Friday, July 15, 2011

Yep, it was Quincy that I was walking...

Isn't this a sweet photo? Look at how curious he is, all big eyed and bushy tailed. Normally we take walks around eleven or midnight...but this day I thought I would try and take him for a walk to the mailbox which is only a few yards away AND during the lighter hours. He was being so brave and I proudly walked him like dog. We reached the mailbox and I proceeded to open it up. He sat like a good boy..... eyes humongous at the different sounds during the day until...that one little leaf rustled by him and was like the world had ended!

Quincy jumped so high and backed out of his leash. I didn't even know what hit me. Mail was flying everywhere, my hand now carrying an empty leash. Quincy was like a blur! I was like a blur running after him like a crazy cat lady screaming out his name, running as fast as I could after him (oh my God, I hope no one saw me). Thankfully Quincy ran straight for the condo door and tried to scratch a hole through it to get in. Lol! When I came upon him he got a little scared and ran the other direction but as fast as he turned around I opened the door and he darted in and up the stairs!

Phew! That was enough for five hair raising minutes, we both had to rest the entire afternoon after that but we survived. :)

So much for looking fashionably trendy walking my cat. I'm not doing that again for a long time.


noodlegirl said...

That is such a great pic!

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Tracey said...

He is adorable.. but I can understand his timidness... glad you both survived the ordeal and now.. stay inside!!!! Quincy can do the midnight thing,, but the daytime.. let him relax!! LOL!! You are a brave woman!!Hope your doing well and that this summer is being a good one for you! Take care, Michelle,,, have a great day!

Anya said...

Oh oh Michelle
it sound CRAZY !!!!
I am happy that you catched him.
I cannot walk with Kareltje
he want always run away
and Betsie is afraid outside.

I go at the moment
never out with both
they are indoor cats ..... lols

Have a nice weekend
Hugs from us

Kareltje, Betsie and me

Christine said...

Thank goodness you corralled Mr. Q! I had a similar experience with my Corgi ditching his collar so I went and bought a harness. I feel so much better 'cause there's no way he's getting out of that! Lol!

Elaine said...

Wow, that is a funny story. I'm glad Quincy ran into the condo after getting off the leash.

I think my Oscar would go outside if I let him but hte other two are scaredy cats. They'll remain indoor kitties.

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

yikes! Glad everyone is ok. I never heard of walking your cat till I watched some cat show on animal plant a few weeks ago. Sounds like a good idea but I think after reading this sticking to night time is a much better idea.

Connie Lou said...

Way too funny! I know how kitties are, never know when they are going to surprise I write, one of mine is knocking down the baby gate that keeps her in..LOL!

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

OMG! I tried the same thing with my indoor kitty, Taj! I literally had a heart attack when he somehow backed out of his leash!! Luckily I caught him....too scared to give it another go!

TeresaR said...

I'm so glad Quincy is safe!! Extra big smooches for the silly guy. xo