Sunday, September 26, 2021

Peaches disappears from Motel Room

Petulant Peaches the cat, here. I scared Mom Carol to death this week! (she deserved it).  Mom Carol did not know I was an escape artist. As you can see I am NOT a happy cat today. Well here's what happened.  She dragged us away from our happy home into some thing cold and sterile called MOTEL.  She said something called "plumbing work" meant she had to leave her home for a night...but
did she have to take US?  Well she DID take us against our wishes.

She let us out in a strange room we'd never seen before. I spent the night guarding the food supply. 

Well someone has to do it, since Paprika was cowering in the bathtub in her carrier.

After a while I tried to go under the bed but there was NO "under the bed" being as how something called a "platform" was there instead. UNFAIR TO CATS!

I thought I could get under the bed this way but I could only get this far. Unfair!

Finally I had my chance.  The human LEFT the motel room.  Did you hear that?  She left us ALONE in that weird room. While Paprika continued to "cower in corners" I saw my chance to ES-CAPE!

When my human returned to the motel room an hour later, SHE'D LEFT TWO CATS BEHIND BUT FOUND ONLY ONE CAT when she returned.  I had disappeared ENTIRELY.

Mom Carol was hysterical that only one cat was there when she had left two cats.  She called and called me but Paprika kept coming up to her.  I was nowhere to be found.  She looked 10 times all over the bathroom, opened up all the drawers repeatedly, looked behind the fridge.  NOTHING.

She was sure someone had seen me, noticed my vibrant colors and STOLEN ME!

Finally as she stood there, distraught, I MADE MY MOVE.  The drawer beside her moved slightly by itself.  then it moved again.  She gasped, wondering if the room was haunted and looked for the 9th time into the empty drawer.  First she saw nothing. THEN she saw the corner of my ear--BEHIND the drawer. HOPE sprung in her heart.  Soon she peered over the top & saw ME squeezed in the tiny space behind the
drawer. (and I'm a big cat.) She gasped and tried to pull out the drawer.  It wouldn't budge.  Then she tried to pull ME out. I maneuuvered mightily and finally I managed to struggle out of that tiny space my fur flying all over the room

Afterwards I strutted around casually like nothing had happened, while she recovered.  She then bawled me out saying I was not to "do that again" and we were leaving the motel earlier than planned.

Just as I wanted.

The moral of this story:  If your human does something you don't like, make sure to HIDE so that she or he has some time to appreciate you by your sheer absence!  All cats should be smart  like me.

Needless to say we were soon sprung free back home.  My human was nicer to me than usual afterwards, and gave me and Paprika salmon for breakfast!  No less than we deserved but I should have had the salmon all to myself.


My human has decided to join The Cat On My Head's Sunday blog hop hoping someone  will commiserate with her.  Don't listen to her!  It's ME who deserves your good wishes.

                                                            -- Peaches the Cat


  1. You know, Miss Petulant Peaches, sometimes you've gotta give the humans a good scare to make them appreciate you and realize how lost they'd be without you. That was quite the Houdini trick you pulled, I have to say. Nice work, dear girl.

  2. YIKES...that had to be very scary for your Mom. We're glad you are safe at home now.

    The Florida Furkids

  3. That was quite the escapade! Scarier for your mom though.

  4. Peaches, you are very naughty causing your Mom that much upset. I hope you made it up to her later with lots of purrs and snuggles.

  5. Quite an adventure Peaches! I'm glad all went well in the end!

  6. Peaches, our Celestial Chuck would crawl up my body to hide inside of my coat, when I took him to the veterinarian's office, so I understand why you found a unique place to hide!

  7. Peaches you are such a bad kitty. You almost made mom go crazy and just imagine if the police were involved you may have been sent to jail for impurrsonating a drawer. Now keep that whole incident Behind you!

  8. Does your mom have nine lives, Peaches? Because she just used one!

  9. Oh my GOODNESS what a scare you gave your mum!! You can dine out on this story for MONTHS!!!!

  10. We know how scared your Mom had to be but I'm so glad you really weren't out n' about!

  11. That was naughty of you, but I guess your mom deserved it for making you leave your home. XO

  12. Our mom hates it when one of us hides from her!

  13. Tee hee hee. One time I played that same disappearing act on my mom by hiding in the space behind a drawer in her "old wash stand." It had two drawers to it and I found my way into both. It took her over a paw full of minutes before she realized where I had gone, but I almost got pinched by the drawer when she pulled them both out.

  14. That was furry clever of you, Peaches. Evilly clever, in fact (mol).