Hide and Seek by Skeeter
In Arkansas, a tornado ripped through a house leaving it damaged and the family’s beloved Basset hound-Blue heeler mix missing. The family checked in at the house every day to see if Pongo made it back safely. 3 weeks later, the hungry but healthy 9-year old boy made it home to a happy greeting from his family!
A cat hitched a 773 mile ride from New Jersey to Georgia on a moving van. Heathcliff was reported missing on Oct 24 of last year from Sicklerville, NJ. The cat was identified Nov 9 at Gwinnett Animal Welfare in GA, when scanned for a microchip. Luckily the orange Tabby had a microchip with all the information needed for a Volunteer group to get Heathcliff back to his owners. Wow, what an adventure for Heathcliff and what luck his owners had him micro-chipped!
The picture is of the Saints sister cat Missy. (If you click on the picture, it will enlarge so as to view it more clearly) I would not be able to see her if not for mom holding her head up! Someone gave Mom B a plastic garbage bag full of silk flowers. She plopped them on the guest bed and later in the day she noticed the bag moving. Upon further investigation, she found Missy snuggled up in the flowers in a perfect hiding spot! I bet with Minnie dog in the house, Missy wished that bag was still on the bed! Minnie has way too much energy for Missy and Missy is not happy these days. We are hoping as Minnie ages, she will loose the desires to pounce, and then Missy and she may become friends.
Cats like to find quiet dark spaces to hide. I respect their need to peacefully nap away but I go into a state of panic mode when I cannot find one of my girls. I fear they somehow have gotten out of the house and are in the wild with all the Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my! (The Saint had me put that part in, Ha) Sheba loves to play 'Hide and Seek' with me. I usually find her accidentally closed up in a closet, the pantry or under the bathroom vanity all safe and sound. Then she gives me that “Why did you open that door” look as I force her out…
Of course there was the time Skeeter had me in a severe panic mode to the tune of tears. I found him about 30 minutes later in the box springs! He had enlarged a small hole (made from one of our many relocation moves) and crawled up into the springs. I could have killed that little boy for putting me through that one! Another time he had me in tears when I could not find him. I found him on top of the refrigerator calmly looking down at me. I have no idea what compelled him to get on top the refrigerator as he had never done that before nor did he get on counter tops which he had to use in order to get up that high!
I bet Pam is like me and panics when she cannot find a missing fur baby. Or am I the only one that panics when I miss a baby? The Saint always laughs at me and says they are in the house somewhere and for me to not freak out. He says I am such a worry wart!
Who else looses their cats and do any of your dogs hide like this?
posted by Skeeter at 3/07/2008 04:02:00 PM