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Pet Tip

My Cat Escaped – Pet tip 244

In order to keep indoor cats inside the house it’s important to make sure that doors and windows are securely closed. It sounds obvious but cats are creative and very determined creatures and if there is a way for them to escape, they often will. This is especially true when cat owners (correctly) make the decision to turn their outdoor cats into indoor cats.

Windows are a favourite way for cats to escape. Make sure that all of the windows cannot be opened by your cat. If a window is left open slightly, some cats will use their paws to open it more fully. If there is no screen the cat can escape right then and there. If there is a screen, with just a bit of determination a cat might be able to break though it or slide it open. All you need to do to solve this problem is get a piece of wood and put it in the track of the window. Cut the length of wood so that when you place it in the window’s track, you can only open the window a few inches. Always make sure that your cat cannot squeeze through the opening space. Then to keep the wood in the track, screw it securely into the window frame.

Owner:
Sharon Dalton
City:
Stewartstown
Province, Country:
PA, United States
Type/Breed:
Van-alike
Date of Birth:
May 17, 2002
Sex:
Female
Height:
9
Weight:
6.6
Coat Colour:
Van-like pattern in orange
Eye Colour:
Amber

Mommee rescued me from where I'd been abandoned - a little used, unpaved road through the forest, halfway up a mountain.  She said it was just 5 days until Merlin's First Bridgeday. (You can find Merlin's site in the Virtual Cemetery on this site.)  At first, she wasn't going to adopt me, but then an angel or something whispered my name - Althea - into Mommee's heart. When she looked up the name, Mommee was astounded to learn that it means "healer" - which is what I was doing to Mommee's sore heart; she also found that it's another name for the flowering shrub, "rose of Sharon" - and Mommee's given name is Sharon!  So she knew that I was meant only for her; I'm Mommee's "healing rose."
I love to sleep high up on my kitty condo, which also gives me lots  of places to do my claws.  But when I want Mommee's attention, I do my claws on her recliner while she's in it; I've taught her that this means I want to play with my favorite toy, the "bird" - bird feathers  on a string attached to a rod.  Mommee drags it across the floor & sails it through the air - and then *I* sail through the air to catch it. Mommee's astonished that I can jump *way* up in the air and flip over to catch the feathers!  My other favorite thing is to chase my big "brother," Mordred; I like to suprise him and knock him off his paws, even if he *is* twice as big as I am!
I consider myself a prinCESS, and am treated accordingly; even a scheduled trip to the doctor's has turned into a circus, as everyone wants to pet me & hold me when I ride into the waiting room on Mommee's shoulder.  And I'm a very good girl about it all, too; I just make myself right at home.  If you're nearby, though - look out!  I've been known to take a flying leap onto some unsuspecting person's shoulder!  (I like to ride on Mommee's shoulder instead of being carried; I think it's much more regal!)
 
 
 
 

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