Monday, February 25, 2008

Man Cat Adventure

It was such a busy Friday (and weekend) that I didn't have a chance to tell the story of my big adventure Thursday night (well, that and Mommy was kinda freaked out about it!).

Thursday night, after Mommy and Daddy went to bed Georgie kept whining and running around the sun room. They kept yelling at her to be quiet and go to bed - which she eventually did. But she kept doing that, all night long. So needless to say Mommy and Daddy didn't get much sleep.

Friday morning Mommy woke up and started rounding all of us up for breakfast. She got Bert up from his bed and said good morning to Pearl then she started looking for me (which is a bit strange because I usually have to wake her up). Mommy started looking downstairs and Daddy started looking under the bed (another favorite hiding place). Finally Mommy started to panic - then she heard Daddy holler "Oh Cr*p!" as he ran for the front door.

Daddy opened the front door and starts calling for me, and I came running across the yard from under the big pine tree next door. I was so happy to see that they had finally opened the door! George had been right all along, there was something trying to get into the house all night - me!

So Mommy and Daddy picked me up (and Mommy was crying a lot!) and checked to see if anything was cut or broken or frozen. Happily it had been a fairly mild night (only down into the 20s) and I found a good place to curl up under the tree that didn't have much snow. I did scratch my pads a bit, Mommy is guessing that I tried to paw the screen door too much, but that was it!

Then Mommy started getting mad at Daddy, asking him why he let me out without telling her about it. He said that he had opened the basement door for a minute to check on a strange sound before he went to bed and that I must have gotten out without him seeing (which is a bit hard given the fact that I am 16 floofy pounds of kitty!). Since it's winter and we don't go out very much when it's so cold, Mommy didn't do a head count before bed - so no one but the dog realized that I was missing all night.

In the end everything was fine - Mommy called the V-E-T and they said just to keep an eye on my pads and also the tip of my tail and ears for any signs of frostbite (I had a little snow on my tail, but my ears were nice and warm when I came home). So I just ate a big breakfast (which was twice what I normally get since they both felt so bad) and went to sleep on the big bed, which is where I should have been all night long!

They keep giving me extra stinky goodness because they feel guilty - they don't know it, but I already have, of course it doesn't mean that I'm not going to take extra food!

- Jake

PS - Thank you all for such wonderful Birthday wishes - Bert and Mommy both had super days!


michico*Adan said...

What a day, What a night!!!!
I am so glad you are all doing ok!!

Please ask your mommy don't sad, right now everyone is ok then that is OK :>

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Well, I am glad you kept warm. Not quite the night to go out adventuring, was it?

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

Oh Jake! How scary and cold in the snow! I'm glad you are such a big fluffy mancat! I will teleport over and cuddle with you to make sure you are nice and warm! ~purrs and nosekissies Queen Snickers

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goldenshade said...

Wow!!! What a night! I had many an adventure out of doors this winter but I have never stayed out all night. Whew, at least you warm and with a full belly. Have a good sleep. Let us know if you saw anything interesting out there after you are well rested!


Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Oh wow Jake - what an adventure. Sometimes the beans should listen to the woofies. We kitties may not like them but sometimes they do have their uses!

Hello my lovely Pearl! Did you have a nice weekend? I hope enjoyed the dog cookies I brought you. It's very warm here today - 65! Want to teleyport over and cuddle in a sunbeam?

Your pirate,

jenianddean said...

Oh Jake! We are so happy that you are ok! One of us getting outside is our mom and dad's biggest worry. I hope your little pads are getting better.

Please tell Bert and your mommy Happy Birthday for me! Sorry it's late, but Mom and dad were out of town, and turned the computer off so I couldn't go around blogging all weekend.

Take care and stay warm!
-Jasper McKitten-CAt

Parker said...

Holy Cr*p!!
Jake, buddy, I'm glad you are OK!
I bet there are nosecounts at your house now!

Daisy said...

Oh Jake! What a scairty adventure you had. I cannot even imagine being Outside all night long. Thank goodness you are safe and sound.

The Furry Kids said...

Holy smokes! You were out all night?! Your mom and dad should've listened to George. Us dawgs always know what's going on. heh
I'm glad that you're ok and that you got lots of love and snacks. And I'm a little jealous that you got to be outside. I would love to be outside all night. That would totally rock!


Tybalt said...

Wow, Jake! I'm glad you are ok!

Fat Eric said...

Oh Jake! What a scary experience! Lucky you are a big tough floofy mancat like me or you might have been FROZEN!!! I bet there is lots of counting every evening now!

I am allowed to go out sometimes but not at night.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What a scary night!! At least you didn't wander too far away. The Women get so upset about these things and always blame the men.


Java's Coffee House said...

How excitings! I'm glad you are ok though. Looks like doggies can be useful for something.

Eric and Flynn said...

What a skeery avenchur Jake. We are allowed out in the garden when it's dark, but we haf to come in when the Beans go to bed. We're glad all yer floof kept you warm and you are all right.

Asta said...

How vewy scawy!
Thank dog you'we OK!!! I'm glad Georgie twied to tell them..and I'm so vewy happy that it wasn't a supew cold night..
I think youw Mom must be cwying teaws of joy!
smoochie wawming kisses

MoMo said...

I am sooooo glad you are OK. I stay out all night every night in summer and even most winter nights but it is never very cold where I live.

Gee, you are twice as heavy as I - I am only 8 lbs.

I bet next time George whinges at night your parents will pay more attention

PKPWV said...

Wow Jake-were you scared? We would have been!!! Glad you're ok and we hope you didn't get too cold out all night! And you see doggies are good for something!!!

Kodak, Winton and 3 Perf

Tesla said...

Ohhh nooos yoo gots out! and the doggy tried to tell everyone?!

I'm sorry about that, but, i'm happy yoo got such good foods!

Mickey said...

That was quite an adventure Jake!!! I am glad you are safe and warm though. I hope you got spoiled too :)
Purrs Mickey

Derby said...

Goodness to spend the cold night outside in the snow. Glad you are back inside and warm.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh my goodness Jake! How scary! We are glad you are okay! We are very happy to be indoor-only cats (except on our harness or in our stroller). We don't think we'd survive as well in the cold as you did!

Jan said...

Oh, what a terrible adventure. You could have frozen out there? Guess this means you don't have a cell phone either. It would be so much easier to phone home with one, wouldn't it?

Glad you're okay.

jans funny farm

Alasandra said...

Silly beans they should have listened to George.

I sleep outside sometimes, but only when it is really nice outside. Mommy is always annoyed when I decide to go AWOL at supper time. ~Socks

PS: The girls would never dream of sleeping outside.