01 June 1995

Tip of the Moment (cat in bushes)

Tip of the moment: If your cat which usually stays inside gets out, look behind the hedges.

Our cat, who has never been an outdoor cat, got out one night without our realizing until we went to bed. We did not see him and he did not come when called. As I drove around the neighborhood calling, my wife kept checking around our house. A neighbor saw her when he came home and came over to help. "When my cats get out, they usually hide in the shrubs," he said as he checked. There was our cat, hiding in the hedges beside the house. If he ever gets out again, that's where we're going to check first!

[From my "Past Tips of the Moment and Past Thoughts" page. This was the first post that started the whole "Tip of the moment" thing on my home page. I didn't keep track of the dates beyond the year, so the date is a guess.

Below you can see how I posted the tips and thoughts to my home page. — 28 May 2009]