Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #5 - Why I Shouldn't Run Outside in the Snow

I love going outside - that's no secret. Who wouldn't? There's mice and birds and squirrels and all sorts of good smells and things to do and eat!

Lately Mommy and Daddy haven't been letting us out as often, something about it being cold out and snowing. I keep telling them that I've got floofy fur and tufts in my toes - I'll be fine.

Yesterday I ran out of the front door before Mommy could stop me - and I ran and romped and played. But there was a little problem with my plan, Mommy and Daddy had to go to work and so they weren't home to open the door for me when I wanted to come in.

So here's my 13 reasons why it's not a good idea to run out the door:

1. When Mommy says it's snowing, it means bits of very cold water are coming down from the sky.

2. When Daddy says it's cold out it means that it's under 30 degrees.

3. I got pine pitch in my pants because I hid under the pine tree to stay warm.

4. I sat by the front door for hours hollering for Mommy or Daddy (that's what the neighbor said).

5. Since we're not allowed outside in winter, Mommy had Daddy take away the little shelter under the deck (the birds and squirrels were making a mess of it), so I didn't have a warm place to hide.

6. There aren't many mice or other creatures to hunt on a snowy day - they all stay in their homes (like I should have).

7. I missed my warm kitty cups where I sleep during the day and I couldn't get eat my crunchies or have any water.

8. I had to hide behind our little spruce tree when it got really windy.

9. I got burs in my tummy fur from running around in the weeds.

10. I just know that my brothers were inside doing all the things that I should have been doing, (you know napping, eating, playing).

11. Mommy and Daddy worried all day - they even asked the neighbor to check and see if I was ok.

12. I got all my floofy furs dirty trying to crawl under the wood pile to stay warm.

13. My Mommy had to leave work early to come home and rescue me, cause she was very worried.

I'm sorry Mommy and Daddy. I promise to at least try and listen to you next time!


P.S. I'm sure he already got one, but I'd like to give my special golden rose to Dante, he's so dashing!


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Pearl, what a horribul ordeal! We'z glad yoo is okay. Now, don't do it again.

Dragonheart said...

I agree, you shouldn't run outside in the snow! I am glad that you are okay. Outside is a very dangerous place! I only go outside on my harness when it's warm out. Otherwise, it's just not safe out there!

Parker said...

Yikes! Don't do that again! I am glad you are OK now!

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Oh no Pearl, have you warmed up yet? Stay inside where it is warm and snuggy sweetie, its cold out there!!

Tybalt said...

Oh, Pearl, please never do that again! I am so very glad you were ok and that your mommy rescued you.

Tesla said...

oh pearl! what an adventure. i'm so sorry it was so scary and terrible. I'm sure you'll listen to your beans now. Or, at least for a while.


jenianddean said...

Oh my goodness Pearl! I'm so glad your mommy came home and rescued you. I'm sure they were worried sick about you. I hope your mommy was able to clean your beautiful fur.

Stay inside and keep your toesies warm!
-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Its OK, you obviously learned your lesson and you won't be doing that again! I personally am askeered of snow. Just seeing outside the window is weird.


Daisy said...

Oh Pearl! What a scairty experience you had! That was a very hard lesson you learned I am glad you are safe and warm now.

MoMo said...

Oh dear, I am so happy you are alright now. Please don't do it again. Stay inside and keep warm in winter.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh my gosh, stuck out in the snow! So good that you had lots of treats and nice warm tea here with me to help you make it till the beans rescued you! the rose looks so pretty on your black papers. Thank you for coming and making the tea party such a happt time! XOXOXOXO Miss Peach

Fat Eric said...

*Gasp* what a terrible experience! You could have been FROZEN!!! Your humans could have come home and found a little frozen kitty. That is a furry scary story. Please stay inside in future where it is warm!

PS Did your brothers laugh at you through the window??

Kimo & Sabi said...

WOWY - that wuz no fun! Mommakitty says anything below 70 degrees is COLD!

michico*Adan said...

Don't go outside for sure~~~~
Inside is very safe, outside you are in very dangerous zoom~!!!!

Glad you are ok~!

Sassy Cat said...

I have talked to ya before about running through the door and headin outside! Ya must not do that. I bet you scared you mom so much. I hope ya had enough fur on your feet to keep ya warm enough until your mom got home.

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Oh Pearl, I would be honored to accept a rose from such a lovely lady as you. Thank you very much for sharing such a wonderful gift with me (*picks up and kisses the back of Pearl's front paw*). I am most honored.


me...Fat Eddy said...

Those are all very wise reasons not to run outside in the snow and here's another one that my friend Marble found out. "Sometimes in the snow in winter, you cannot find your way back from a long walk until more than 60 days later". You could freeze your ear tufts off. Yup, you could.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

It is not cold here yet, and we never get snow, so i can run out whenever I want to.