A few days ago I was a very naughty girl. I was in the living room with mom and she saw the neighbor out walking their dog. They haven’t said hello in a while so she decided to go out front to chat. When she opened the front door, she was surprised by Jackie the neighbor cat sitting on the door mat. Mom bent down to keep her from getting in the house and in the blink of an eye she saw a kitty run across the porch towards the right of the house. Jackie gave chase.
She thought the streaking kitty belonged 2 houses up and just happened to be walking across our front walkway and was startled by the neighbor’s dog and the door opening. But something tickled her brain to wonder where I was. She closed the door and hollered to Dad to look for me, then went out front to double check that I hadn’t gotten out. She didn’t see any kitties, so she came back in to see if Dad had seen me.
Nope. And he was a bit confused about what was going on.
She went out front again, and there I was sitting on the big boulder in our front yard.
Mom gathered me up and brought me back in the house. She was utterly shocked that I ran out of the house. And not only that, Mom didn’t feel me brush past her at the door. Mom still can’t believe I was that fast and stealthy, not to mention brazen enough to dart out the front door.
She didn’t know I’ve been practicing my ninja house panther skills!
I didn’t get in trouble for my dangerous stunt, but Mom put my collar back on me. As luck would have it, after nearly 9 years of constant wear, Mom took my collar off last week because I was scratching at my neck. Mom says kitties who try to escape absolutely must wear a collar & ID tag.
In the end, all is well and both Mom and Dad are going to be more aware of where I am and cautious about making sure I don’t sneak out again.
17 thoughts on “Busted!”
wow you are AMAZING!!!! Well done!! (sorry mom!!)
Lull them into a sense of complacency, and then make your break!
yes! you were a very bad kitty! And very right about collars-Frodo and Zulu always wear theirs though they are indoor kitties!
Very scary – do not ever do that again!
Sam used to be that good too (she’d lie in wait for one of the dogs to be slow about going out), however, there was no “gathering her up” once she got out. She wouldn’t come back in until she was good and ready. So at least you were good about that, Raven!
Luckily Sam has outgrown that behavior!
I’m glad everything turned out all right ! Sometimes indoor kitties get surprisingly adventurous !
At least it turned out okay and it sure could have been worse. Try to keep on Santa’s nice list though!
Raven, you are stealthy. We’re glad all is well, but we think you must have felt proud of your ninja kitty skills.
OMC, Raven! That would have given our mom a heart attack! We’re glad you’re OK, but the best way to be ninja is to hide in plain sight on a black chair or couch. That’s what Elliot and Ivan do.
That was naughty. I am glad you are OK. XO
It’s something about being black. I did the same thing the other day but I ran out into the garage…and the mom didn’t even know it until I ran under one of the cars. That didn’t make her happy at all. ~Ernie
Wow, that was pretty tricky, Raven! Binga pulled that the other day when some Department of Water and Power humans came to our door… she just ran down the stairs by the front door, like it was a regular thing for her! My human actually had one of the DWP humans grab her, because she knows that Binga would probably try to run away from her, thinking she was being funny.
Whew! Glad your Mom was smart enough to look for you! We always have to wear our collars too since we occasionally like to sneak out. Mom didn’t used to worry as much since the yard is fenced but Ralphie has started climbing the fence which is VERY naughty!
WOW! What an adventure! I thought that was very clever, Raven, to wait until Momma had taken off your collar to make your break!! MOL
Whoa! That’s some serious stealthing! We’d be grounded for life!
Whoa! Concats! What did you do during your 15 seconds of freedom? TW has me scared to go out in the hall cos she tells me horrible stories.
Boy, you ARE stealthy! And naughty! But so is Rita… But I know you are also both nice so hopefully Santa won’t skip over both our house and yours. 🙂