Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Great Escape

that didn't succeed

LAst night Putih attempted her great escape. She very quickly stepped into the corridor when one of us opened it to water the plants.
She is always seated like this or she hangs around the door behind the grills to look at the corridor. We had often wondered what she was looking at.

It was fortunate that once she was outside, she merely walked although very quickly. I learnt from before (when my rainbow kitty Totoro decided to go for a walk by himself), never to run after a cat as it would only scare them into running. She looked at the plants and snooped about. I had to stop myself from yelling at her to stop but I knew that once she gets to the staircase, she may make a run for it. So as she walked towards the staircase, I managed to scoop her up. It surprised me that she didnt struggle very much nor did she try to scratch or bite me. I guess she was in shock to be scooped so unceremoniously. 

Of course she had time-out in her cage with the blanket thrown over it. It calmed her down somewhat. I told her sternly that such behaviour will not be acceptable and she needed to listen more carefully to all of us.Of course I think she may be more than bored and only wnated to look at the corridor for real. 

She has not allowed any of us to touch her at all and she would only tolerate small sniff at our hands. I had thought of teaching her to walk with a harness and leash later but mayebe I will have to do that sooner now.

All in all we were all relieved that she is safely back with us and will now make sure that she is nowheer near the door when we water plants.


meowmeowmans said...

Wow, Putih let you pick her up! Amazing! We bet she just wanted to explore the corridor a bit.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Little Putih is obviously still a little conflicted about being an indoor cat as opposed to an outdoor cat. It will probably take a little longer for her to be comfortable with her new situation. But the fact that she let you pick her up is such a good sign. If I tried to do that with Bibi when he does a Houdini, there would be blood...

Hugs and Purrs,
#1 and the Chans

Eileen said...

maybe Putih was just seeing how things are outside knowing that her new home is just what she really wants. Stay home Putih! Meow from Jessica