Cat out of the bag

I knew this would happen.

When Steely Dan was a tiny kitten who should’ve still been with his mother, he wobbled up to two college boys who could not leave a tiny kitten on a sidewalk in the rain. So they brought him home, marveled at how brave and playful he was, and realized that with school and job–and I’m going to go out on a limb and say beer–they really didn’t have time or funds to give to a kitten.

So they gave him to me. They gave me his a-boy-bought-this blue bowl and too-big litter box and yellow polka-dot scratching pad that he actually used constantly.

IMG_6791.pngAs soon as I held him, I said, “Oh, this is a good one.”

For I don’t know if you know this about me, but I have cats. I’ve always had cats. I know from cats. And I could tell, in my bones, that he was my type.

I like a no-nonsense cat, I guess to offset my own nonsense. I like a solid, stoic, unflappable, brave cat. I guess to offset my flappyness.

Mr. Horkheimer was that way, and so was Winston. So was Roger. Solid cats.

IMG_6792.jpgI believe in letting cats out, a thing that would have caused nary a raised eyebrow in, say, 1975, and that now causes people to gasp in horror. Since 9/11, we’ve become an incredibly overprotective society, if you ask me. Kids don’t play. They get shuttled to school in cars rather than walking. And animals are put in sweaters and kept indoors. Everything we love has become a dollhouse creature that we keep shuttered away for safety.

My way of thinking doesn’t jibe with this. Nevertheless, my goal was to leave SD in till he was year old, till he knew where he lived and so on. After that, I wanted him to feel the grass under his paws, to lift his head and sniff at birds, and to get his fur warm in the sun.

Oh, how I didn’t know him yet. Because within months, that cat started escaping the house. I’d look outside and there he’d be. And then I’d look again and he’d be IN the house.

Were there two gray cattens in the neighborhood? Was I seeing things? Was I finally just hallucinating cats?

Turns out, he can not only open doors, that cat found an open something-or-other in the roof that led to the attic, then (I saw him do this. Stood in the hall horrified) he’d …bounce on the closed attic steps till they gave way enough that he could squeeze out of the ceiling and leap into my hallway. Boom. Home.

He figured this all out when he was maybe five months old.

And right then I knew: Steely Dan was no ordinary cat.

IMG_6779.jpgHe didn’t feel the grass under his paws; he soared above it. He didn’t lift his nose to the birds; he joined them.

IMG_0379.jpgIMG_5184.jpgIMG_8163.jpgSteely Dan was the kind of cat who rarely came home. When it’s warm, some mornings he’ll stare at me through the back window, come in and gobble breakfast, then jump through the hole in the screen and go back out all day.

He’s like kids back in the ’70s. He was free.

I’ve had this cat for two years, and since then he’s gotten famous in the neighborhood. He’s very friendly, and sometimes tries to come right in. On NextDoor, there were at first a lot of hysterical, WHO IS THIS HOMELESS (MUSCLED, SHINY) KITTY? notices, but people started saying, “Oh, that’s just Steely Dan.”

But I knew that with this spirit of adventure, there might be trouble.

IMG_3871.jpgIMG_1174.jpgI knew that with a cat who lived hard, there could come a morning I’d look for his face at the back window, and if it wasn’t there, expect him to leap from the roof once I opened the door, and he wouldn’t be up there.

Friday was that day.

After my harrowing travel experience Thursday, I came home and opened the back door to let all the cats out. Lily and Iris are content with my yard. They just want to cross their paws in the shade somewhere, maybe murder a bee or something.

Not Steely Dan. And while I had been gone Wednesday and Thursday, Ned had come over to feed the cats, and said he literally caught Steely Dan in midair as he tried to leap out the door. To say SD was nonplussed about being indoors in an understatement.

So I knew when I got home Thursday afternoon that he’d be champing at the bit to leave.

Because I know letting him roam is dangerous, usually when he leaves, I say something to him. I tell him what a magnificent kitty he is, or that I can’t wait till he comes back. Just something so that if he didn’t return, I wouldn’t feel as bad.

On Thursday, I said nothing. I don’t even really remember letting him out. I was so tired, and angry about my missing luggage, which is still not here, by the way. But if I have a choice between my favorite clothes and my $150 Retin-A that’s in that bag, and seeing my cat again, my Retin-A can suck it.

