1/29/09

my kind of "missing" cat...

It was such a nice day today, the sun was finally out, it was a warm 33 degrees outside! That's warm for us that have been stuck in the artic tundra for the last few weeks. I decided to get out early and do all my errands, get in my exercise of walking while the sun was still high and strong in the sky. Now normally when I go out and come back home my cat always, I mean always greets me at the door. Not today. He's such a friendly loving little guy. He always hears my car pulling into the driveway, runs over to the sun room watching me get out of the car, walk up the pathway, and at that point he runs to the other side of the house to the front door to greet me. No kitty to be found. I was so scared. I thought the worst....and told myself not to panic. I thought maybe he got outside? We don't let him outside because of all the coyotes we have around here. And then I remembered this did happen a couple times before and I eventually found him in my bedroom closet (he knows how to close the closet door, and for whatever reason he loves to close the closet doors and have a nap on the floor of my closet). He was not in the closet. I searched everywhere in the house, nothing. More panic came over me. I started thinking maybe he got into the back of the washing machine? You know how your mind starts thinking the absolute worst and craziest outcomes? Yeah, that's where I started thinking towards. And then all of a sudden, as I was walking down the stairs to go check out the laundry room, I looked over to the post & beams of the ceiling, over by the skylights and found this.....















Relief flooded over then a little bit of anger as it's not the safest place to be since the drop to the ground floor is a long way down. How did he get there? Upstairs in the bedroom, there is a little lookout window, that overlooks the downstairs. He jumped up onto that little railing, hopped onto the post beams and over to the windows.

This is the little opening. Crazy right? He got down fine and now, goes back and forth like it's nothing. I think everyone in this house has a bit of cabin fever lately, so maybe that's why he was feeling 'creative & daring'. So after that mini heart attack, I put away the groceries and wanted to go outside and see where my duck buddies were. Lately there have been a few ducks brave enough to kind of come close to me and say hi, but only if I feed them some treats. So, I wanted to give a few stale pieces of bread to them. As soon as I opened the slider, they heard that noise and came right over.



But as I was feeding them I turned to my left and looked at what was coming....




I had never seen this before! I was in shock and slowly, walked into the house to get my camera. I mean is this a shot or what? And if you can see in the distance, there are more crossing the little pathway heading over! And just behind that bush, by the pathway, are tons more coming over! It was so cool! I was lucky to get this shot, and wanted to feed them more, so on my way back to the house (to get more bread) a ton of them got spooked and flew back into the river. The fly-away wind they created was INTENSE!

19 comments:

  1. Cats and ducks!! Cute :-D

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  2. What's that white stuff on the ground? Haha. It's hot again. ugh!

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  3. Your cat is crazy!!! Did he got hurt on the way down? And those ducks? That's so weird! I bet they'll talk in the lake "hey there's a lady there that gives ud bread", that's wahy they all go to you!

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  4. Well that crazy cat! Lol! I'm glad you found him. I think he's just as crazy as Quincy. I can't believe all those ducks! Great picture...the poor things were probably just starving. I would be there for hours making sure each one got a piece. :)

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  5. Wow, that's nuts! Cool though too.

    I'm drooling over your header picture..MMMM

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  6. that is a lot of freakin ducks! i hate ducks... otherwise i'd think it was cute ;) the cat's cute, though :D

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  7. What a crazy cat! I would have had a mini heart attack too.

    Those ducks are nuts, but what an experience. I love when animals do stuff like that. Too cool. Glad you had your camera so you could share with us.

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  8. What clever kitty! I'm so glad your kitty was safe. Well almost safe. :)

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  9. Your pictures are incredible, and what a crazy cat you have!

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  10. Wow, I bet the cat wanted to go out to that! Very cool pics.

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  11. Awesome. Glad your cats ok! :D

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  12. Our cat once climbed a ladder and sat on the top of it and watched the traffic go by. Of course he couldn't get down by himself-so I took a picture of him before helping him down. He would also jump up on the counter to the fridge and climb in the cabinet over the fridge. He could open the door to get in, but would meow and meow until we would come to open the door to let him out. I miss my Wally.

    I can't believe those ducks! That is amazing! And a little scary in a "The Birds" kind of way :)

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  13. ah...a balmy 33 degrees. i'd love to hit that here. heck, even 30 would be nice. :)

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  14. Those are great pictures, what a cute cat (and ducks)!

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  15. I am glad you snuck some photos!! Great animal stories!!

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  16. I am the same way if I can't find my cats. The beams on your ceiling are beautiful!

    That is so cool that you had so many duck visitors...I bet they'll be coming back for more treats soon.

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  17. My cat did something similar when I used to take him home to my parents house for breaks from college. He would climb up on the second floor railing (they too have a post and beam house with an 2 story living room), and walk on it like it was nothing.

    He was also in love with the stairs, since he always lived in a 1 floor apartment. Cats are funny like that.

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  18. One day it was raining cats and dogs (excuse the pun) and our cat Pepper decided the best place to watch the rain was in a tree outside! She just sat there soaking wet and meowing like crazy but she wouldn't come down. She was way up there, so we had to get a ladder to get her down. Silly cat. She was with us for 18 years - what a character.

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  19. That's a lot of ducks!! My parents had a cat that would climb out the window of their second story duplex and chase pigeons on the roof. I can't even imagine what they were thinking.

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