November 12, 2012
Posted In: Cats

The Cat in the Attic

My cat has been acting NUTS over the last three days. Crying at the ceiling and scratching at the walls and doors. Running rampant from one end of the house to the other.

I went through the usual checklist to find out what was wrong:

-food in his dish
-water in the spare bathtub
-clean litterbox
-window blinds in the second bedroom up 12″
-vacuum cleaner put away in the closet

Nothing out of the ordinary, so I started squirting him with water whenever he was being noisy to discipline him, or shutting him in the bathroom for a “time-out.”

… I have since apologized to my cat with treats, catnip, and cat grass–because he was apparently trying to tell me that the neighbor’s cat was stuck in our attic.

There must be a spot on our roof gable where the ventilation siding is movable–like an office ceiling tile grid. The cat got on the roof and pushed his way up into the attic, but then couldn’t get back out when the panel dropped behind it.(We have access to the attic through the garage, but I haven’t used it in months.)

Just glad that after fifteen minutes of crawling through the attic framework and insulation –it really was a cat and not this guy:

Do roofers get some sort of discount for using excessively long nails?


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Cat is definitely better than a raccoon. And what's with the long nails? Were they trying to turn that attic into an Iron Maiden?

  2. Dianne K. Salerni

    Aw, poor stuck kitty!
    And good job to your cat, Lassie!

  3. Botanist

    Glad you worked out what the problem was in the end. Poor cat.

  4. Anonymous

    Cute raccoon. I'm partial. And not a fan of cats. As for the nails, I don't know, but I can say I've smacked my head on quite a few of them in my day.

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