Oh, the Cats!


More specifically, “Oh, Tubby!”

He went on a walkabout the other night. He’s extremely fond of the outdoors, and thinks himself the perfect outdoor cat. He has no front claws. He’s lived inside since he was itty bitty. I have even had to help him catch a bug before. He would not survive the outdoors long. Nevertheless, he tries to sneak out whenever he can. And the other night, he was successful.

I got home late and went straight to bed, passing out as soon as my head hit the pillow. Aaron came home after me and can attest to how deeply asleep I was – he tried to wake me up and I wouldn’t budge. As he laid down to go to bed, he realized he hadn’t seen Tubby, which was unusual. So he looked for him, he called for him, and he shook his treat jar – Tubby never appeared. Since he was clearly not in the house, Aaron took his search outside.

He wasn’t in the backyard. He wasn’t in the driveway. He wasn’t even in the front yard of our house. He had made it several houses down the road before Aaron found him! Aaron said Tubby tried to be sneaky until he realized the person coming toward him was his dad. Rather than hide or come running to Aaron for joy at being found, he took his sweet time exploring the neighborhood, happy to have his “security guard” close by. Aaron promptly picked him up and brought him inside! I’m so glad we found him… I can’t imagine how I’d feel if anything happened to him while he was out there!

The next day, I bought both Frou Frou and Mr. Tubs collars that they can wear in case they ever decide to go on walkabout again. It may be time to look into getting them microchipped, too.



  1. lorriedeck · October 18, 2016

    So glad you found him and got him home!

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  2. Amy · October 18, 2016

    Oh Tubby is right! I have had an escapee when I had cats and your heart is in your throat until you find them. Unless you are sound asleep that is. P.S. If you have children, you will never sleep so soundly again, so enjoy it while you can!

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    • Sam · October 18, 2016

      That’s what I’ve heard! But yes – my heart was in my throat just hearing the story from Aaron.

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  3. whippetwisdom · October 19, 2016

    So glad he was found and it is best to have your pets micro-chipped (compulsary for dogs in the UK).

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    • Sam · October 19, 2016

      Both of our dogs are microchipped, but the cats are not.

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      • whippetwisdom · October 19, 2016

        If your cats go outside it will be safer to have them chipped because it is easy for them to lose a collar in bushes, trees and cat fights.

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  4. lifewith3dogsblog · October 19, 2016

    Such pretty cats

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  5. Tails Around the Ranch · October 22, 2016

    Yes! to microchipping. It’s saved many a pet in our ‘hood.

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    • Sam · October 22, 2016

      Both the dogs are microchipped!! They’re the only ones I ever thought would be outside…

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