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All hail the Japanese......

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cozietoesie Sun 31-Mar-13 14:26:18

As y'all know, Seniorboy is a very elderly housecat. I think he went outside once in 1998 for 20 seconds when my Mom left the yard door open, but that was it.......until last night.

I went to put out garbage and the little blighter slipped through the Storm Door. I was in dressing gown and slippers and he hadn't a flipping clue what to do - just skipping around in the front garden and next door's.

So I'm busy panicking when I look up the street and (I kid you not) a bunch of young Japanese are walking down towards me. (5 or 6 of them.) I live in a semi university area I must admit.

I just yelled 'Seniorboy, Seniorboy ' and one of the Japanese bowed a little to me, went in to next door's garden, picked up Seniorboy by the scruff of his neck and gave him to my arms. And bowed again.

As I said - All Hail. (He's on his electric blanket now and doing a 'butter wouldn't melt in his mouth')

out2lunch Sun 31-Mar-13 14:29:58

is this your siamese?

cozietoesie Sun 31-Mar-13 14:33:25


out2lunch Sun 31-Mar-13 14:37:03

thought so - mine does the skipping around in next doors garden too

cozietoesie Sun 31-Mar-13 14:38:19

I confess to wondering whether he would have rescued- say- The Lodger. (Not that The Lodger was ever one to need rescuing.)

RedwingWinter Mon 01-Apr-13 21:38:42

That's brilliant! What a polite way to bring the cat back - and so glad you got him back.

StuffezLaBouche Mon 01-Apr-13 21:43:36

What a great story!! It's awful when it happens, isn't it? You get horrible visions of them sprinting off into the sunset without a backwards glance, or in front of cars.... So glad these kids were the to bring him back! :-)

sashh Tue 02-Apr-13 04:49:40

Domo arigato to the Japanese.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 02-Apr-13 14:42:51

You will have to start putting the rubbish out in full make up and smart dress.

Little tinker.

cozietoesie Tue 02-Apr-13 15:42:40


You're right. Or at least I'll have to make the dressing gown a slithery silk one and not a 'winter creation'.

Lonecatwithkitten Tue 02-Apr-13 16:30:45

Cozie I have just realised you live in the US after reading your post. I haven't heard the term stormdoor in a very long time - you whisk me straight back to 1997.

cozietoesie Tue 02-Apr-13 16:41:04

Not so, Lone. We have them in Scotland also!


Lonecatwithkitten Tue 02-Apr-13 19:34:32

Oh, but yard, garbage and storm door really suggested US. I am aware of them in the far north some of my family live on an Island of the Shetland mainland so storm door essential there.

cozietoesie Tue 02-Apr-13 20:03:10

Oops - keep forgetting some of my language. (Spend time on some US boards.)


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