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Our cats are out to kill me this week. Yesterday, Jeff's mom and I… 
3rd-Jun-2009 08:19 am
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Our cats are out to kill me this week.

Yesterday, Jeff's mom and I are both in and out of the house a couple of times, and the second time I got home, I realized that I hadn't seen Copper or Ellie in quite some time, that neither of them had come out to say hi when I'd gotten home, etc. So I started looking, and looked through the house three times, and Jeff's mom looked, and we couldn't find them, and there was a loose screen in her room and a door that doesn't close very quickly, and it's been a long week, and I wigged out. Jeff came home early - it was almost time, anyhow, and he volunteered - and we found them, tucked waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up in the corner of a closet that his mom and I had both looked in. And a room that we'd spent extensive time in, calling their names, and they hadn't answered. Brats.

This morning, Copper starts going nuts and yowling her special "the world is ending" yowl at the closet in the entry way upstairs. I thought maybe one of the other kitties had gotten into the closet, so I opened it up, and Copper immediately lunged for the kitty-sized hole in the closet floor around the duct work (which we need to fix ASAP). I grabbed her, took her downstairs to where the other two were, showed her that the other two were in fact safely parked in Jeff's mom's room, and told her to chill.

Now they're all showing unseemly interest in the air return. Oy.

(And now, Marty's latest trick? Figuring out how to open that closet [the doors are those metal ones that fold out in the middle, and not very secure on their tracks.] The cat food has been relocated [that was dumb, I know] and heavy things put in front of the doors.)
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3rd-Jun-2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Mice or something in the ducts?
3rd-Jun-2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
I was wondering about that... bird or something maybe? But I hadn't thought about mice. =/ I couldn't hear anything, but that doesn't mean much.

They've relaxed since this morning and since I moved the bag of food, so that might have been it, but it's probably not a bad idea to pop the register cover and take a look for this weekend for evidence of infestations. Thanks! :)
3rd-Jun-2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
Could also be lingering scent from something thats not currently living there.
4th-Jun-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
(And now, Marty's latest trick? Figuring out how to open that closet [the doors are those metal ones that fold out in the middle, and not very secure on their tracks.] The cat food has been relocated [that was dumb, I know] and heavy things put in front of the doors.)

Grace will NOT let bifold doors like you have alone.. Little kit has scared me out of a few years by insisting on opening it and thinking about playing in the ductwork holes that go to the crawlspace.. Finally wound up both putting a hook-and-eye closer on the door to keep it closed AND putting an old, spare computer in front of it just to make sure.

Cats.
4th-Jun-2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Tipsy won't, either. The last time I had those bifold doors, I just had to accept that the door was always going to opened to a Tipsy-width. It was only my closet, so it wasn't a problem.

In my current home, my laundry door is the one that Tipsy cannot let stay closed. It's a pair of doors that just close together, so he can pop it open in under a minute. I've had to rearrange everything in there to keep him from making a mess. We tried the hook-and-eye to keep it closed, but he parks himself in front of the door when we go to bed and works at it all freaking night long. The laundry door is right outside my bedroom door, so between the rattling and the damage that he was doing to the door, I gave up. The laundry door now stays open a Tipsy-width too. :/
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