Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

People say that the first thing you do in the New Year is a sign of what you'll be doing all year.  If that's so, then this is not going to be a good year for Louis.

That's him trapped between the back door and the storm door.

I can explain.

I was half awake this morning when Libbi woke me up because she needed to go outside.  So I stumbled to the back door, let her out, and then slammed the back door shut because it's 19 degrees outside today. As I was fixing my cereal, I heard an odd scratching noise.  I walked out to the laundry room, didn't see anything, and walked back to the kitchen.  Heard the scratching noise again.  Walked back to the laundry room.  Concluded it must be squirrels on the roof, and went back to my cereal.  Heard the noise again.  "What the hell is that noise?" I said to Gracie.  Then I saw Louis's furry little head pop up.  Poor Louis.

Despite his look of sheer terror in this photo, he's none the worse for wear and tear.

Happy New Year, y'all.


  1. LOL Love the fact that you had to get a picture of him before you opened the door. I would have done the same thing.

  2. Julie, I said, "Hang on, Louis! I gotta get a pic of this for my blog!" I'm sure he was delighted at having to be trapped for another couple minutes while I grabbed my phone. LOL

  3. Oh, no, poor baby! And how did the outside of your door look?

    Unbeknownst to me my Huw kitteh got outside this fall when I was shellacking the outside of my back door. He really did a number on the finish, from just under the window down to the corner just above the doorstep. What does Louis' artwork look like?

  4. Kate, I thought it would be all scratched up, but it wasn't. I think he was just jumping/sliding up and down between the two doors. There's some fur on the metal door, but that's it. Oddly, he didn't meow at all or I would've figured out sooner that he was stuck in there!

  5. Looks like Louis' horoscope for 2013 will be: Avoid rock and hard place. glad he's OK!

  6. This reminds me of accidentally shutting my first cat in a kitchen cabinet he was, unbeknownst to me, exploring. Guilt.

  7. Maybe you should show Charlie this scone picture to let him see what he missed:



    I don't know what's in the little black jar - jam, maybe?

  8. Karen Anne, doesn't that look delicious?? I'll show that to him next him he's over here, but I doubt it'll sway him. lol