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Re: Cat Story

Better yet - Fancy Feast.  Sugar would crawl over barbed waire to get Fancy
Feast.  Man, what a day.  I'll bet you are bushed!!

On 8/7/06, Karen Fernsler <kmwos@korora.com> wrote:
> May I suggest you try opening a can of tuna or something next time?!
> I'm glad you all got out safely!
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 05:26:37PM -0400, Chris Petersen wrote:
> > Do you guys remember "Little One", my son's cat?  Well, Steve and I are
> cat
> > sitting again.  I love this cat, but he is a house wrecker!  He's
> already
> > broken two of my favorite pottery planters, released the garter snakes
> and
> > probably ate them, pushed glasses of water off my night stand, dragged
> cat
> > toys all over the house, destroyed rolls of toilet paper, .... Well, you
> get
> > the picture!  Anyway, LO is an indoor cat and I recently realized that
> his
> > buddy, Spot, has learned how to open the sliding screen door to the deck
> by
> > grabbing it with his claws. I just saw him do it today, a day too late!
> >
> > Yesterday, Spot must have let LO out.  Luckily, my husband noticed the
> door
> > almost immediately.  So there Steve and I were trying to catch the
> cat.  LO
> > doesn't like to be held, but likes petting, but he wasn't going to be
> > caught.  He hung out in the holly bushes where no one could venture
> without
> > getting all scratched up and under the huge hostas where we couldn't get
> to
> > him.
> >
> > Eventually, he ended up in the 3' high crawl space which goes under the
> > whole house. You have to crawl through a 30" W X 24" H opening to get
> down
> > there. Not a fun experience. Steve and I spent about 45 minutes down
> there
> > when we realized that we still weren't going to be able to catch him. We
> > almost got him once, but Steve got scratched and left to get a piece of
> > plywood to cover the hole until my son came home to help get LO out. I
> > decided to stay inside the crawlspace and wait for LO to calm
> down.  Then,
> > I'd put him in his cardboard carrier, put it outside the small opening
> I'd
> > used to get down there, and then crawl outside. Meanwhile, Steve closed
> the
> > opening with plywood, so the cat couldn't escape past me.  All I had to
> do
> > was push it and it would pop out, he said. Well, you can guess the
> rest.  I
> > was getting tired of waiting out the cat after about another 45 minutes,
> and
> > decided to try later.  When I tried to push out the plywood it was
> jammed
> > and not going anywhere! No one was in the house and I was trapped under
> it
> > along with the cat! Luckily, there's a light down there, but I was
> getting
> > panicky!  Then I heard someone at my neighbor's house and I started
> banging
> > and yelling. By this time I was yelling through a 6" vent under my deck.
> > This person, who turned out not to be my neighbor, went to find my
> husband
> > who finally got me OUT!
> >
> > Later, I successfully got LO out also.  We were both very happy to be
> back
> > in the house again!
> >
> > Chris Petersen
> > Northport, Long Island, New York
> >  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
> >
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