IMG_8253.jpgAnd yes, I’ve done all the things you’re supposed to do when your cat is missing. I notified NextDoor, I’ve driven to the shelter (where I saw two of my orange fosters languishing there, a thing that haunts me), I’ve called the emergency vet, and I’ve gone to ask my neighbors if I can call into their sheds and crawl spaces. “Oh, that cat? I see that cat all the time,” they all tell me. “Walked right into my house once.”

I know there’s a chance he’ll still come back, just like my wayward bag. I know someone will leave an asshole comment about this, too. Something smug and shrill and probably containing the term “furbabies.”

But what I mostly know is I adore that cat. And I wanted him to have a happy life, even if it wasn’t the safest, most coddled life.

IMG_9142.jpgIMG_0021.jpgIMG_9089.jpgIMG_0072.jpgSo if I never get a chance to tell him, I’ll tell you. Steely Dan is a magnificent cat, and I can’t wait to see him again. I’ll keep his polka-dot scratching pad waiting, just in case.

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Author: June

At one point, I was sort of hot, in a "she's 27 and probably a 7" kind of a way. Now I'm old and have to develop a charming personality. Guess how that's going.

105 thoughts on “Cat out of the bag”

  1. So sweetly written. I hope he returns to tell of all the places he’s been. He’s an adventurer for sure!

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  2. What a wonderful tribute to S.D. you have written. I am a dog, not cat person…but you have opened my eyes to the possibility over the years. I think your sacrifice to let him be a free cat is very commendable. Waiting for S.D. with you.

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  3. He’s such a smart cat, I’m betting he turns up soon. Maybe he’s just teaching you a lesson for keeping him penned up for 2 days.

    This post almost broke my heart, though. I can’t HANDLE the sad.

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  4. I hate how upset you are by this! You’ve given him an amazing life – a real life! He will return home when he wants too. 😂😂 (I hope!! ❤️) We had cats that adopted us but they never wanted to be in the house for long. That’s just the way some cats are. People are jerks for making you feel bad about your philosophy on how to care for your own animals.

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  5. Oh no!! My heart breaks for you, as you worry. Hopefully, he’s having an amazing adventure and will come home soon. I have a cat that adores the outside too. And it would be torture to keep her locked inside.

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  6. Don’t let anyone give you crap about this. I am praying SD is just on a huge adventure and will pop up when you least expect it. Literally.

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  7. Oh, and my friend adopted 2 kittens and the agency made her swear a zillion different ways that those kitties would never go outside. I was her reference and I told them she wouldn’t dream of letting a cat roam.

    We both lied.

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    1. @suburbancorrespondent – I volunteer for an animal rescue group and you and your friend are my worst nightmares. There’s a reason we, in rescue work, try to make sure the cats we save actually have a safe life. That’s why we make all our adopters sign contracts saying they won’t declaw, they won’t let their cats outside, etc…..

      It’s one thing if a cat passes from an illness like cancer…..and another thing when they die because of something that COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED. My two cents.

      I still loved that post you wrote about your daughter though! (you know, decapitating her stuffed animals, cutting holes in blankets) That was totally LOL. 😉

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      1. Is the winky emoji at the end supposed to soften the blow of you calling Suburban Correspondent your worst nightmare and passing judgment on her and her friend?

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      2. I understand that cats are safer inside. But I’ve known cats who are straight out miserable if you don’t let them out, so (in those cases) it seems cruel to keep them inside their entire lives. For the record, as kittens, the 2 cats have been kept inside. But as they get bigger and one in particular keeps angsting to go out, that may change. My friend is an awesome cat owner, though. She had her last one for 20 years. The agency kept questioning her on the fact that she didn’t take that cat to the vet and do all sorts of extreme measures when it was obvious the cat was failing; it was because my friend felt it would be cruel to prolong the life of an old cat who was ill (she had taken it to the vet regularly throughout its life, of course). And yet, they were judging her badly for that decision. So I guess we both had our backs up, as it were, with this agency already. It’s like having kids – sometimes there is no right or wrong, just differences of opinion.

        Declawing though? That is OF THE DEVIL. I can’t believe vets agree to do that.

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          1. You’re not telling me anything I haven’t heard before, and nothing I haven’t considered, WHICH WAS COVERED ad nauseum in this very post. The only reason you’re saying it now is to feel right, certainly not to be kind. So maybe NEVER is the answer. Respectfully.

