Thursday, June 23, 2011

CAT THURSDAY


Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! (share your post in the Mr. Linky below)

I had a bit of scare with dear Alice on Monday.  She has a terrible habit of trying to run outside every time someone opens the door.  I'm one of those people who does not believe in letting cats go outside.  Too much risk for them to catch diseases or get hurt by other animals.  I'm even more strict about it now that we live in an apartment.  So I really try to watch to keep Alice from going outside.  Well, Sunday night my husband and sons went to the store and when they got back with the groceries, she must have ran out when they were bringing them in. It was dark out and she's black so she's easily missed.  I usually check to make sure she didn't get out, but that night I didn't for some reason.  When I got up Monday morning, it dawned on me that I hadn't seen her late the night before and she usually follows me into the bathroom in the morning.  I called and called and she just wasn't there.  I'm starting to panic at this point because I realized what must have happened.  It was 9:00am and they had come home the night before at 10:00pm which means she had been outside for almost twelve hours! Honestly, I didn't have much hope of finding her.  My son and I went down to the truck so we could drive around and look for her and we're calling her the whole time.  Suddenly, I hear this wailing meow and I immediately knew it was her.  She sounded so scared.  We kept calling her and she kept wailing and we finally located where she was.  All the way across the parking lot in a little stand of woods.  Reece climbed up the ledge and she ran out to him with her tail all bushy.  She was scared to death! I was so relieved, I didn't have the heart to scold her.  Thank goodness we found her.  I don't know what I would have done if she would have been gone for good.  One good thing has come of it so far though.  She doesn't try to run outside anymore.  We'll see how long that lasts. =O)
Lets stay inside where it's safe! Okay, Alice?!
Now....since that kind of story can be pretty traumatic for us cat parents, how about something to cheer us up?  I found this over on author Luke Romyn's blog.  SO funny!




Here's the linky:


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  1. That must have been so scary for you. I hate that feeling when you can't find them. I'm glad it all turned out well. Our cat growing up was black, she lived for 21 years.
    The video had us having a good giggle, my son and I enjoyed it together with our cat.

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  2. Michelle, so glad your Alice is home safe; scary is right!

    That video was so funny. Some of the those cats were so wild and crazy, especially the ones handing from the ceiling fans etc...LOL

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  3. What a scary story! I'm so glad you were able to find her. I have 3 cats - 2 are indoors and 1 we got as a stray who was always outdoors, so she's impossible to keep inside now. Every time she goes out I cringe. I'm looking for her every few minutes. Most of the time she's inside though.

    Love the video!

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  4. That is scary! I'm glad that you were able to find her, Michelle. I can't imagine the worry you went through.

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  5. So glad you and Alica are okay! I was terrified just reading it and thinking how I would feel!

    Video is hilarious!!

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  6. I'm glad you found her ♥ also lol @ that video (that poor cat in the fan!)

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  7. Lucky Lady, Lucky Cat! I love happy tails/happy endings!
    Love the video, too!!

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  8. OMG I can just imagine how your heart had to jump practically out of your chest when you realized Alice was missing. Been there, done that, worst feeling in the WORLD!!!
    Thank goodness she is ok!!! Stay in pretty girl!

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  9. Michelle, I'm so glad you found your Alice. You and she both must've feared the worst. This is one tale (no pun intended) where I definitely wanted, and was grateful to get, a happy ending.

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  10. Kat--Thanks! I hope Alice is lucky enough to live for 21 years. I'll be sad when she goes. =O( The video was hilarious, wasn't it?!

    Diane--Thanks! Believe me, I'm so relieved. I know...I can't believe cats would hang from ceiling fans like that!

    Yvonne--Thank you. I haven't had to watch her too closely since this happened. Hopefully, it has lost its appeal for her.

    Angie and Tampa--Thank you...yes, I'm very relieved.

    Samita--Thanks! So glad she's safe at home. I know...those cats and fans. I couldn't see Alice doing that!

    Ann and Caren--Yes, it was a major scare...big sinking feeling in the stomach. Thanks!

    Ron--Thank you Ron. Yes, this story could have had a very sad ending. So glad it didn't!

    Thanks to everyone who visited today. I appreciate your support so much. <3

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  11. Hi Michelle...I'm learning! Comments are enabled for that page, now. I never even thought they wouldn't be. Thanks!

    The cat in the video is so very "Chloe". She never met a sranger or a danger. She loves and is open to everyone! In fact she "kisses" everyone, like a dog! I just had to share that, even though it isn't really her.

    It has been a very rough month!! But I am getting back into my routine...painfully...*lol*...but thankfully!

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  12. so glad alice is home safe and sound! that panicked feeling is the worst! she's so cute, by the way. :) hope her wanderlust has been sated with her overnight adventure.

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