Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

The cat observatory. Observations of the feline kind.

Posted Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 8:51 AM
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    One observation of cats that has recurred over the years is they sometimes do things to annoy you just because they can. Years ago we had a couple indoor/outdoor cats that we let out and back in several times a day. But always kept them in at night. And never had trouble getting them back in before dark because they liked having their super. Except for one time. The younger cat came back in as usual but the older cat didn't. We looked all over the yard, across the street where he would sometimes hang, and even around the block calling his name. Nothing. As it went from dusk to dark we were getting frantic. I got a flashlight and started from scratch in the back yard. For some reason, maybe a plea to Heaven, I looked up. And there that little SOB was stretched out on top of the garage watching my every move! He liked sitting in a chair looking out the screen door with the front door open at night (when the weather wasn't freezing or boiling). We eventually got him a harness and leash to take him out at night. The first time getting it on was difficult, but after that, any time at night we picked up the leash he would come running.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 9:23 AM
  • LOL. Harnessing a cat is not something that I would not choose. But, they all have differently personalities and yours seemed to accept it well.

    Ours disappear in the house when I mention a vet visit. Not all, just the one we are seeking. The young ones who have never been before will sometimes load themselves in the carrier out of curiosity.

    A few weeks ago we did that and found out when we came to pick two of them up there was a stow-away and he got fixed as well. Serves him right. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 12:05 PM
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    Lol. After the first time, he knew the leash meant getting to go outside at night, so he was all for it.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Dec 5, 2019, at 12:26 PM
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