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I have three indoor cats; two black kitties from the same litter and a tortoiseshell. We live in the woods where housepets are subject to becoming a snack for cougars, bobcats, fox, and coyotes.

Generally, my cats have no interest in going outside, but Kaylee (one of the black cats) likes to go on a short walkabout now and again, and if she goes outside then the other two figure they are missing out on something. Normally she is only outside for a few minutes or at best an hour or two.

Kaylee got out Wednesday afternoon, but I did not realize it until last night. I searched high and low last night to no avail. I put out some food which was gone in the morning, but anything could have come onto the porch and eaten it.

This morning I started looking at 5 am and made a number of forays looking for her and was resigned to the idea that she was probably gone.

This has been a horrible month, and I was thinking now the month was ending with my having lost sweet Kaylee.

I drove to the Post Office twice this morning; the first time I got back I could swear I saw her on the porch and was so excited, but nope, it was my imagination. When I came back from my second trip and was about to carry some boxes into the house I thought I saw her, dropped the box that was in my hand and ran to the porch where she was caterwauling to be let into the house!

What a blessing!! My sweet Kaylee is home!!

Here is Kaylee having a staring contest with Molly (the tortie.)

 

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You're not doing them any favors by letting them out.
 
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I am glad she came to her senses.

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Do you think she was out cattin' around ?
 

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My wife loves them but, we can't have cats anymore. I'm deathly allergic to them and they always suffer horrific deaths. We've only had 1 in the last 4 die of natural causes.
 

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I do supervised outside times usually once a day for 10-15 minutes. Gives her time to eat some grass and generally sniff things. She's pretty good at following directions and knows when it's time to go inside we go inside. Glad your catter made it back.
 

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I have three indoor cats; two black kitties from the same litter and a tortoiseshell. We live in the woods where housepets are subject to becoming a snack for cougars, bobcats, fox, and coyotes.

Generally, my cats have no interest in going outside, but Kaylee (one of the black cats) likes to go on a short walkabout now and again, and if she goes outside then the other two figure they are missing out on something. Normally she is only outside for a few minutes or at best an hour or two.

Kaylee got out Wednesday afternoon, but I did not realize it until last night. I searched high and low last night to no avail. I put out some food which was gone in the morning, but anything could have come onto the porch and eaten it.

This morning I started looking at 5 am and made a number of forays looking for her and was resigned to the idea that she was probably gone.

This has been a horrible month, and I was thinking now the month was ending with my having lost sweet Kaylee.

I drove to the Post Office twice this morning; the first time I got back I could swear I saw her on the porch and was so excited, but nope, it was my imagination. When I came back from my second trip and was about to carry some boxes into the house I thought I saw her, dropped the box that was in my hand and ran to the porch where she was caterwauling to be let into the house!

What a blessing!! My sweet Kaylee is home!!

Here is Kaylee having a staring contest with Molly (the tortie.)


Praise be. I'm glad she's home safe and sound. We've been dog and cat sitting our daughter's pets this week. Day one, after the other mother was taking care of the mid day visit we showed up for the first evening visit. No cat. WTF? Day two no cat so my wife contacted the other mother. She says she hasn't seen it. No poop in the litter pan, she says. We checked the litter pan and it's got poop in there, also food dish is empty. That cat was hiding in a rear storage room. Finally we see the cat in their front window on Thursday morning. I think she was messing with us. tom.
 

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Glad she got back home safe and sound. Cat's have a good sense of direction and usually make it back home unless they meet with trouble.

We have an 18 year old cat that used to live for the outdoors... he hated to be inside and lived off the land, so to speak. He would drive you crazy until you let him out. He was popular with the next door neighbor who loved to garden but hated rabbits. Mr. Kitty's favorite food was rabbit. Well, now that he's a senior kitty, he prefers to be inside and rarely if ever goes out.

Some cats just have to be outdoors.
 

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I just remembered something Cali-Glock. With my indoor/outdoor cats, I have a heck of a time getting them to come in when there is a full moon. "Hunter's Moon" and they want to hunt all night. If the weather is nice, they will find a safe spot outside to sleep the next day.
 

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I have a cat harness and leash for taking them out. I haven’t used it in quite some time as they don’t seem to want to go out lately. They sure love looking out the window though. I’m really glad your cat came home safe!
 
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