Monday, April 26, 2010

A Narrow Escape

GEORGE

Max and I almost escaped last night and we got in trouble, but it wasn't our fault. I'll tell you how I know this.

Mom opened the deck sliding door about 5" for some fresh air and didn't see that the screen door wasn't closed all the way. Well, I saw my opportunity and naturally I took it. I walked out onto the deck and Max followed me. It was dark and spooky, but the fresh air smelled wonderful.

Then suddenly a light came on.

MAX

Mom was sitting across the room watching TV and when the motion detector deck light came on she looked up just in time to see my tail disappearing out the door. She sprang up (pretty spry considering her age and bad back) and ran over to the door shouting "Max, get back in this house!"

I had barely made it out the door when I heard her shouting, so I turned right around and ran back in. Mom was surprised to see George come in after me 'cause she didn't know he was out there first! So you see, it wasn't MY fault. I was only following George.

GEORGE

Well, it wasn't MY fault either! I wouldn't have walked out if the screen door had been closed.

Then this morning Mom told Dad he needed to have a talk with his sons about going out, but after I explained everything, even he agreed it wasn't our fault. He said it's partly Mom's fault and partly his fault 'cause the screen door is broken and he hasn't fixed it yet.

Just so everyone understands it's not OUR fault.


Note to readers: Because I'm paranoid about them getting out, this is why our cats wear ID tags, just in case. All were microchipped at their shelters except George, since they didn't do that back then.

24 Comments:

At April 26, 2010 4:24 AM, Blogger The Island Cats said...

You two are totally blameless!! It's definitely the humans' fault! What do they expect a curioius mancat to do when one sees an open door?? But we're glad you came back inside quickly!!

(our mom makes us wear collar and tags for the same reason.)

 
At April 26, 2010 4:38 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

Yep, definitely not your fault!

 
At April 26, 2010 5:17 AM, Blogger Kea said...

This definitely is your humans' fault. Time to get the screen door fixed so your mom doesn't have heart failure!

P.S. We're very impressed you actually listened to her and came back in!

 
At April 26, 2010 6:03 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

We are also very impressed that you listened to your the Mom. Ours won't let us go outside either, just on the screened porch. She even put up an extra layer of plastic fencing just to make sure we wouldn't crash through.

 
At April 26, 2010 6:27 AM, Blogger The Paw Relations said...

When will humans understand that nothing is our fault. Evern if it is our fault then it's their fault that it's our fault! Simple really.

 
At April 26, 2010 7:03 AM, Blogger Simba said...

Oh THANK GOODNESS for the motion detector light. We have one too.

Mom is much more worried about the possibility of me escaping when it is dark or near dark than in the daytime. She feels in the daytime they can see to look for me, and that I would be better at getting home myself.

GOOD you came back in!

 
At April 26, 2010 7:14 AM, Blogger The Creek Cats said...

Yep, you guys are totally not at fault!

 
At April 26, 2010 7:38 AM, Blogger Busby and Raymond said...

We are amazed that you listened to your Mom and came back inside the house! We have a feeling that the screen door will be checked from now on before the slider is opened.

 
At April 26, 2010 7:57 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Well of course--you were just checking to make sure that open door didn't offer any dangers to your humans right? I think you are HEROIC.

 
At April 26, 2010 8:06 AM, OpenID chezcat1970 said...

Of course it's not your fault--humans need to be more careful, that's all! Thank goodness for that motion detector light and your tags! We wear tags for that reason, too!

 
At April 26, 2010 8:45 AM, Blogger AttieCattie said...

i am gwad you guys went back inside to your mommeh! but i sees how nuffing is your faults.
~Baby Audwey

 
At April 26, 2010 9:24 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Nope, not yoor fawlt. Dad shoulda fitzed da screen and mom shoulda noticed it wasn't closed...yoor taking advantage of it is not wrong at all!

 
At April 26, 2010 9:56 AM, Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

We Cats are never at fault. It's kind of a law.
Though we are glad you both skedaddled right back inside!
xx Lounge Kats

 
At April 26, 2010 10:13 AM, Blogger TK said...

I agrees, this was absolutely not your fault!
We has chips too even though we not go out without our harnesses. I wished my chips tasted like temptashuns.
TK

 
At April 26, 2010 10:51 AM, Blogger Amy and The House of Cats said...

Hey, you saw an opportunity and you took it - we totally understand! We never go out, so we might have done the same thing - just to take a look around.

 
At April 26, 2010 1:02 PM, Blogger Max said...

It's always the peoples' fault! You think they'd know that by now!

 
At April 26, 2010 1:57 PM, Blogger Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

We want to go be creatures of the night too, and we're waiting for the opportunity to arise.

 
At April 26, 2010 5:33 PM, Blogger Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Yay for the automatic light coming on so mommy saw you and got you back inside quick!

 
At April 26, 2010 5:59 PM, Blogger Derby, Ducky said...

Yeah it is nice to get out, but doesn't happen here very often either. Mum is too careful.

 
At April 26, 2010 6:03 PM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

At least you came back in when Mom yelled. Our Mom understands her fear!

 
At April 27, 2010 7:32 AM, Blogger The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Can never deny an open door! We are never allowed at as we have all sorts of creepy monsters lurking around! Possums, Raccoons, Bears, Skunks, etc...

 
At April 27, 2010 9:19 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Mom was scared for you!

 
At April 28, 2010 8:03 PM, Blogger Ayla and Iza, said...

Max, we do love ta watch the TV when there is animals on it,

 
At April 29, 2010 5:23 PM, Blogger Baby Patches said...

You just wanted to takes a stroll out on da deck and breathes da fresh airs, its not your faults at all! MOL

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs

 

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