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  8. Okay.So I’m sitting here sobbing at this post. Beautiful Steely Dan. I believe you were probably crying when you wrote this, too, Karen. Will send up prayers that your sweet boy comes home. What a time of rejoicing that will be! I love this cat and I’ve never met him. So sorry. And still crying…

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  9. I hope he’s home soon! Our cat used to be an in-and-out roaming type like SD. Her outdoor time is now only lounging on our screened-in porch as she is 18 and blind, but I know how much joy cats get from being outside, so I understand allowing them that pleasure in life.

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  10. Oh June…
    Sincerely hoping he’s out adventuring and he’ll scare the shit out of you by jumping on your (stationary) car in the driveway very soon.

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  11. Oh no! I had hoped this was a birthday or anniversary post but grew fearful when I saw “was”. Hoping he’s just on vacation or punishing you for your vacation. Maybe he’s playing dress up with some little girl or watching over a new family moving in somewhere.

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  12. You have given him the happy life that he wants. To hell with people who say otherwise. I’ve always said it is better for a cat (or anyone for that matter) to have a short happy life than a long miserable one.

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  13. Oh June! My heart was in my throat as I read this! And when you said “Steely Dan WAS a cat…” I nearly died. I raced to the end and realized that he’s still just wandering as far as we know. And that’s how he will remain in my mind until the day you look up and he’s staring at you through the window.

    AND FOR THE RECORD I totally agree with you on all the coddling that goes on in our society now. It makes me sad. I was walking down a flight of stairs with my six year old peach of a granddaughter and said “hold on to the handrail” and she gasped “NO! GERMS!” I looked her straight in the eye while I licked the rail. I said “sweetheart – a few germs are nothing compared to a pile of broken bones on the bottom of these stairs. Hang on.” We need less fear, not more. We need kids who will explore and poke around and look at things and wonder about the world without worrying about being stolen or if they might get a fucking sunburn. And we need cats who can do whatever the hell suits them. Better to live life while you’re alive than to stay alive forever and never experience a single thing.

    Love you June. He’ll be back. He’s Steely FUCKING Dan.

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    1. Lisa, you are my new hero. You just gave your granddaughter a rebellious streak that will most likely serve her well and keep her from becoming a Stepford wife some day. You, madame, are a fucking badass and an excellent example.

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    2. Lisa you are a good grandma. My granddaughter was raised to get dirty etc but she still has the ewwww germs thing.

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  14. What a beautiful post for a magnificent cat. I’ll be here, hoping he scares you when you pull in from work today. Come on home, Steely Dan!!

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  15. Fingers crossed that he is just on a grand adventure, but I do believe you gave him the life that HE wanted and that is the best thing you could have done for him.

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  16. Maybe he’s miffed that you were gone and left him inside for so long. Maybe he’s hiding out for a bit.

    We had a black cat named Boots that loved the outdoors and he actually lived a long time for an outdoor cat. He went missing for a couple months and when we had lost all hope he actually reappeared one rainy night! It was unbelievable. I’ll never forget all the commotion.

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  17. I think Lily told him where she spent her month abroad because, you know, they’re so close. Damn fine cat.

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  18. Beautifully done, June. The writing, the pictures, the story, the cat, the hopefulness at the end for a happy ending. I picture him stomping around a house somewhere in the neighborhood giving his “protecters” the kitty finger and just waiting for his airborne escape.

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  19. I did what I’ve never done before. I read the end first hoping that I would read that SD had returned. I’m going to pray and worry and wish along with everyone else that he returns ASAP. Sending lots of hugs to you.

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  20. I agree 100% with your attitude of allowing cats to be inside/outside creatures. Hopefully, he’s still upset you had him jailed while you enjoyed the Chicago airport and will be home soon. He is a magnificent cat. Praying SD will be home soon.

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  21. I have to believe he will come back. I .. am all teary-eyed at work now, but I just have to believe he will come back.

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  22. Oh June, I was crying along with everyone else while reading this.
    Hopefully he’s just taking his own little vacation or extended walk about, doing his own thing as usual.
    Squeezing into your doorway, waiting and hoping to hear good news soon,
    LisaNTL, I totally agree with you.

