HAPPY DANCE! or you should answer when we call you!

Tinker at Christmas 2020
@GardenGerty (133019)
United States
April 7, 2021 4:58pm CST
I have a shed that is all mine. I put sewing and crafting stuff, and gardening stuff in it. I am in and out of it often. I looked in it about three times since Tinker went missing, and I put things in there. Well Lo and Behold, I went out to put something in it, opened the door, and from the back recesses of the shed under a chair, I heard "Mew" and "Mew". Lots of kitty talk. Tinker had been hiding in my shed all along. Poor baby! He looks none the worse for wear, though. Bob was thrilled! Tinker is in our bedroom on our bed right now.
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@Deepizzaguy (47560)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Apr
Thank goodness that your cat is safe and sound.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
Yes, that is a happy thing for us.
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@TheHorse (128068)
• Walnut Creek, California
8 Apr
I am glad Tinker came home. But why the shed vacation?
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He was upset, because Mickey was hit by a car. (we believe deliberately). I tried keeping Tinker in a few days, and when he got out, he just stayed. He believes that since the shed is mine, it is his and he should explore.
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@TheHorse (128068)
• Walnut Creek, California
9 Apr
@GardenGerty Was Mickey killed?
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
10 Apr
@TheHorse Yes, he was. This town does not have very much traffic at all and slow speed limits and good visibility.Based on what the person told me we know it was between 5:30 and 6 in the evening. I can see the tire tracks where the car came up in the edge of the yard.
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@rebelann (83435)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Apr
That's such wonderful news. I'm so glad you found him ...... so just how much ya gonna spoil him now?
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He was already spoiled. He is already wanting to spend his time outdoors again.
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@rebelann (83435)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Apr
I wouldn't let him out for a while if I were you but you're not me so I don't count.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
@rebelann I let him out after 4:30 in the morning. He pestered all night. He was good and came back quickly and came in before dark without being called. He settles himself to watch my chair when I am not home, Bob says.
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@Hannihar (112463)
• Israel
8 Apr
@GardenGerty I am so glad you found Tinker. I have had times where I looked all over for my cat and we have a very small apartment and later after I could not look any longer she would come out and wonder what the fuss was about. That is really good news that you found Tinker. I bed Bob was really happy. Did you guys do a happy dance and did Tinker join in. I bed Tinker was worn out.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
Tinker, as you describe your cat, says "what is all the fuss about?" He was asking out again, all night. I would not let him until morning.
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@Hannihar (112463)
• Israel
8 Apr
@GardenGerty I wish I could get through to my cat about some things and it sounds like Tinker does not understand why you want to wait till morning the let him out. I believe when Sophie goes through traumatic experiences I think she has learned. For example: She was out one day all day and night and did not know how to get back home. When I saw how quiet it was here I looked out because she would go on the roof to this house that sits in front of our building and she was afraid to let come off of it into my arms and let me bring her in the building. Too many people around bother her. So I told her to go on to the porch of the people below us. She is very smart and understood and went there. So, I thought it would be a piece of cake but when I knocked on the door the woman was in the bathroom with the door half closed and the guy and the baby were in the apartment. She would not let me come in and get my cat. I tried other ways but they gave me no choice so had to call the police to get her back. They came and I got her and took her upstairs to our apartment. That was abuse and people that know nothing about animals do not care and after that the woman from across the street in the building across from ours was talking very loudly to someone about it. I understood. People around here do not understand about pets and not all can have children. Of course she would believe the one that lived below me. I did not like her at all. They moved out thank heavens.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
@Hannihar This is just it. People do not understand. There are things that scare Tinker. In our community when the weather is nice some people ride horses on the road. Tinker is scared of the horses and runs for the house.
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@RasmaSandra (41109)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Apr
I am so happy for you and so glad that Tinker is all right, Many blessings to you all,
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
Thank you my friend and I am sure Tinker is grateful for your prayers, as well.
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@RasmaSandra (41109)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Apr
@GardenGerty you give Tinker a big hug from the crazy cat lady online
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
@RasmaSandra Sure will.
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@paigea (33683)
• Canada
7 Apr
Oh that is great! Everyone needs their own shed.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
I want a bigger set up, but will not get it soon. I would then let hubby put "stuff"in this shed close to the house. Maybe I should just build Tinker a shed.
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@paigea (33683)
• Canada
8 Apr
@GardenGerty She wants a shed too
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
@paigea He has been known to get up on top of the garage shed, then complain that he cannot get down, but he does.
@CarolDM (126284)
• United States
8 Apr
You have a she-shed. Sounds like Tinker likes it as well. Glad you found her.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
Tinker is a neutered male, but yes, he likes any place he should not be. I tell people he acts like a big dumb jock--14 lbs. and sometimes he just acts like he has no clue what is happening. He is a lovable big hunk.
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@CarolDM (126284)
• United States
9 Apr
@GardenGerty Got it. I understand. I love my two.
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@Blondie2222 (27587)
• United States
7 Apr
I'm so glad your cat is safe and sound. I'm sure he was probably starving and thirsty.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He did hang out in the kitchen quite a while.
@Blondie2222 (27587)
• United States
8 Apr
@GardenGerty yeah I bet I would have 2.
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@prinzcy (22464)
• Malaysia
10 Apr
At least he's okay. Wonder why he didn't come back on his own. Maybe he's lost.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
10 Apr
He could not get out of the shed until I opened it again. He must not have felt he needed to get out when I first looked.
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• China
10 Apr
It was a really pleasant surprise ! Tinker has stayed there so long !
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
10 Apr
Yes, it was great. It is the nicest thing that has happened all week.
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• United States
9 Apr
so relieved he 'twas found! 'mazin' he 'twas not dehydrated 'fter all this time. doin' the happy dance fer y'all.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
10 Apr
He spent his share coming in and out to the water dish in the kitchen. It is good to have his chunky self home.
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@myklj999 (56244)
• Olney, Illinois
8 Apr
I think Snoopy says it best
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
9 Apr
He really does.
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@wolfgirl569 (39912)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Apr
Glad he is back where he belongs. e needed some alone time it seems.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He must have.
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@Courtlynn (70028)
• United States
8 Apr
Yay! So happy for you all
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
It is good to have something positive happen.
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@JudyEv (244694)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Apr
Poor Tinker. I bet he has lots of purrs now he's safely back inside.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
Yes, he wanted to survey his domain and make sure all were in the right places.
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@BarBaraPrz (30711)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Apr
That is wonderful news. Tell the little rascal to not worry you like that again, and give him a pet from me.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He got lots of petting over night and tickled my face all night with his whiskers. I hope he shows some sense in the future.
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@kaylachan (16600)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Apr
Glad you found him. At least he seems unharmed by his ordeal.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
You can say that again. I am not even sure he lost any weight.
@marguicha (170689)
• Chile
7 Apr
I´m SO very happy!!! Naughty Tinker. But he must have been very hungry.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
He came straight in for food, then wanted more.
@sallypup (44093)
• Moses Lake, Washington
7 Apr
I know that you are doing a happy dance. Pretty little kitty better quit upsetting you and Bob.
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@GardenGerty (133019)
• United States
8 Apr
Yes, he needs to be good. We have enough worries without this.