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Re: Cat Story

Yep- mine wouldn't come for a can of anything- but get out raw chicken 
or scallops and he's suddenly attached to your elbow and just waiting 
for his chance to snatch it.


Donna wrote:
> Hate to mention this, but not all cats will come for food. Mine could
> care less.... He eats when he wants too, always has dry iams to munch on
> and a can of fancy feast in the morning... most of which I end up
> throwing out.
> I take that back- he will come if you are eating an italian beef
> sandwich- he is all over you trying to get some. It is the only people
> or cat food he is remotely interested in......
> Donna
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Monday, August 7, 2006 7:53:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Cat Story
> funny story Chris, but I must ask, have you never heard of a canopener?  If 
> I want to get a cat to come to me I just open a can.  They appear out of 
> nowhere.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 5:26 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Cat Story
>> 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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