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  23. He always has come back. Dangit , Steely, come on home…she gets it. Now , no more torture. You made your point. To have the wonderful life you had, you have to come back.No one else has your best interest at heart.
    I was hoping to get to the end of the comments and you would’ve broken in to announce his return. Will keep checking back.
    I am thinking of going to the local shelter here and adopting a cat who needs a home , just to get them out of the cages to let them live the life Steely Dan has. Chin up…His Steelyness can return.

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  24. I hope he saunters in one day and looks at you like “What?”. We have some cats that wander in our neighborhood and it’s cool to see because we can’t have cats because of allergies. They sure are fun to watch as they splay themselves across the sidewalk for a sun bath or pounce in the front yard for whatever mouse or cricket caught their eye. We named them Northside Kitteh (he lives on the north side of our street) and Upstreet Kitteh (you can guess). Hopefully he is just having fun and lost track of time.

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    1. Yes, Kristi, you may have it. He is having fun and lost track of the time. I can just see that happening to him.O see him checking his kitty watch or looking up at the sun saying, Oh I’ll catch mom when she gets home from work on her car.
      By the way , I checked Craisgslist Greensboro and didn’t see him there. There were a lot of lost or found animals on there. I know a lot of folks don’t care for Craigslist , but it was the first place I thought to look.

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  25. I’m going to believe that some old lady has him dressed in baby clothes and is hand feeding him kibbles. He’ll eventually escape and come home.

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  26. SD rocks. I, too, was a largely unsupervised child of the 70’s and it was heavenly. But I also knew if I didn’t show my face once in awhile I was SO GROUNDED.

    But SD will probably just mosey in, change his shirt and brush his teeth. He’ll give you a nod, then squeal out of the driveway in his rusty Camaro.

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  27. You give every one of your cats and dogs the very best life, a combination of super-loved and an un-smothered way of letting them be who they want to be. I will throat-punch anyone who tries to make you feel bad about that. For reals.

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  28. Standing in your doorway. I know you must be worried sick. Sending prayers with everyone else’s. I am hoping that today, being Monday, the routine will be back and he will just pounce on your car after work.

    Sending love and hope to you, June.

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  29. I was thinking of Steely when I went to bed last night and sent up a little prayer for his safe return.

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  30. Thanks for letting SD be what he wanted to be! He is a wanderer, he roams around around around. Hopefully soon his tour will be over and he will be home for his rest and relaxation, making plans for an upcoming adventure.
    Thinking of you and knowing how bad it hurts.

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    1. Now I’m going to think of SD every time I hear that song.

      He’s just on walkabout, will be home soon. That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.

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  31. My boy was gone 3 days once so I can feel your pain. Now that he is 12 years old (and after getting sick of the vet bills for abscesses from fights), I keep him inside. It is easier now that he is older – I don’t think it would have worked when he was 2. I hope he comes home.

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  32. my Bengal was taken from me because I let her outside. It breaks my heart she is probably cooped up somewhere possibly locked in a bathroom. I know Tasha would have taken the bet if asked. She would have chosen being outdoor cat even with the risks. I hope he returns sooner than later.

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  33. My Gato Pato did that once and I was a nervous wreck. After 3 weeks he finally showed up and never did that again.

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  34. I had a cat with a spirit of adventure much like SD. She would go on walks with me at night like a dog, and there was no way I could keep her inside, even though I knew she might get hurt out there. She pulled a disappearing act once and was gone for four days. I roamed the neighborhood calling her name day and night and had almost given up when I heard her meowing under a house about a block away. I still don’t know what happened or why she stayed away for so long, but I was happy as hell to have found her.

    Steely is such a smart cat- I bet he’s just pissed that he was stuck inside for a few days and is trying to teach you a lesson. I bet he comes back.

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  35. I’m so sad for you, June. I hope and pray SD moseys back home soon, but I know how it feels to wait.

    Cats set their own terms and conditions. I have one now who wants to be let outside just long enough for his fur to stick up all over in panic. Then he bounces back into the house. The backyard is his scary amusement park ride. One of my other cats presented me with her contract right after we “rescued” her bossy self…she goes out any time during the day and deigns to sleep inside at night. She’s 12 years old now and has done a couple of scary disappearing acts in the past.

