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The Happy Wanderer!! (A Cat Story)

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri

Today our indoor cat, Snickles became the happy wanderer!


I was the first one home this afternoon.  As I pulled into the driveway I looked up and saw a black cat strolling down the sidewalk in the back yard inside the fence.

My first thought was that the next door neighbor's cat was in the yard.  He does come to visit from time to time. 

But then much to my surprise I spotted the red collar that Miss Snickles wears.  I ask her what she was doing outside and more to the point how did she get out but she did not want to talk about it.

She went in the garage and straight to the door, all the while meowing at me like it was my fault!  After all she had been out all afternoon and she was cold and hungry.

She had to have gotten out into the garage when my husband was loading his van when he was getting ready to leave without his seeing her. 

I called him to tell him what had happened.  He says "How did she get out?"

My answer was "You tell me because she won't."

Tonight she is still staying away from us like it is our fault!!  I don't know why she is mad at me!  After all I am the one who let her in!


Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Oh, that is soooo cute...and she is a beautiful cat!  Funny the attitude they can have sometimes, isnt' it?

Dec 08, 2014 11:35 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2015 01:45 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Cats are such funny creatures.  I talk to my two dogs all the time.  I know they understand me but they choose to pretend that they don't.  I'm sure Miss Snickles will think twice before she becomes the wanderer again.  

Jan 05, 2015 03:57 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You don't own a cat, they have servants. Herding cats in or out is hard too!

Jan 06, 2015 03:24 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Thank goodness she didn't get too far.  Today is National Cat Question Day....maybe she will tell you!

Jan 21, 2015 11:37 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Barbara, my cats love to escape at any opportunity, but they know where the Cat Chow bag is and always come back.

Feb 01, 2015 11:44 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


After being out for most of the day . . . .  Snickels will be staying inside in the heat and air conditioning.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Feb 19, 2015 05:37 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I had a cat sitter when we were on vacation once and chased our neighbors cat for about an hour... she went inside to call me and there was our similar looking cat.  Just a case of mistaken identity. 

Feb 25, 2015 10:43 PM
Shayna Abrams
May 15, 2015 08:50 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Barbara ... cute post and thanks for the read 

Jun 28, 2015 03:49 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Barbara, our kitties have this secret life, and they often don't want to share very much of it with their humans!  Just enough to get us to feed them...

Jul 08, 2015 12:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara, having three indoor and one outdoor kitty it is always interesting the behaviors, and we have to watch our door to the garage as well one of the three loves to sneak into the garage:), Endre

Jul 16, 2015 02:41 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Sassy little girl, isn't she? I'm glad she got home safely - that's my biggest fear.

Aug 04, 2015 11:13 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Barbara, my all time favorite cat, Mr. Snowball (white blue eyed kitty) escaped and refused to come home.  He adopted two guys who lived down the street.  Oh, well.

Sep 07, 2015 06:18 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Barbara, glad nothing bad happened to your cat while she was out exploring the neighborhood. 

Sep 16, 2015 11:09 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Cats are so funny. My Aslan bolts out the door sometimes. I have to pretend to ignore him so he comes up to and I can grab him and get him inside. There are a lot of stray cats in the neighborhood and I don't want him getting hurt from fighting with one of them. 

Sep 22, 2015 11:59 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, that would be very scary to see my kitties outside!    Looking for a new post! 

Oct 31, 2015 10:45 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Barbara - they have a personality.  Just like a child she has to blame someone.

Dec 31, 2015 01:52 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Barbara Calwhite ,  Funny thing about our pets.  The yell at us about everything that goes wrong in their lives. 

Feb 19, 2016 02:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Barbara Calwhite - Thanks for commenting on my blog post this morning. I hope you'll be writing more cat stories as there are many cat lovers here on ActiveRain, i.e., Nina Hollander

This was a really good story! I enjoyed it.  

Jun 23, 2018 09:29 AM