Houdini

by Alisha
(Stafford,Va)

Mocha Latte (houdini)

Mocha Latte (houdini)

For our 3rd anniversary my husband bought me a Siamese kitten. I had wanted one ever since I was a little girl and was so excited to pick her up. When I got home with her I put her in a quiet room and let her be. She darted under my bed and made it very clear she was scared to death of me. Later she darted into the living room and hid behind the piano. When I walked over to the piano she heard me and took off again. It was at that time I realized my laundry room door was open and there was a whole in the wall (left there by the previous tenants). I began to worry perhaps she had ran in and escaped. I began looking for her and it soon became obvious she was no where to be found. I pulled out the fridge, stove, and washer/dryer unit. I looked under all the beds. She had vanished into thin air. I figured she would come out eventually for food and went on with my day. That night I still had not seen or heard her and went on to bed. I began hearing faint meowing sounds that sounded like they where coming from inside the walls. In the middle of the night I began searching every nook of the house and became convinced she had gotten in the hole in the wall and was crawling in the walls or attic of our apartment building. I even checked the duct work. after searching for hours, I went back to bed and didn't hear a peep. The next day came and there was still no sign of her, and she hadn't touched her food or litter. Later in the day, I was near ready to tear down the walls. However, my husband decided to look for her. He searched every place I had with no luck. Eventually, he discovered a 2" crack between the molding and the bottom of the bathroom cabinet. He tore out the molding and sure enough there was our Mocha. Now she rarely ever leaves my side, she sleeps with my husband and me, and I can't even close the bathroom door without her crying to let her in. However, she still manages to get stuck in the most unusual places.

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Oct 05, 2011
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Houdini
by: Anonymous

I have always had burmese kittens who are quite the high wire artists. I have only had a siamese for four years and am amazed at her lack of common sense. She has always gotten herself into situations. I think she just acts so quickly, like the predator she is, and then realizes she is in a world of less afterwards. LOL. My sister has always had siamese cats and so she warned me to "baby proof" the house. No twistie ties or small bits of anything laying around or else... within the first months of having my little siamese "Tansie", she had devoured a twistie tie after chewing it into a tiny little ball. I never saw her do it. She started to walk funny and have trouble jumping so I ran her to the vet. When they x-rayed, they happened to include a bit of her body and there was the wire twistie in her stomach. This was causing her a lot of pain so she wasn't jumping around. The result was she either had to pass it or have surgery at $800. Ehhh. So the vet suggested lots of bread with butter pieces and sure enough that helped her pass the wire that weekend and on Monday, the xrays were clear. And yes, she is my velcro cat forever. She is four now and has begun to yell at me when it is bedtime. I think it is so funny. I know I am exhausted when she thinks I am so it works out just fine :) Enjoy your little siamese. My siamese has a burmese "sister" and they just love each other. They are a great balance for brains, coordination and fierceness.

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Thank God You Found Her
by: angelina diantonio

She is a real beauty. Keep us updated with photos and stories !!!!

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