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Curiosity killed the cat ...

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porridgewithblueberries Sun 31-Mar-13 22:38:18

Well, I don't want killed stories, but mine make me laugh. I have one elderly cat and two quite young kittens. I was cleaning out the loft today and there is a ladder leading up to it. Left it there for five minutes and returned to see two little faces peeping out at me - they'd gone up the ladder into the loft! grin

They also go in next door's rabbit hutch, have a sniff then as soon as the rabbit goes towards them run off in terror!

Who else has curious cats?

pigsDOfly Mon 01-Apr-13 01:26:25

Not my cat now, but when I was a teenager (a long time ago) we had a gorgeous tortoiseshell cat. She wasn't very big but was into to everything.

We'd had some work done on the house (gas pipes, I think) that involved lifting quite a number of the floor boards on the ground floor. After the workmen had left for the day we realized that we hadn't seen the cat for some while. Putting two and two together my DF went around the house listening to the floor and eventually picked up the sound of plaintive mewing from somewhere down below.

Although we could hear her it was quite difficult to locate her, so my poor DF ended up lifting most of the floor boards that had been nailed down just a few hours previously before finding our little cat, head and whiskers covered in cobwebs, looking surprising pleased with herself. My DF then had to replace all the floor boards whilst the cat, realizing there was a way out when she needed it, kept making a desperate bit to get back down there again. Knowing how much my DF adored her she no doubt thought he would just come back when she wanted to be rescued and pull all the floor boards up again.

starsandunicorns Mon 01-Apr-13 02:30:33

Grew up with four cats. One used to get stuck up tree a sliver birch that swayed in the wind she would climb to the top branchs and then mewow till dad got a ladder to get her down. Every week. Same cat used to nose about in dads shed that had lots of modeling glue etc ( dad would build model planes) he went away for a few days we couldnt find her thought she was dead.

Dad comes home opens shed cat floats out as so high on splite thinners etc it took a week for her to.recover.

after that she began to sniff exhsust pipes of cars she would stuff her face in the hose for ages and had a perm ring of oil or somthing around her face she lived till she was 16 !!

LisaMWill Mon 01-Apr-13 03:07:02

Where do I start.... Sat on a lit candle, climbed a ladder whilst my dad was cleaning the upstairs Windows, cue my dad climbing down the ladder with the cat under one arm. Again stuck under floorboards, fell off the kitchen roof chasing a flying magpie. I'm sure there are more, Lived until she was 19 though!

QuietTiger Mon 01-Apr-13 11:56:23

Mine used to sit on the edge of the bath and bat at the bubbles. Until the day she fell in. I didn't know cats could walk on water!!

issey6cats Mon 01-Apr-13 16:08:10

my two tuxies are brother and sister boy tux we lived in a bungalow at the time when he was 8 weeks old heard this plaintive meowing coming from the bathroom, he had managed to slip into the toilet stood there meowing but too dim to work out how to jump out again, a week later i walked into the bathroom and somehow his sister had managed to jump on the top of the walk in shower cubicle and landed the other side of the glass therefore trapping herself in there.

same girl tux used to sleep on top of the tv get so relaxed she used to fall off

several times have managed to lock half suiamese thug in the cellar as he will follow me down there and not come back up, he ends up down there longer because he dosent meow to come back out

shallweshop Mon 01-Apr-13 16:14:21

Our Bengal is very curious. I was cleaning the kitchen floor and moved one of the kick boards - didn't realise he had snuck under the units until I heard his meowing a few minutes later. I couldn't work out where it was coming from at first and then realised. He came out covered in cobwebs.

Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Apr-13 16:17:23

Sparkling Cat gets in the car whenever the door/boot is left open. I was going to the tip the other day. i had loaded the boot up, got in to drive off and she was lay on the back seat. hmm

Also, when the washing machine repair man came he pulled the machine out. She dashed behind it for a nose and came out literally dripping with cobwebs. blush

DontCallMeBaby Mon 01-Apr-13 20:22:50

One of mine got up into the loft a couple of weeks ago - I'd gone up for something but got distracted, and the next thing I knew a little face had popped up above the hatch. He had a lovely time trying to figure out where the bird noises were coming from (starlings, I'd also rather like to know where they are), before realising cats apparently can't climb DOWN ladders. I had to go and get DD back from her friend's house to help, and put him in his carrier to get down - getting one 40yo woman with a frozen shoulder, and a 5kg annoyed cat in a box through a loft hatch is ... interesting.

Curiosity nearly DID kill his brother when he decided to check out the boot of the car just as DH slammed it shut. blush

StuffezLaBouche Mon 01-Apr-13 21:49:33

When I was a kid we had about a thousand cats who bred on our farm. All lived in my dads workshop, he claimed to hate them but I know he put down food for them every day.

One of the kittens somehow crept into our car engine. We pulled over during a longish trip because I could hear it meowing... Very, very lucky it survived! Very special kitten actually - born to 2 plain parents but he had Siamese colours.

crazydrunkevilhamster Thu 04-Apr-13 16:17:23

When my first was on his first adventure outside he got stuck up a huge tree surrounded by bushes in my neighbours garden , Took us ages to realise where he was as it was pitch black & he is grey grin
Dp had to fight his way through the bushes & up the tree grin

QuackQuackChicken Thu 04-Apr-13 18:16:00

Our cat climbed the ladder that we'd left in the bathroom. It was up against the wall and as he climbed, he unbalanced it and came tumbling down, bringing the ladder smashing down onto the toilet! The toilet lid broke in two and he looked very sheepish!

HarrietSchulenberg Thu 04-Apr-13 18:26:55

Mine takes over the TP climbing frame den in the summer. Goes in up the ladder and growls at dses if they try to get in. I wouldn't mind but he's a fat b*st*rd and he's making the frame sag, although that could be more to do with metal fatigue (frame is ancient).

PoppyWearer Thu 04-Apr-13 18:29:58

I have an old-lady cat, now too old/regal to jump on worktops or jump over stairgates, but she is still obsessed by our loft, and will go up there at the slightest chance.

We shut her up in the loft overnight once, in our old house, before we realised she could climb up there, and the loft stank of her pee after that.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 04-Apr-13 18:50:36

When I lived at home the original lone at got in the Aga service mans van and spent a night in it in Cambridge- he brought her back the next day. As she just turned up in the farmyard one day we suspect this how she arrived with us in the first place.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:26:41

Our cat checks all kick boards for week points he can prise open with his paws.

He got locked in the car last year. If it had been earlier in the day I don't think he would have survived.

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