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Festus is a ROTTEN girl!!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
My little girl Festus is simply ROTTEN! We have been keeping the windows open due to the extreme heat. Once, 2 years ago, as a kitten, Festie got outside overnight. I believe it was through the window in ds's room. Recently, dh said he found her outside the same window, having escaped through an open screen. Yet I knew I had checked that the screen was latched.

Tonight, I heard a loud scratching noise in the same window. The room was dark so it was hard to see...but I found Festus halfway out the window! She may have even jumped outside and come back in. She apparently had just clawed at the latch, and unhooked it so she could go outside!

In case you don't know, Festus was born in my house to a foster kitty, and has spent her ENTIRE life inside, except her one escape as a kitten. While I live in the country, and have outside cats, and consider my yard to be fairly safe, it is not an option for Festus!

Rotten little girl!

I have latched the screen, and closed the window enough that even without the screen, the cats won't be able to get outside! Thank goodness the other screens are nailed shut!

Anyone else with little rotten kitties?!?!
post #2 of 13
Festus Marie, for shame!!

Actually, we have a very bad DOG who like to open doors and let kitties out. But to be fair, sometimes he lets them in as well, LOL!
post #3 of 13
*gasp* Festus! Shame on you!

Oh yes.. some of the windows in my house dont have screens so we keep them open just a crack. well a certain little Miss Kitty sticks her paws and head in the cracks and slowly but surly opens the window and gets out.

i was walkin my dog once at night and i was passing my house to go the other way and i heard "MIIIAWWW" and i looked up and Kitty was on the roof! it was like she was sayin "Look what I can do Meowm!"
post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
But to be fair, sometimes he lets them in as well, LOL!
That is CLASSIC

Festus marie, JC had this to comment, ""
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by catsknowme
That is CLASSIC

Festus marie, JC had this to comment, ""
Oh, JC, for heaven's sake! Please don't encourage her! The only good news about the story is that for 2 years Festie has been searching that side of the house for a way out into "freedom", and our door is on the other side of the house! LOL!

Luckily, my dog doesn't let the kitties out. But I wouldn't put it past her to follow Festus outside through the window!
post #6 of 13
Lucy likes to push against the screens until they rip, and then sneak out when we have the windows open.. she's done it to two so far in this house, and she better not do it anymore.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh, my! We don't have ac, so if Festie did that, I would have to put wire grids of some sort over the screens. I have to be able to open the windows! But she simply can't go outside.

My other boy Will was an outside cat, and now we let him inside. So he will sit outside the window and meow, wanting IN! It just gets a little crazy sometimes. He is totally trainable though, and already knows when I say, "Go to the door, Will" to go to the back door to be let in.

What are you doing to keep Lucy inside?
post #8 of 13
They sell adjustable half-screens at the hardware store for very cheap, you could get some and put them over your regular screens. Then, she can rip them to her little naughty heart's content and you're only out 10$ or something. And she still can't actually get out, she's just to the real screen. They don't look too ugly either.

Festus, you're a baaaaaaaaddd girl! And you're giving mine ideas, which is terrible since we're on a third floor!

Hope you can work it out with your escape cat. I have one too, but I've thwarted her every time. Mwahhahahah!
post #9 of 13
Awww poor Festus... I wouldn't say she's being rotten, she's just going through her rebellious teenage years! C'mon, tell me you never snuck out of the house at night while you were a teenager??? Maybe there was some really cool kitty party, that ALL the other kitties were allowed to go to, and she just knew there was NO way her Meowmy was going to let her go...
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
We do have a black tom hanging around...maybe she had a clandestine plan with him?!? Good thing she is spayed, because from what I saw this morning, he isn't! LOL!

We are a little overrun with kitties out here, but usually Will runs them off. For some reason black boy is allowed to co-exist. Now that I've had a good look at him, I'll have to get him trapped and neutered.
post #11 of 13
TomKat: Hey there gorgeous, wanna go check out the moon tonight?

Festus: I'd love to, but my Meowmy would never let me out, I'm really not that kinda girl, I am an indoor only kinda girl, you know?

TomKat: One night on the town would be good for you beautiful, c'mon, I'll take you out, we'll chase some mice, have a great time, and you'll be in before your Meowmy's even awake! What are you chicken?

Festus: No, I'm not a chicken, watch this...I can get out anytime I want to... (paws open screen, jumps to ground) See???

TomKat: Alright dollface, let's go make some memories!!!

Peer pressure....gets them everytime!
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
TomKat: Hey there gorgeous, wanna go check out the moon tonight?

Festus: I'd love to, but my Meowmy would never let me out, I'm really not that kinda girl, I am an indoor only kinda girl, you know?

TomKat: One night on the town would be good for you beautiful, c'mon, I'll take you out, we'll chase some mice, have a great time, and you'll be in before your Meowmy's even awake! What are you chicken?

Festus: No, I'm not a chicken, watch this...I can get out anytime I want to... (paws open screen, jumps to ground) See???

TomKat: Alright dollface, let's go make some memories!!!

Peer pressure....gets them everytime!
that is too true!
post #13 of 13
Oh Festus that was naughty! But you are so beautiful!
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