Max the cat and Gracie on Instagram
Max the wanderer (image via Max the cat & Gracie Instagram Screenshot)


Some pets are harder than others to keep corralled, while others wouldn't dream of straying too far from the comfort of home. So, what do you do when you've got a happy wanderer on your hands that won't stay put? Well, short of putting them on house arrest, you can always make signs to shut them down before they gain entry to parts off limits.

Max the Rescue Cat

Connie Lipton, Max's adoptive mother, has had enough. That's why he's currently under house arrest. You see, Max and his family live right next door to Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, within a stone's throw of the library. Apparently, it's one of his favorite hangouts. Actually, anywhere there's a lot of people is a favorite hangout for Max, but he's particularly fond of the library.

Social Circuit

His gadabouts don't end there. Among other popular haunts on Max's regular rounds, are the student foreign language houses, science building and the athletic center. Lipton can attest that he's also a regular on the social circuit, as she received a phone call once from a party goer informing her that Max was in attendance. He's even fond of relaxing at a local cafe.


Max the library cat
(image by Rebecca Wingo)

DeWitt Wallace Library

Connie's husband happens to be a professor on campus. The couple famously had to put their collective foot down recently in an effort to stem Max's tours of higher learning facilities. Here is the message on the sign the Lipton's created in their effort to curb Max's enthusiasm:

Please do not let in the cat. His name is Max. Max is nice. His owner does not want Max in the Library. We do not want Max in the Library. Max wants to be in the Library. Please do not let Max into the Library.

Keeping Pets Safe

If you're wondering why Max is non gratis at the library these days, it's as much to do with the fact one of the students who studies there frequently is allergic to felines as the concern that Max could one day be cat-napped or even hit by a car during his travels. The Liptons just wish he'd stay home with Gracie, their other rescue kitty, who has no desire to wander.

Do you have a cat that roams long distances? If so, tell us how you cope in the comment section below.

Source: Today