behaviour when it suits them!
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@GardenGerty (91055)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Sep 12
Reminds me of a cat that one of my clients at another agency had. Her name was Jezebel. This young man is mentally handicapped and his emotions are very volatile, he is very happy or very sad. He could not find her one night. We checked the garage cause she liked to be sneaky and the room mate's rooms etc. etc. She then was seen sitting calmly behind a chair. I learned from another staff, however that there was a big trick to this vanishing cat. She had torn the lining from the bottom of the chair and she would hide inside of it while everyone looked desperately for that Jezebel.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
25 Sep 12
Lol,thank you for sharing put a smile on my face, now who said animals were dumb, they are a lot smarter than we give them credit for, oh if only animals could talk!
@celticeagle (114593)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Sep 12
We had the same thing happen to us afew weeks ago. Usually my daughter has trouble getting my grandson to get out to the car because he chooses to have to find a Lego part just then before he can go anywhere. But afew weeks ago her cat, Colbert, her inside cat jetted outside and wouldn't come back. So she tried and tried until we finally had to leave or we would late. She worried and I fretted for her and it wasn't a good appointment for we were both distracted. So we get back home and miracles or miracles there was Colbert satting on the front porch with this look on his face as if to say "Where are you at Mommy!" Cats! Gotta love them.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Sep 12
Yup, furry little buttheads.
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@celticeagle (114593)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Sep 12
They can be just that at times.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
24 Sep 12
GLad ya got her back home and safe
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Sep 12
Me too
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
24 Sep 12
My dog went missing for four days one time and I was just sick. I used up about 4 tankfuls of gas looking for him everyday after work. About the time we gave up he came walking down the street like nothing was wrong and he stunk like lake water so I know he was having a ball swimming etc down at Goose Lake....I was happy to see him come home but I chewed him out! He did hang his head a bit but that was about it!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Sep 12
When my brother lived around the corner from us, his dog kept escaping and coming over to our place. When he moved, he gave us the dog. She got out, and didn't come back, and we put up signs. Next morning, there she was. Somebody must have seen the signs and let her go.
@alberello (4756)
• Italy
24 Sep 12
Well, I totally understand the love that we all owe your pets, so the thought that they permanently move away from home, it is very sad. I am very happy for you that your cat has returned very quickly to your home. I can imagine your resentment if it was permanently moved away from you. All in all the love you feel towards our "furry friends" is comparable to that to a loved one.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Sep 12
I would have been very sad.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
24 Sep 12
I am very attached to my kitten too. I have had her only 5 months but they worm their little furry selves into our hearts so easily. I am glad you were able to get her back without much mishap. I think it is great she has a chip, too bad that chip isn't a gps locator as well so you would know where she is at all times.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Sep 12
Do they have GPS chips for cats?
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
24 Sep 12
When I had my renter, her cat escaped all the time. She was thinking of getting a microchip, but here in Winnipeg, it is illegal for cats to be outside and she would have had to pay a heavy fine. Maybe she should have gotten a robot cat, like I need robot robins in my yard because they do not get rid of the worms in the apple tree. And this cat was so stubborn she wold stay under the porch and then run away across to the neighbors and hide under the fir tree across the street. Cats can be stubborn sometime.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Sep 12
Yes, they can. Just how do they expect to enforce a law like that?
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
25 Sep 12
I have never lost a cat or dog. Stray ones joined us when we lived on the farm. Glad that you got her backa I know ow much you love your cats
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
25 Sep 12
You were lucky to get Kitkat back! That doesn't happen all the time with cats! I did not know you can up date your animals microchip! I learned something! I just wish more people would microchip their animals! It sure would make thing easier to relocate animals with their humans!
