Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
Although not common, we’ve had run-ins with runaway pets. While I would normally take every “runaway experience” very seriously, this one is a bit sweet… in an odd way.
A few months ago I woke up, fed the cats, fed the fish and started getting ready for my day. You see, I have to stay with the cats as they eat, so I usually make myself some breakfast or start doing some writing until they’re done eating. Now, when I was done feeding the cats I went to go check up on Gary.
As soon as I got into my partner’s office, I noticed the top gate on his cage was wide open and I started freaking out. My first reaction being: Gary ran away and I’m not going to be able to find him! I frantically began searching the room, looking in the closet, behind the desks, behind bins… everywhere I could think of… other than his cage!
Silly me thought: well, if his cage is open, he’s definitely going to take the opportunity to escape and explore the room, but I was wrong… well… partly wrong. After maybe a minute and a half of searching, I took a quick glance into Gary’s cage and there he was sleeping. *Phew*.
I guess he hadn’t thought to jump out, even though he’s more than capable of doing that. I immediately texted my partner, letting him know that he had left the cage door open, and let him know that Gary was safe and that he had not escaped.
About 6 hours later, when my partner came home from work, he immediately went to the office to play some video games when I get a call on skype. The conversation went something like this:
Babe, you know how you said the cage door was open this morning? Well, Gary did actually get out… and he peed and pooped all over my desk!
The incident made me laugh out loud and I couldn’t contain myself. I guess that’s our little boy. An escape artist who knows where home is. It’s good to know that if he ever escapes again, well #1 he’s able to jump to the top of his cage if he needs to and #2, it seems he knows where home is and will probably end up back there. Glad you like your home, Gary! We’re still working on getting you a taller cage though!