Yesterday afternoon when I went to the sewing room, the air conditioner wasn’t working. I went back to the house to get Vince and he messed with it and got it running but we need to get someone out to look at it.
Vince came in and out several times and there was a lot of activity – more than Boots is used to seeing. He does sometimes have a tendency to want to sneak out the door so I keep a squirt bottle right by the door and every now and then I’ll barely open the door, stick the squirt bottle through the crack and once he gets squirted, he stays back from the door for a few weeks.
Yesterday, I was bringing a load of yarn into the sewing room to store in buckets and when I opened the door, Boots went out. I was holding him with my foot against the wall but I had my camera and my phone in my hand, along with 6 skeins of yarn so I couldn’t drop everything and pick him up. I couldn’t move to where I could put things down or Boots would get free of my foot. The roll up doors on the shop were open, as was the walk through door. I had no idea what Boots would do if he saw Cat. I had no idea if Boots would run off but I couldn’t grab him and he was slithering loose from my foot hold! Vince was outside so I screamed for him to come quick. He was saying “What’s wrong?” I said . . Boots is loose! He thought I said a snake. He was yelling and asking if it was inside or outside and I was trying to say “Just come quickly.” About that time Boots got loose and took off running. He never made it out of the shop and he made a U-turn and came running back into the sewing room.
He had gotten out one time before but all the shop doors were closed so I didn’t worry about losing him and it was easy to grab him.
I’m sure once he got out there and realized that was not his comfort zone, he was happy to run back into the sewing room. Vince said he realized how hot it was and said “No way!”
We’re both going to have to be more careful about making sure he stays back when the door is open!