Sometimes you hear a meow from your cat. It may sound like the usual meow at first.
- I was playing the piano
- Then I heard Lina’s meow
- She likes to meow for attention
- Lina didn’t come to the piano when I called for her
- She has partial hearing loss but is not completely deaf
- I kept playing the piano
- Lina meowed some more
- I called again
- She didn’t come
- Ted is in the basement
- I assume she is meowing at Ted in the basement
- Ted is painting and may not be able to pick her up right away
- I continue with piano practice
- About 10 minutes later, the timer on the oven alerts us the dinner is ready
- Ted and I meet in the kitchen
- Where’s Lina?
- We do not hear meowing
- Perhaps she is sleeping
- We proceed with dinner
- And then hear meowing again
- Ted realizes she is the closet
Lina, she is our senior cat at age 17
Lina was trapped in the closet for about twenty minutes. She went in when Ted opened the closet just after putting dinner into the oven.
Lina is quick and sneaky when she wants to be!
She was fine and happy to be released from the closet.
This was a reminder to be cautious when opening and closing closet your doors. Your cat may slip in while you are not looking.