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Friday, May 27, 2005

All creatures dim and small

Brooke just got home from her allergy shot. Muggle was sitting on the back step. Muggle is an indoor cat. You might say to yourself, “How would Muggle have gotten to the back step if he’s an indoor cat?” I would interrupt your private conversation and tell you that Muggle has a habit of breaking out of the house via window screens.

Earlier this season, I repaired two screens by removing the framing, resecuring the screen, and nailing down a new piece of screen bead. Both are screens that Muggle used to make a break for it. A third escape screen was so damaged that I’ll need to have a whole new 50x30inch piece of screen cut for it. Each time, we have come home to find him on the doorstep, though he has not consistently appeared at either the front or back door.

This time, he wasn’t alone. Joining him on the back step were a dead vole and a pile of vomit. He broke out of the bathroom window, ate grass, killed a vole, puked up his breakfast, and sat there waiting for Brooke. When she opened the door, he dashed in for more food.


Muggle the Indoor Cat


6 Comments:

At 1:25 PM, Blogger portia said...

This is why I recommend to all and sundry that you simply have outdoor cats. Jason, our outdoor cat, does all that killing/puking/etc., but it's proven remarkably easy to prevent him from dashing *inside*. Which he sometimes wants to do when we open the windows in the den. To prevent this, say: "Jason, NO." And he turns tail and flees.

Still, poor upset tummy, volicidal Muggle. :(

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger PPB said...

poor kitty. and poor you, chasing him. mine have no desire to venture into the great wild, but they do have an insane desire to exit my apartment and visit my neighbors. at least it does not involve homicide or vomit.

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger frog said...

Ew.

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Princess of Cybermob said...

I like Muggle. I like all mischievous cats! :-p

 
At 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vole nothin'. My cat caught a rabbit. And I'm not talking tiny baby rabbit. This was at least an adolescent rabbit.

I helped it escape because luckily it was only sort of injured.

I hope your dude has all his shots, if he's going to keep making his great escapes.

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Shelli said...

go muggle! QUincy is SOOOOOOO jealous! :)


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