Whenever I open a closet door there is sure to be a kitty that comes running to investigate. My cat Violet loves to sneak in small spaces without any fear of getting locked inside. She may not be thinking of the dangers of being left in the closet when the door closes but it is something I am always concerned about.
Violet loves to play with socks and she will grab them any time and from any place she can. She will even jump right inside the washer or dryer in search of her favorite playthings. I have to be sure never to close the washer/dryer door without making sure she is not inside.
I have heard of cats jumping into dishwashers and crawling into bottom freezer compartments. Both of these areas may look very inviting to a cat or kitten but can have deadly consequences if they are hiding there out of sight.
In cold weather, outside cats are known to crawl under hoods of cars in search of a warm place. This is extremely dangerous and can be deadly if they don’t get out before the car engine is started. There is no way for the unsuspecting motorist to know a cat has taken residence under the hood. In cold days, when in areas with large outdoor cat population it’s a good idea to bang on the hood of the car before starting the engine. This will frighten the lounging cat and they will be sure to run out and away from danger.
Always being aware is the only way to keep kitty safe. Where does your cat like to hide?
This is part of the Blogging From A-Z Challenge. A new letter, and a new post, for every day in April!