Is there anyway to keep a cat from sneaking past you when you open the door? This past weekend, Millie gave me quite a scare. I had brought Shadow in from going to the bathroom and she somehow got past me without me even seeing her. She didn't have a collar on because she is really too small yet and she keeps getting is stuck on her mouth when i do put one on her. Anyways, it was probably and hour to an hour and a half before I even noticed she was missing because I went to give her her vitamin and she didn't come running like she normally does. I looked all over the house in all her normal hiding places and then I ran outside. I went up and down the sidewalk in front of my apartment and didn't see any kitty prints in the snow so I was really starting to get worried. (It had snowed 6-8 inches the day before and it was still below freezing out) Anyways, as I was walking back from the end of the sidewalk I saw her in my neighbors recycling bin squeezed into the corner.
The poor baby was so cold and her paws and tail were wet and dirty from the bottom of the recycling bin. I took her inside and filled the sink with some warm water and washed her paws and tail. Then I held her in a towel while she warmed up and then used the hair dryer to finish drying her all the way since I know kittens can get sick easy. She hasn't tried since that day, but she is starting to get closer and closer to the door again. I put the collar back on her and wrote her name and my number on it just in case, but I had to put it a little tighter than I would like because of her getting it stuck in her mouth. (it's not tight, but it won't slip off is she is caught on something even though it does have stretchy cord at one point to make it stretch) I'm just so scared of losing her. Even though I think as long as she sees white stuff, she won't be trying it again anytime soon!