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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bam is home!

Bam is home!!

Okay,most of you are not aware that Bam was living outdoors (his choice) for the whole summer.He got out accidentally (squeezed through the window) back in May-early June.I could not catch him or get him back indoors.I fed him outside and he usually hung around the house.I didn't mention this,because I know people here are against cats being outdoors.My neighbourhood is generally safe though and I wasn't worried about it,since I seen him almost daily.Also he won't go up to just anyone!

This last week I didn't see him at all.I wasn't sure where he was or where he was hiding or if something happened to him.He is fixed,so he really had no reason to wander away.But I didn't see him and the funny thing is,just today I was telling mom that soon I would be contacting "NL Pet Finder"...because this was ridiculous.

Me and mom took my daughter down to her first day at school and on the way back I seen a black and white cat run across the street.It looked like Bam and so I called out to him.He stopped and stared at me.He meowed at me,but wouldn't come over.A passerby tried to get him for me,but Bam dislikes everyone and I am the only one that can touch him.He was on my road,so I ran back to my house and got some wet food and lured him over to me.I petted him and talked to him and then I scruffed him.It was the ONLY way I could get him.I picked him up and carried him back to my house,holding his scruff...cause he squirmed (he loves being outside).

Anyway he is back.
I wouldn't mind having him as an outdoor/indoor cat IF he came back on his own...but he seems to want to be out and then not come home! So now he has to stay in...at least now,since it is getting colder.




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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 01:13 PM
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Wow, it sounds like Bam had quite an adventure! I hope he can learn to be happier living inside. Glad he's back safe and sound.

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Yeah.Hopefully he does not get out again.
I am going to take extra precautions this time.
Bam has always been a little odd though,ever since I adopted him!




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could you buy a really big dog kennel to keep him out doors in? so he can see the world but not be inside actually? he could at least be in it part of the day.

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Not in my area.
I don't have a backyard and even though this is generally a safe neighborhood (no roaming dogs,bratty kids,stray cats,not much traffic...etc)...I would not risk putting a kennel outside with him in it or even attempting to build an outdoor cage.I don't trust or like my neighbours and would fear they would do something.

I was not too worried before,cause he is not a trusting cat and won't go up to anyone,so nobody could kidnap him as he would just run away.However if he is confined.....




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Good thing you got him back. Now you can post pictures

I take Amadeus out on a harness and leash. He likes to play with the dogs and laying the sun on the deck (it's a plastic composite deck so it get hot) and in the grass.





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my kitty is indoor outdoor. He stays in the yard though.
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Good thing you got him back. Now you can post pictures

I take Amadeus out on a harness and leash. He likes to play with the dogs and laying the sun on the deck (it's a plastic composite deck so it get hot) and in the grass.
Yup,I will have to get some new ones of him.
He is not very photogenic though and sadly I only have a few of him.Thats an excuse for a photo shoot! Hehehehe...however,he is being VERY anti-social now and hiding.

I have a harness and a little leash and I was going to try with Berlin,but I need to get her spayed first.
Don't need to attract tom cats around here!




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Is he going to write about his travels? Very happy he is home. Maia only goes out on a harness and leash, I hope I can take her out again. This new vet hopefully can help her before I lose her. She is in his hand now. And God's

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Bam is going crazy trying to get back out.
He is acting like a cat in heat! Meowing loudly at the door (he is fixed by the way),he tore up the carpet next to the door trying to get out through a tiny hole I had covered,constantly in the window or in hiding.
He is avoiding me too.




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