Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cats In Hiding... Sort of

My cat once disappeared for hours. Inside the house. We searched everywhere, but to no avail. She was determined not to be found, and she wasn’t. Then suddenly...POOF...there she was. It was quite eerie, and made me wonder if cats can vanish and reappear at will.

But she was simply hiding, which is something most cats enjoy doing from time to time. And they’re usually very good at it. Except for the cats below...who are not clear on the concept of staying completely out of sight...











If they can’t see you, you obviously can’t see them...

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  1. Ooh too cute!!! Love the lil one hiding in the paper-towels. ...but this is one of the reasons I'm a dog person!

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    1. I used to have a cat that did that with toilet paper bags. Not sure what the appeal is, but she loved it.

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  2. My heart stops and my stomach does flip flops when I can't find our cat. He's an indoor cat but likes to slip out into the backyard. When he's hiding indoors, I get worried and call him. When he doesn't come running, I check outdoors. When I return back inside, there he is and I'm sure he's thinking "What's the big deal? I was just having my full day nap."

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    1. I'm still not convinced that they don't vanish and reappear at will, Cathy! They are quite mysterious...

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  3. My current cat is becoming an expert hider because he likes to make a break for the door. When he was younger he went missing in the condo. We KNEW he was in the condo because we had not been out that day. We looked and looked and never did find him. It was a pull the house apart looking. We finally agreed that he must have got out somehow. It was about 8 hours later and we decided to at least put up a missing cat sign in our building. My kids and I went and put the sign up. It took about 1 minute. We went back inside our place and THERE HE WAS! WTF? Which proves that cats can disappear at will when they really want to.

    The cats in the above pictures and actually really wanting to be found. They are just pretending. (The cat int he fridge is no doubt in peri-menopause.)

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    1. He's a ninja...lol... My daughter fostered a cat that disappeared like that and she could not find her no matter how much she searched. It took weeks before she discovered that there was a small hole in a mattress that she squeezed into and napped in.

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  4. So funny!!! I just love cats when they are at their most devious!! Hahahahaha!

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    1. That is the perfect word for them, Francie... Devious!

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  5. Love this post, LOL! HRH once managed to sneak inside a closed chest of drawers. Her muffled meows told me she was in the bedroom SOMEWHERE -- but WHERE? That darn cat!

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    1. Those darn cats can drive us to drink with their crazy feline antics! But we forgive them because they're also do darn adorable.

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  6. Oh my goodness that is funny. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome, and I hope to see you here more often :)

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  7. Yes, Martha, unfortunately most cats are quite expert at the art of invisibility, these examples notwithstanding LOL. I agree with Birdie: if you can see them, they WANT to be found! That is part of the intrigue of the cat, they share their presence with us because they CHOOSE to, not because they must... and we are their willing co-conspirators!

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    1. You are right. We think we're in charge, but they actually run the household. We are the servants!

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  8. Those are great! I wonder how the one upside down got there. My cats love to hide and they aren't good at it either.

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    1. I wonder, too. I imagine there's an opening there that's just the right size.

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  9. LOL! Those are terrific and not that unexpected if you own cats! But... the one with the cat looking out upside down from Under the cabinet!! Now that's something I've never seen before!!

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    1. Me, too! There is obviously an opening there that the cat is taking advantage of.

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  10. #2 ~~~ so cute!!!!!!!!!!

    Java timer!

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  11. oh wow- they are great. I love the lump in the bed one.

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    1. Many years ago, I had a male cat that did that. It was adorable.

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  12. Oh, so cute!!! Our cat Sophie is really good at hiding. She is really shy even though she's our biggest cat and could probably kill anyone she wanted to. Ming is always just lying on his back in the open. If you don't see him doing that, then you know he's snuck out.

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    1. They both sound adorable. I have one cat that exposes her belly without fear, which is not typical of cats. But she trusts us completely, and doesn't imagine we'd ever harm her. Of course, we never would!

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