As you can see, it's a rainy day. Looking out my dirty kitchen window is my little, always-into-something-except-when-she's sleeping, Peanut. Yesterday, she nearly caused me heart failure. I may have mentioned a few weeks ago that she had caused me to hurt my right hand and it's still not back to normal.
My windows are casements, the screens are on the inside. I often take a screen off and roll out the window for taking pics of the birds. Peanut is very fast and had hopped onto the sill and was past me and out on the brick ledge before I could catch her. The problem is not that I feared for her going outside, but falling two stories (walkout basement here) onto a concrete patio. I tried coaxing her in to no avail, I couldn't reach her and if I could have I was afraid she would squirm out of my hands and still fall. Then I thought "treats" and grabbed the sack and called to her. She did turn around, almost falling in the process (another heart failure moment), and came right on inside. Funny thing about the treats trick is that she is the only one of the now 4 kitties we have that doesn't really like them.
All's well that ended well....but as you might imagine, it was quite a moment. Have you had any trying moments with your pets lately?
Until next time...