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
25 Sep 12
Hello dawnald! I lost my cat today in a garage... it is a long story, but with a happy end. I took her in my car, because I was taking her to the vet, but I stopped to visit a supplier. The parking lot lady joked with me, when my cat jumped out of my car. I thought the same: dump cat. And what is most funny: I also thought in a can of cat food to retrieve her back. My lovely husband, blessed husband, came out of his job to help me find my daughter`s cat. He lied in the floor down three pick ups to look for the kitty!! He had to take out his white shirt of his job. And he came out all his back full of car grease. After 45 mins of looking down the engine of cars (I was crying though) my husband found the "kitty"... It was a great relief, and my love for my husband increased, because I felt his love for me and my daughter. He never blamed me for the cat. I`m glad you find yours too!! Blessings dawnald... dainy
@ElicBxn (60081)
• United States
25 Sep 12
Oh, my! Glad she came back! Another thing to put on the moving list! Maybe you can get your cell # on her id, then the address might be a little less important? Of course, you do want to get the address changed since you moved far enough (different schools after all) that any vet clinic they might've taken her to would be puzzled as to why she was so far from home.
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
25 Sep 12
She is a cat and not dumb. They do this on occasion, as does mine. I have always gotten her back in thank goodness. I'm glad you did as well. I pray mine never gets out again as one time she got stuck inside my neighbor's now fenced in area in the summer and then panicked when she couldn't get out of their netted enclosed gazebo she went into, running into the netting like she was a trapped animal and when I finally got her home she was panting like mad. I was afraid for her as she is overweight and thought she might have a heart attack. Scared the heck outta me.
• Sri Lanka
25 Sep 12
realy you are good person..i allways help save animals
@dorannmwin (36696)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Our issue here isn't with our cats at all, they are both indoor and outdoor cats and we try to let them come and go as they wish. However, our puppy is an escape artist. She will literally wait for the front door to be opened and she will be out the door before you can even make a second glance at her. I can't begin to count how many minutes (probably even hours all together) trying to chase Sunshine down when she has gotten outside the front door.
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Glad you found your cat.
@GardenGerty (91055)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Sep 12
Cats can be sneaky that way. I am glad you got her back. I guess I am still really laid back, my kitties are indoor outdoor variety. I get pickier as it gets closer to Halloween with Princess because she is black. There is nothing that will entice her in if she does not want to come in. I guess she is spoiled.
@much2say (35431)
• United States
25 Sep 12
Cats and microchips? I didn't know they do that! Anyway, glad you got your cat back. Last month my little son and I went walking around the college here and we saw two ladies trying to catch this gigantic white rabbit. Yes, there was a rabbit in open air - I don't know why - the one lady said he just jumped out of her car. Each time they went near him, he'd run off to another bushy area. I don't know if they finally got him, but my son thought it was hysterical.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
25 Sep 12
Dumb cat? Who forgot to change the address? (psst..not the cat) Too funny.
@katsmeow1213 (28927)
• United States
24 Sep 12
2 moves ago something similar happened to me.. and my cats don't have microchips. I was using those cardboard box carriers you get from the vet, because I didn't have a carrier of my own. I think I took multiple trips because I had 3 cats and 1 or 2 of the carriers. Anyways, one of the cats wasn't happy and kept clawing at the box. So we get to the house and he'd chewed himself a nice hole just big enough to squeeze out of the second I took the box out of the car! He took off running. We chased him down the road a ways. I managed to catch him once but he was a few houses down and totally scared, so I ended up dropping him after he scratched a nice sized gash into my arm. After awhile we had to give up.. he just kept running away from us, even though we had food. If we got close enough he'd freak out. We had other things we needed to get done that night.. so we went and did them. We had to go to a laundromat among other things. So after our running around we came home at 11pm. Mind you I thought this cat was gone forever being a new neighborhood and all. Hubby kept trying to tell me he'd smell our stuff, as a lot of it was left on the porch, and come back. As it turns out, he did. When we pull in at 11pm he was sitting on our porch. So we left the kids in the car and tried to get the cat into the house. No luck. Must have tried for half an hour or so, but he just kept running under the porch. So finally I said forget it, and got the kids out of the car. While I'm getting the laundry and stuff, I hear my son who was 3 at the time (now he's 9) say "Don't worry mommy, I'll get him". Don't you know this 3 year old did the impossible. He picked the cat right up and carried him right into the house without a scratch! I've never stopped asking myself why I hadn't thought of having the 3 year old help me sooner!