I lost a life last night (if I have nine like a cat). Smokey snuck out to see his friends - my neighbors. I didn't realize it until I went to bed & he didn't come to snuggle. Tore apart my closets - his favorite hiding places. I was so upset. & so was Fuzzy. He cried off & on all night & day.
I searched all over my apartment & building. Walked around the neighborhood. My super helped look. But no one knew anything. Or found him hiding anywhere.
Well, he was in a neighbors apt the whole time. He thought he was Kim's cat, but she didn't seem at home (she works some nights). But he knocked on my door when he got home & saw the signs posted around the building. He opened his door & there was my little wayward angel. Smokey won over another human. He had made himself at home & snuggled with Bob all night.
So all is well. Fuzzy keeps checking up on Smokey to make sure he's still here. & rubbing against him.
I have to figure out some kind of fence so he can't get close to the door. He's so quick. & I don't see that well so didn't catch him.
Silly Smokey! Don’t make your mama & brother upset like that anymore. Sparty , my grumpy little weasel dog, went outside with the others last evening. I usually have to entice him out, & fetch him back in. It looks like a Keystone Kops Show. Samurai comes in first, then the girls. I call Sparty, he slowly meanders towards the front door. Shilo & Sharona follow me out as I go to pickup Sparty. They come back in. I lock the doors ... apparently, I miscounted yesterday. Sparty went back out when I called the girls back. My little dogs are idiots - if I don’t realize they are outside, they just wander the fenced front yard until they get bored, cold, or hungry. It would be too easy to bark right away. (They also stand quietly behind me when I’m calling them to me. No bark, whimper, or anything. Meanwhile, I’m looking like a fool to the neighbors because the pup is right behind me!) 3 days ago
Am happy you found him. In our village which is pretty spread out we have an app called next door where people in the area list things for sale, events and babysitters needed and I have been seeing lost pets lately. I guess I didn't know how many pets wander off from their owners. So far all that I have seen the ads for have been found. I guess to be safe you either have to be with the animal when they are outside or have a safe enclosure for them to run and walk. I guess that's hard to do with a cat though. Anyway that's my story and I'm stickin to it 3 days ago
I have had cats that were door darters like Smokey. Right now I have a cat that runs and hide if someone opens a door when he's near it. Both my Niles (RIP) and my Kaine have no desire to go outside. At my age, I like that. I can't chase a cat any more. 3 days ago