5.19.2008

Lost and Found

I know its been a while since my last blogger post. I've been hemming and hawing about whether to post here or to continue on MSN Live Spaces. I think I'm ready to make the move. Think sticking your toe in a pool, I'm about there. Plus, do you know how hard it is to get a cat in a cat carrier in order to switch blogs? So for now, I'll be double posting on here and MSN.

[Orginally posted on Live Spaces:]

Yesterday, I lost Manny for approximately 45 minutes inside my house.

I'll just let that marinate with you all for a second or two.

Ok, here's what happened. I was just minding my own business whilst doing some spring cleaning when all hell broke lose. I made the unfortunate mistake of vacuuming under the bed (aka Manny's hideout). It's not something I do often because it sends Manny into a tail spin, but I had to do it! I have allergies! I had to get rid of the accumulating dust and fur colonizing under the bed. So, of course, the minute I dragged the vacuum into the room and moved the mattress aside to do some cleaning, Manny bolted out of the room. This has happened before - usually he just finds a temporary hideout until calm returns so I didn't think much of it.

When I finished, I decided to look for Manny and make sure he was okay. I checked all of Manny's secondary hideout locations with no signs of orange fur anywhere. At this point, I enlisted The Husband's help and we looked high and low and in between but the there was no sign of Manny. I called his name, shook his treat jar, I even pulled out the laser toy thinking he would come out to play. Nothing.

I was getting a tad panicky and started jumping to conclusions. I kept thinking he snuck out of the house, even though he hates going near the front door (vet portal). The Husband took a look for him outside while I continued the search inside. I checked closets, cabinets, shelves, behind the entertainment unit - nothing. I was on the verge of hysterics when I remembered the Power of the Fancy Feast Can.

I stood in the living room, popped open a can of feast and heard the faint jingle of his cat collar (score one for the cat collar)! Oh thank the Good Lord that Manny was inside the house, but where?! As the smell wafted to Manny's little nose, I saw him gingerly come out from behind the La-Z-boy. I swore up and down to The Husband that I looked behind the chair. Baffled, I went to pick up Manny and he scooted out of my arms and ran back into hiding, which turned out to be UNDERNEATH the La-Z-boy. How he squeezed under a lounge chair, I'll never figure out. I'm just glad I didn't decide to take a nap while he was under there! Yikes!

I gave Manny a stern talking to and treat for his troubles.

More of Manny and his archives can be found @ http://manohmanny.spaces.live.com/



6 comments:

kilax said...

So should I comment here, or on msn? Since I don't have to log in here... heh heh heh.

"Vet Portal"? I love it! Ha ha. You're so creative! And so is Manny... in his hiding spots!

Does this mean you are ready for me to make you a new masthead? ;)

Nadine Hightower said...

You'll love it over here!! set it up so you get an email when people comment...I really love that feature.

Hugs!!

SuvvyGirl said...

I'm glad you're on blogger now!! I have been reading about Manny for a little over a year but my stupid computer at work (which is where I usually read it) doesn't let my comments go through correctly. You will definately get a link on my page!!

And cats are famous for hiding under lazy boys. And trust me they'll let you know if they're there when you sit down. Now I just need to teach my cat Rascal that the door is a vet portal. He's always escaping.

courtneym said...

HI!!! welcome to blogger and i love the new site!!!
i hate it when the kitties decide to play hide and seek and scare the hell out of you, that's nothing but fun!!! silly silly kitties!!!!

VENTL8R said...

I like the new digs, Gina....haven't decided if I want to start up with Blogger or not.....

VENTL8R said...

Ok, try me here...