Monday, May 07, 2007

The Great Escape

We recently added 2 new members to our family. Their names are Romeo & Juliet (Mo and Julie) and they came to via The Princess. Turns out everyones favorite Moose is allergic. It took some time, but I talked Justin into it and we took them in. I couldn't imagine giving up Felix and if I had to I would want to know where he was going. This is why I wanted to take them. Everyone is getting along pretty well. There is still some agression occasionally, but for the most part it is working out. We have learned that they are total attention whores and love to be near us. I also learned something new this weekend. We have to watch out to keep Mo from escaping. Here is how it went down.

I am asleep, it is 2am Sat night/Sun Morning. Justin wakes me up to ask me where a flashlight is. I am really asleep, so it takes a couple of tries. Justin tells me that he was going outside for a smoke before going to bed and noticed that the back door was open. He stepped out onto the porch, turned on the light and saw Mo sitting on the edge of the porch. It is supposed to be screen in, but the last tenants destroyed it. So, Justin calls to Mo and Mo bolts around the side of the house. This is when he came for me and a flashlight. So I get him one and he heads out into the dark to look for the cat. Here I should add that Mo and Julie are both 4 paw declawed and we have a lot of feral cats in our neighborhood. So we are totally worried. I grab a can of cat treats and shake them in the time honored tradition of finding cats. Out pops Mo from under our patio furniture. I grab him, yell for Justin. We are totally relieved of course. Justin comes near Mo and Mo starts shaking. The only thing we can figure is that Justin scared Mo when he came out on the porch because Justin has become fond of the new kitties and pays them lots of attention.

Thank God cats love that "shakin sound"


The Mama said...

My cats have gone nuts for running outside lately. Spring fever or whatever....luckily they have all their claws though, so I don't worry about them too much during the day. At night though, I would panic. I'm glad you found him easy enough. To get my cats I have to bang on their food dish with a spoon, they usually come running!

Reduce-Reuse-Repsycho said...

Yes, Mo is an escapee. However, he freaks out as soon as he's outside and wants back in but gets too scared to run back in so you have to go get him. He's dumb like that.

He doesn't always respond to a shaking can of cat treats, sometimes a very odoriferous can of wet food will need to be opened and set out.

He's such a tard sometimes!