    Steely Dan is so smart and streetwise that I find it hard to imagine him in serious danger. He’s probably a block over, hanging out with some kids who are out of school for the summer. He’ll get bored and be back soon!

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  36. Steely Dan probably needed a vacation like Lily had. Hopefully he won’t be gone as long. He might be staying at one of the friendly neighborhood B&B’s.

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  37. I’m so sorry SD is missing and know how heart-wrenching that must be. Possibly, a neighbor let him inside and SD is looking for an escape route. Hoping he will soon be home safe and sound.

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  38. My cat is missing too! It is still so weird to me how much our lives seem to overlap. I am so sorry SD is missing. 😦 My cat (well, my kids’ cat) Jason Vorhees (born on Friday the 13th of October) dashed out into the back yard one morning last week and I was late for work so I left him out – he’d been out a few times, was always right there waiting to be let back in. When I got home, my asshole neighbors’ dogs had knocked down a board in my fence and were in my backyard. I figure they scared him off. I too have done the NextDoor thing, called the animal shelter…boyfriend thinks he saw him the day before yesterday across the street but couldn’t catch him. Here’s hoping both of our boys make it home.

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  39. I also tend to think he’s just out carousing and adventuring (is that a word? It is now.) and that he’ll come back when he’s damn good and ready. Preferably sooner rather than later.

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  40. Gosh this post made me tear up. Animals are wonderful, but they will break our hearts every dang time!

    That cat knows you adore him. He delights in startling you because he adores you as well. Praying he returns happy, healthy and as sneaky as ever.

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  41. My annoying as hell 2yo cat has been a 100% indoor cat. Until the last couple of months. She is a total chicken-shit but has snuck out on the deck (screened in and safe) and I caught her jumping out of the window one morning when it was nice enough to have it open. Then Friday I got home from work and the door to the other deck was open (and screens were up) and she was no where to be found. I worried for 2 nights because I know she is such a chicken. So last night husband said the only way she’ll come in is to leave the front door open and close the dogs in the bedroom. Yes, she is afraid of our dogs once it gets dark. During the day she wants to play with them. Go figure……

    So against my chicken-ness I left the front door open. Y’all that was HARD. I walked in on some chick in my bathroom several months ago. She had used by shower, my shampoo, razor, towels EVERYTHING. Even had on my favorite pajamas. AND had taken a nap in my bed and searched thru the pantry and refrigerator and fixed herself something to eat. But I digress……

    Left door open and not only did every bug/gnat in a 5 mile radius come in, but around 1am here she comes meowing in this hoarse little voice. Now normally this cat has a very loud obnoxious meow. Who knows where she had been hiding and just meowing cause she was scared.

    Point is……….. even an inside fraidy-cat wants outside. They are CATS. They have birds/lizards/squirrels to kill.

    Beautifully written Joob, I hope SD comes home soon.

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    1. @Teri, “So against my chicken-ness I left the front door open. Y’all that was HARD. I walked in on some chick in my bathroom several months ago. She had used by shower, my shampoo, razor, towels EVERYTHING. Even had on my favorite pajamas. AND had taken a nap in my bed and searched thru the pantry and refrigerator and fixed herself something to eat. But I digress……”

      Please gress more – WTF?!!!

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  42. Maybe his flight has been delayed and he’s stuck in some awful airport waiting for Uncle Bill to set him up.

    Here’s hoping that free spirit (AS GOD INTENDED) swaggers back home soon.

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  43. I suspect Mr. Dan is in a massive walk-in closet somewhere blissed out on chewing all the clothes! Once he takes a break and realizes they don’t taste as good as yours do, he’ll break free and head on home.

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  44. Steelee Dan anser to NO man. Steelee his own cat. Dis teach bitz with big hair to leave Steelee inside wif Shining Twins for dayz.

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  45. Our kitty got out while James was feeding them. She is like SD and wants to be OUT! 5 days before we saw her again. 5 days is a long time

    Good luck. Thinking about you

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  46. I love him too and I really hope he comes back. If not, I known for sure he had a happy life, or is continuing to have a happy life elsewhere. And I really hope nobody leaves a shitty comment.

