Yesterday morning I happened to look out of the window onto the beautiful green space across the street from us. Usually I see rabbits, squirrels and birds, but this morning there was a lovely doe walking around! We figure that she came up from around the river, and decided to take a walk on the wild side. We watched her until she turned and went on her way home. Now that was a great way to start the day!
Which brings me to the Great Cat Escape. As the weather gets cooler, especially at night; we put cat shelters in the garage and under our back porch. Generally we make them out of Chewy’s boxes and fill them with warm blankets or towels, topped with the “*cat mats” we like because they keep the cat warm all night.
I had just finished a new one, and was trying to get it out of the basement before any of the cats were around; when they hear the door opening, they like to see the outside and sometimes make a break for it. Bailey, who used to live with Mom and Dad, has a habit of escaping when he has the chance. I was having trouble getting the new cat bed out and Bailey saw his opportunity and ran outside.
Bailey being Bailey didn’t get very far, and hustled right back into the house. I think he likes a walk on the wild side now and then; but he knows what side his bread is buttered on. Even Scooter, our rescue of a few months past (he had been outside on his own for over two years), isn’t too interested in going back outside. He knows he’s got a good deal inside now. And so does Bailey.
So there you have it; we sometimes have our moments of intrigue and adventure. Of course it was only a doe and a sneaky cat, but we’ll take our adventures where they find us.
*Marunda thermal self-heating cat mat. You can find them on Amazon, and they are wonderful, especially for elderly cats or outdoor cats.