Wizard is sporting his new lime green collar.
Every Spring Wizard gets a bit of Spring Fever and starts bolting for the open door. So to prevent any long term mishaps, we put a collar and tag on him during this time. Funny thing is when he gets outside, he just lays down and rolls on his back, or runs over to Stanze, or just stops and looks around. When we come outside to get him, his tail shakes with excitement and sometimes he runs right over to us. He never runs off or protests being picked up and brought back in. It's like a game to him. "I did it!" he seems to say.
Last week, before the time change, I let Stanze outside for her last potty run of the evening. It was dark outside and about 20 minutes after she'd come back in and settled down for the night I heard the telltale sound of a cat climbing up a screen door. Several of our kitties were surrounding the closed door with big wide eyes, wondering what the heck was going on out there.
As I cautiously opened the door, I was shocked to find Wizard outside on the steps looking frantic. He ran back in the house and was immediately greeted by many sniffing noses as he seemingly told his exciting tale being left outside.
I figured he must have run between Stanze's legs and I never saw him. His adventure outside only made him thirsty for more of it and he kept meowing this caterwauling type meow to go back out that night.
Luckily he isn't as driven this week, but he hasn't totally stopped trying to get out yet, and we are very concious of his whereabouts when we open any door.
Such a trickster...