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  47. You are right, things have changed since 1975….cars keep going faster all the time…la de da de dee.. (Quick…what song is that from?) I grew up letting cats in and out, hell, we used to go out in the garden and dig dry dirt for their litter box. I guess there was no litter to be had…damn I am that old? I have three of my own cats, all strays. Lucky for me, none of them want to go out. They are content to lie in a patch of sun indoors, eat the grass I grow for them, scratch on on the “scratcher” things and occasionally on the furniture.
    In return, I avoid the heartache and worry that comes from letting them run the neighborhood. I live on a busy road with an acre or two of “forever wild” behind me where deer and antelope..nope..no antelope..possums and raccoons and even a red fox dwell. Plus…there is some asshole in the neighborhood who shoots at the deer out his kitchen window.
    Hopefully Steely Dan (love the name) will come home safe and sound and soon.
    Think about protecting your heart…life is hard enough with everyday crap…and keep his little ass in the house.

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  48. I’m so sorry to hear this June. My mum is in a similar situation as her cat ran out the door even she was bringing in groceries and hasn’t turned up.

    I really hope Steely Dan comes home soon.

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  49. I read this earlier today and couldn’t even read the comments. I had an inside/outside cat who could’ve been AD’s twin. He lived to be 23. Tell the self-righteous idiots who have already
    commented, even after you said NOT to, to kiss your ass. Oh, wait, I just did it for you.
    Wishing you the best. I know you love him (as do I).

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  50. So sorry for your worries. I hope he’s just having a longer than usual adventure. Fortunately, he does know where he lives, and if someone isn’t holding him hostage, he’ll be back. S.D. is a beautiful cat–would be tempting to keep him, supposing one could catch him.

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  51. Check your file cabinet! Jessie climbed in when I left the drawer open and decided to take a nap in the back. Then I closed it. I finally heard her 4 days later (it’s a big old house)! Her daughter Amy was gone 5 days and showed up. Hope he comes home.

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  52. I don’t see the value in owning a cat, and barely any in owning a dog.

    But that Steely Dan fellow is a good-looking animal. One of the most beautiful cats I’ve ever seen. And I like his wildness, his spirit.

    These people who coddle their pets are ridiculous. Every bit as as ridiculous as helicopter parents. (Let’s face it — helicopter MOMS. It’s usually the mother, and not the father responsible for trying to eliminate the type of “risks” that children must necessarily be exposed to if they are to grow up to be independent and responsible — and not fearful — adults. These helicopter moms are emasculating millions of boys across the country.)

    You wrote: “He’s like kids back in the ’70s. He was free.” Damn right he was.

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  53. Tell helicopter “furbaby” folk to take long walk on short pier. I lost cat that probably stolen from inside my house. Just a rescue cat not fancy at all. One day come home and he was gone and other cat frantic. I noticed basement window broken near a spot they liked and did everything could think of in case it was accidental escape. Police thought it wasn’t accidental.

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  54. So sorry to hear this!!! I love hearing about SD’s adventures and seeing his beautiful pictures. I’m hoping he is visiting some neighbors and will break out of their house and be home soon.

    I am so shocked and disgusted that judgy assholes are preaching about cats going outside! June you’re an awesome pet mom!!!

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  55. Our cat, Charles, went missing for four months. Then one day he was at the back door meowing to get in. We never knew exactly where he had been.
    Don’t give up hope, June!

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  56. SD you come home right now! I have a similar philosophy to cat care. I’ve had cats all my life and some just NEED to be free. My own gray kitty (looked JUST like SD), we kept her in when we lived in an apartment and for the first year we were in our house, but she absolutely HATED it. Every time a door was opened, we had to race to get out before she bolted, or try to shove her back from the doorway with one foot while trying not to fall down in the process. We finally gave in and she was so much happier. She lived to be 15 and finally had to be put down due to illness. We live in a suburb – and I know the risks that exist due to cars, coyotes and the like, but I also know she would have been totally miserable as an indoor cat, so we went with what worked for all of us and happiness ensued.

    My fingers and toes are crossed for SD to come home soon – full of swagger from his extended adventures. Xoxo

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  57. This post breaks my heart. I was really hoping when @steelydanmagiccat posted on insta it meant it was his view of the other animals. Crappity crap. Come home Steely!

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  58. What a beautifully written post June. I (like everyone else) am hoping SD wanders home very soon.

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  59. You know what happened to him? Some idiot who thinks cats should only live inside has moved him INSIDE. Dicks!

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