Advent Calendar Day 14 – Hey, how did you get there?

Guess who was in the little box marked #14 this morning?


Oscar in the Advent Calendar

This is not a surprise at all. Oscar is definitely all recovered now since his incident with the yarn. He’s actually even a bigger hooligan now than before he wore the cone. He has been getting into everything and is stealthier than ever. For example, last week as I was leaving for work in the morning, I realized that I didn’t see Oscar as I shut the door. I decided I’d better make sure he was okay and not locked in my office again. I’ve deemed my office the danger zone for him and always keep the door closed when I’m not home. Then early one Saturday morning I accidentally locked him in there for a few hours. I felt awful when Mike found him in there. He was fine, just played with some paper. Thankfully.

But the morning I came back into the house to see where he went, I could not find him. I checked every where…the danger zone office, the closets, everywhere. Mike came out to help me and we looked everywhere. Worried that he had somehow followed me outside, I really panicked. We had seen coyotes the night before in the neighbourhood. I didn’t want to even think about that, and plus, I was really sure I didn’t see him as I was leaving, so it would be impossible for him to scoot out the door.

I went back into the bathroom, pulled back the shower curtain. No kitty. Mike looked in the kitchen…the washer…the dryer…we looked everywhere. Then Mike asked me the last room of the house I was in – I told him the bathroom, and just then Mike opened up the bathroom cupboard, and out strolled Oscar. I guess he had hopped in there when I put the hair dryer away. I didn’t notice him because I don’t wear my glasses while using the hair blower. I was nearly an hour late for work that day. But if  I hadn’t thought to come back in to find him, he could have been stuck in the bathroom cupboard all day.

Sheesh. Oscar.

So, here we are looking for Oscar again, and thankfully, Constable Bailey and Rocky pointed him out to us as he was hanging out on the new recycling bin over at the P0lice Station.

Now, what does this have to do with the XMAS Bandit? Not much. I guess I got a little off topic today. Also, I was thinking about the Season Finale of Dexter from last night. Now THAT was a surprise ending. I won’t say anything else about it just in case you haven’t seen it yet, but, whoa.


  1. Kelaine says:

    Time to bell the cat. Seriously. While both of my kitties are completely indoors, they both wear collars with different sounding bells so I know what trouble they are up to…

  2. Cynthia says:

    Ack Oscar you are one sneaky lil fella! Bell him up definitely.
    And yes Dexter- I was not expecting that for sure!

  3. Art Blomquist says:

    We need to invent a cheap, small, GPS tracker for pets. I do like the bell idea. Of course with six cats it just might sound like jingle bells. Not a bad idea this time of year I suppose. The problem will be to get six bells tuned to a different pitch.

    And for those of us Dexter Fans that haven’t seen the episode – no giving it away. Santa will bring charcoal and a stick…

    Actually we’ve given Dexter a break while we follow the exploits of the Christmas Bandit.

  4. Stacey Ball says:

    My sister in laws cat loved to hit in weird places. During a bathroom remodel Gus went missing and they figured he was spooked and hiding somewhere since there was so much pounding and such going on. Then, later that evening, their dear daughter Andrea came out of the bathroom to announce….

    “Mommy, the walls is meowing.”

    Apparently Gus decided that the hole in the wall would be an excellent hiding place and didn’t account for the fact that during that afternoon the hole got plastered over. Oops.

  5. Leah says:

    Mom was looking for Sean. Seannie Puss was not hard to miss, all 18 pounds of him. She finally started getting ready for bed, opened the drawer to get her jammies, and Seannie Puss stood up and stretched and said hello. He had been in the drawer since she put her jammies away in the morning.

    Looks like Oscar learned stelth skills while wearing the cone. There is always an upside to everything. (Imagine spending all those Canadian Maple Leaves?)

  6. Pookie says:

    Oscar’s like, “Did I freak you all out? Mission accomplished. Now, to go find a place to nap for 12 hours.” Cats are the best.

    When we first moved into the house in Arizona, Boomer let all the cats out before the furniture arrived. We went in one day and could not find Roy anywhere. There was nowhere for him to hid because there was no furniture and no one had been around to open closet doors that he could get locked into, right? Finally, after looking everywhere, Boomer absently opened a drawer in the built-in bathroom vanity. And there was Roy, an adult cat, hanging out in a vanity drawer. Turns out he could open the cabinet door and then jump into the drawer from the back.

  7. Tina says:

    Do you remember searching our whole apartment for Kitty and finally finding her in the refridgerator?! After that I would regularly look for her in the fridge, Stephan thought I was nuts! BTW Christian and I have been enjoying the antics of that crazy Christmas Bandit. Thanks for the giggles!

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