13 December, 2016

Locked Out!

Patty, surveying his snowy domain
It was a brisk 19 degrees F this morning.  Patty was waiting by the front door, to escort me 'round back to the feeding station.  Sweetie arrived from out of The Cat Hotel, and they both got lots of pets and lovin' before settling down to eat.  The ice on the water bucket was only 1/2 inch thick.

When done collecting old bowls and empty water jug, I walked back up front, up the steps, and...the front door was LOCKED!  I tried again, but nope.  Of course I did not have my house keys on me; I never do when The Hubby is inside, and I'm just going out for The 'O' Cats. I do not lock the door behind me, either.

I knocked on the door, hard.  I knocked on the window too.  I stood and waited.  No sound of someone running to the front door!  I leaned on the door bell.  A brief wait again, and then The Hubby unlocked and opened the door for me.

He said...this is the funny part...ha ha ha (dripping with sarcasm), "why are the cats acting so weird?" "Gosh, dear, maybe all of the banging and bell ringing as I was LOCKED OUT freaked them out! Um, why did you lock the door?"  He thought I was inside, and he assumed that he'd mistakenly left the door unlocked when he went out to put the garbage out for collection day.

But I was outside, in the cold, and what is a person to think when the only other person in the house locks the door on them?  It's obvious that the kitties weren't the only ones with weird behavior!

19 comments:

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I'm glad he finally came to let you in the house! :-) You need to teach the inside kitties how to unlock the door for you.

Rene said...

Yikes! I would be continually ringing the doorbell until hubby let me in!

The Whiskeratti said...

Wow, just too cold to be locked outside.

The Island Cats said...

Now you know what it's like to be an outside cat. :)

Mickey's Musings said...

We are glad you did not freeze.
The Island Cats have a good point.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Thank goodness you got back in though!!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Furries said...

Brrr! My husband and I occasionally lock each other out when we lose track of who's gone in/out. If you were locked out much longer, I'm sure Patty could have helped keep you warm.

pilch92 said...

What a cold day for that to happen. I always have my keys with me when I go outside because my niece used to lock me out when she was little so I started taking them with me and still do even though she is 28 and hasn't lived here in years.

Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty said...

Aww... that's not good! But Mum says the snow looks nice and she wishes we had some in London. England is too mild these days.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Kelsey said...

Sounds cold! I must admit I've locked the door out of habit when there's still someone else to come in!

Linda said...

Awwwww.....and brrrrrrr. I am just so glad someone was there to open the door! Bless your heart.

Brian's Home Blog said...

We don't have dogs any more but my Dad would be in the dog house!

Colehaus Cats said...

That happens around here every once in a while and no, Mom is not at all happy about it happening either. Stay toasty, friends!

Jans Funny Farm said...

Guess you need a sign to hang on the door when you're outside so hubby doesn't lock you out again. Must have been a bit scary wondering if you'd be an icicle before you were able to thaw out.

Tamago said...

Oh my! I'm glad your husband opened the door before you got frozen :-)

My Mind's Eye said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh that was one chilling tale!!
MOLMOLMOL
Hugs madi and mom

Three Chatty Cats said...

Oh my! Glad you weren't stuck out there for too long!

Ivan from WMD said...

Yikes! Our mom locked herself out inside the garage when she first moved here and she had to destroy the new lockset to get back in. And come to find out, a piece of metal did the trick and the destruction of the set was unnecessary. Oh well, live and learn. Or sometimes just live. :O

Earl Mark said...

I hate when you get locked out of your home, especially when it's that cold. Luckily your husband was there to save the day. The cats on you blog are really cute, even though I am a dog person. Cats are way easier to take care of and you do not have to walk them.