The Sunday Cats release some steam after the holidays

These videos had a brief and accidental appearance on this blog about 10 days ago.  We hope you will still enjoy them.

We do feel compelled to relate that Tarragon, beloved jj-family cat, released steam today.  We are staying in an apartment/flat/condo on the Gulf Coast, on the 20th floor.  Tarry disappeared.  Great, horrible consternation.  Hours of searching, including going through the garbage at the bottom of the trash chute.

Finally, people from the 19th floor arrived to report they have a strange cat in their bathroom, which they think might be ours.  And it was Tarry!  There’s only one plausible story of how he got to their place, and it starts with his being on our balcony.

We are trying hard to avoid thinking about the trajectory of his trip.  We had carefully covered the railing around the balcony with mesh, and thought only a suicidal cat would project itself through the few small gaps.

5 thoughts on “The Sunday Cats release some steam after the holidays

  1. jj, my sister once lost a cat in a new york city highrise . A neighbor brought the lost cat home — she had got into the heating/ac chute and made her way to a different floor. Is that a possibility in Tarragon’s case?

  2. JT, that’s such a comforting thought. As we searched for him, we did look for any escape holes; in this semi-tropical climate, all the vents are at the top of walls, and so not likely feline venues. However, I did remember that the side panel to a bath tube is a bit loose and it is possible he got into the water pipe system. That might explain why he ended up in a bathroom, though it would have been a quite different one from that through which he left, as it were. Also, he’s been hanging around the the clothes washer, and I suppose there may be a drain somewhere…

    I think I’ll bring this up in a very serious fashion at a board meeting next week. We simply can’t have cats traveling unescorted throughout the building.

    It’s a relief to think that he might not have been in as much peril as we feared. I’ll see what I can find out, to prevent repeats, if nothing else.

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