Came home last night and noticed the window of my room was very far open -- it's one of two facing west, where the prevailing winds come from, so it's a good one to open. We rarely open it very far -- the screen isn't that strong.
I started dinner and went back to my room to change. My cat Huck was in the window and I thought I had better close it down to a narrow gap, just in case--
No sooner had I leaned across the bed to close the window than Holden came bouncing in at full speed, leapt onto the bed, jumped on Huck and knocked Huck and the screen right out onto the patio! I grabbed Holden just as he started over the windowsill, too. Huck bounded around the corner of the house and out of sight.
Carrying Holden into the dining room, I closed the door to the hallway so he couldn't get to the open window and shouted "Huck's out!" toward Tam. I dropped Holden, ran into the kitchen, clawed a container of cat treats out of the cabinet and hurried outside, shaking the bag and calling, "Huuuuck...." I figured he was gone.
Instead, he headed right towards me from the corner of the yard; I scooped him up, carried him back inside, and gave him a treat while Holden watched worriedly.
It took another trip outside to get the screen back in place. We will only open the window to a smaller than cat-sized crack from now on.
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