Scar Escapes!!! (Again)

By JJ
@myklj999 (29021)
Olney, Illinois
June 23, 2019 6:55pm CST
So I just got back from Wally World...had to go buy another lead for Scar. I think this is the 7th or 8th one in the past three years. He normally sticks his head in the door every 5-10 minutes to check on me...unless he is napping on the porch...and I hadn't heard him for a few. So I looked out expecting to see him stretched out on the porch...and all I saw was the end of his lead. So I went searching...5 minutes later found him down by the railroad tracks dragging 25 feet of lead behind him. These leads get a crack in the plastic coating, and the wire in them starts rusting...I noticed yesterday this one was getting worn and was planning on getting a new one at the first of the month. But nope... At least this time I found him before he lost the collar the lead attaches to...last time he did it, he came home several hours later with no lead or collar on him. Brat. I may have to get a log chain for him.
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@FourWalls (20017)
• United States
24 Jun
Like you think he can't break free from that? Love is stronger than a silly lead!
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
Also stronger than clasps and collars
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@JudyEv (164246)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Jun
Wouldn't it be cheaper to buy his leads by the gross?
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@NJChicaa (61045)
• United States
24 Jun
What a PITA. I knew what I was up against with free-roaming (spayed/neutered) cats but I wouldn't be up for troubleshooting this issue. I'd put him on lockdown.
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@LadyDuck (230435)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
I still cannot understand how he can break free. Are you sure that no human is helping him?
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
Yes I am sure
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@LadyDuck (230435)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
@myklj999 His friend Rocky helps him.
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@GardenGerty (112549)
• United States
24 Jun
I am glad you found him quickly. One of these days he is likely to hang himself from the 25 ft. lead. Silly cat.
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
That is why I keep his collar loose, he can slip his head out if he gets hung up
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@Deepizzaguy (19578)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Jun
And I thought that Burt is one cat who likes to make me upset that he decides to return home after a few minutes since he even knows the dangers of staying out too long in a hot day.
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
I've watched him take off after another cat before, hit the end of the lead, snap it, and keep going...all that in a 9 pound cat...
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@DWDavis (17696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Jun
A hefty length of chain might just be what is needed in this circumstance. Then again, dragging it back and forth will make him stronger. Might not be such a good idea.
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
That's kind of how I've been looking at it...he's already strong enough
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@BarBaraPrz (23519)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
24 Jun
Did you get the same sort of lead, or something else?
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Jun
Nothing else available here unless I buy a dog chain
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• United States
24 Jun
there must be a girl in the neighborhood he's after if he's that determined.
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@JohnRoberts (85122)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Jun
You can't keep the monster down.
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@wolfgirl569 (18109)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Jun
A dog chain might work. The log chain might make him too strong.
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@RasmaSandra (29017)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jun
Scar must think that the grass is greener on the other side but he doesn't realize that there will be no love or food.
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@CarolDM (32754)
• United States
24 Jun
Glad you found him. He is tough and sneaky!
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@DocAndersen (5733)
25 Jun
That is one determined cat. Dear Scar, you are my hero!!!!
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@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
25 Jun
Just found his empty collar in the front yard, he's off again...
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25 Jun
@myklj999 that, is an amazingly smart cat
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@much2say (35677)
• United States
25 Jun
Scar is your little escape artist - maybe you should have named him Houdini .
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@kobesbuddy (75869)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Jun
I had this happen with my dogs, also. Ted and Brandy would one minute be laying in the yard. Five minute later, I would see one of them running past the house! These were my two dogs, when the kids were still living at home. Teddy lived to be 14 years old and I had Brandy put to sleep, when she was nine. Every joint in her body was crippled! At a hardware store, they sell all thicknesses of chains. Maybe a thin chain would keep Scar from getting loose.
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• United States
24 Jun
i've been tryin' to work with the resident cat here to put'n a halter (kitty halter, not a horsey'un) so's i can try 'er out'n a lead. she so wishes to be outdoors (used to be in/outdoor kitty) 'n yet i fear fer 'er safety. i'm thinkin' screenin' the back porch'd be a better ways to go coz she's havin' none 'f that halter thingy. (very sharp claws'n teeth...) i can jest see mr. scar out there with that big ol' heavy chain. 'fter a few weeks he'd look 'kin to a lil body builder, lol.
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@rakski (33950)
• Philippines
24 Jun
What is new Scar??
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@nanette64 (19099)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Jun
OMG; that little stinker @myklj999 .
@myklj999 (29021)
• Olney, Illinois
26 Jun
He's been loose twice again since this post, he's getting devious lately
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@nanette64 (19099)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Jun
@myklj999 That really worries me. I'd bawl if he got hurt.
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@moonandstars (19184)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Jun
Is he trying to tell something to you?Very unruly from him