Please, my cat Pierogi, she’s very missing
October 23, 2017 10:42 AM   Subscribe

Grace Spelman has a new apartment, and a small white cat who likes to explore and hide. Can you help her find Pierogi?

Note: Pierogi is not actually missing. Pierogi is fine. Finding her is a fun game.
posted by figurant (67 comments total) 87 users marked this as a favorite
 
Pierogi is adorable and surprisingly well camouflaged.
posted by Lexica at 10:46 AM on October 23 [16 favorites]


Pierogi is hiding out with Momo the border collie.
posted by foldedfish at 10:52 AM on October 23 [2 favorites]


I must have perogi-sense because I can find her in about a second, on my phone, every time but the first. Aboult half the time from just the thumbnail too.
posted by some loser at 10:53 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]


I am SO GOOD AT THIS because I, too, have a Pierogi-colored cat. His name is Remy.
posted by cooker girl at 11:01 AM on October 23 [15 favorites]


Pierogi is so sweet, and her Mama did a public service by letting us into their world. Awesome post, thanks!
posted by Silverstone at 11:02 AM on October 23


Pierogi is not actually missing. Pierogi is fine. Finding her is a fun game. All of this is true.
posted by crush at 11:17 AM on October 23 [14 favorites]


😻
posted by exogenous at 11:25 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]




Adorable, but needs an answer key!
posted by serena15221 at 11:38 AM on October 23 [1 favorite]


you say "linen closet" but they say "cozy palace built specifically for us"
posted by poffin boffin at 11:38 AM on October 23 [27 favorites]


Cannot even handle this biz

<3
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 11:50 AM on October 23 [19 favorites]


This is such a fun post - thanks!
posted by Fig at 12:37 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


Behold the power of Progresso Feline Binding Canisters! Guaranteed to summon your cat to any height!
posted by panic at 12:37 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


I'm not even sure she actually has a cat.

(but if she does, Pierogi is such a great name for a cat that I am considering adopting another one just to steal the name)
posted by parm at 12:39 PM on October 23 [4 favorites]


Okay, is Pierogi actually hiding? She seems like she's sitting right out there easily visible to me, but perhaps this is because I have practice finding our own Captain Cat.
posted by Frowner at 12:48 PM on October 23 [4 favorites]


It seemed to be more difficult as I scrolled down. Fun.
posted by amtho at 12:50 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


This is the best eye-spy.
posted by Grandysaur at 12:51 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


This is goddamn delightful
posted by Kitteh at 12:55 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


the one where she's laying flat in a sideways flat box made me laugh for like 5 whole minutes, i love this foolish noodle.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:58 PM on October 23 [33 favorites]


yeah that seems to be the only one that shows her tummy tum tum. So you would think it would be an easy one...
posted by serena15221 at 1:02 PM on October 23


Find Momo, the border collie.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 1:02 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


THIS CAT.
posted by Space Kitty at 1:02 PM on October 23


My cat is named Harper and one of his nicknames has been "Harpierogi" from just about day one. He is also sometimes to be found in surprising places.
posted by capricorn at 1:04 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


Top-quality catte. 12/10.
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:08 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


This was such a fun diversion - thanks!
posted by needlegrrl at 1:12 PM on October 23


Pierogi‘s not missing; she knows where she is. She wonders why it takes you so long, though, silly person.
posted by GenjiandProust at 1:16 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


This game is super fun with black cats in the dark. And by "super fun" I mean "occasionally life threatening."
posted by AFABulous at 1:26 PM on October 23 [28 favorites]


Pierogi is an adorable cat name!
posted by supermedusa at 1:32 PM on October 23 [5 favorites]


In case you need more Pierogi, she has her own Instagram. Also, she's called Pierogi because when she was a tiny kitten, she resembled a little boiled pierogi.
posted by mhum at 1:52 PM on October 23 [7 favorites]


I swear my old cat was a ninja. He could disappear in seconds. And he was a chubby black cat who stomped his feet when he walked (seriously, THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP everywhere). No clue how he was so sneaky.
posted by caution live frogs at 2:15 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


After a while it became clear that Grace cares about her cat much more than about her stuff. But the last picture made me wonder - will the encroachment of order induce Pierogi to change her lifestyle or to defend it?
posted by hat_eater at 2:21 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


Her ability to place herself on a top shelf between two soup cans without dumping at least one is semi-incredible... unless there used to be three cans up there.
posted by oneswellfoop at 2:23 PM on October 23 [10 favorites]


Perogy (Canadian spelling) is also the name of a famous cartoon cat who for the last 15 years has starred in his own comic and travels the world in people's luggage.
posted by acroyear at 2:26 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


Purely for the sake of verification, and not because after mhum's link I ran to the instagram like the ridiculous cat lady that I am, here is a picture of Pierogi from Instagram.

Name status: justified, particularly by the picture in the upper left omg omg tiny kitty
posted by joyceanmachine at 2:34 PM on October 23 [5 favorites]


Fancy it up with some more set dressing and nice lighting and a coffee table book of this would sell a million copies.
posted by lucidium at 2:43 PM on October 23 [6 favorites]


I love everything about this.
posted by rtha at 3:13 PM on October 23


I heard a similar story yesterday about a Chihuahua named Little Bit who disappeared while being pet sat. After hours of phone calls and panic, the dog was asleep in a closet. And thus dubbed "Little Shit."
posted by jenfullmoon at 3:52 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


This game is super fun with black cats in the dark. And by "super fun" I mean "occasionally life threatening."

Childhood memory of my dad getting up and treading on our grey Persian - he paid for it in blood.
posted by atoxyl at 3:53 PM on October 23


jenfullmoon: my parents once lost their chihuahua puppy in the bed. After minutes of desperate searching, believing that he was trapped and suffocating somewhere, they found him sound asleep in a hammock of sheet fabric draped over the side of the bed. They let him grow up a little before they went back to co-sleeping.
posted by Countess Elena at 4:08 PM on October 23 [4 favorites]


I think it took me over a minute to find Pierogi inside the flat box. That is because I do not have a cat.
posted by pangolin party at 5:00 PM on October 23 [3 favorites]


That is one hecka cute cat.
posted by allthinky at 5:44 PM on October 23


Once I got had a wee little black cat, and she was the wee-est kitten in the world. I took her camping in a cabin. She rode on the top of my backpack the whole hike in, and it was magical.

That night, I slept in the cabin's loft. The loft was a flat wood floor covering half the cabin, meeting flush and unadorned with three walls, and accessible only by a log ladder that the kitten was unable the navigate.

She crawled down into my sleeping back and nestled against the small of my back and we fell fast asleep.

I woke up in the middle of the night and the kitten was nowhere to be found. I checked every corner twice. I picked up my sleeping back and sleeping pad and looked in and around and under and began to believe in alien abduction.

After 10 minutes of pure WTF IS MY KITTY I found her still asleep, so light and so small I didn't feel her, at the very bottom of my sleeping bag.


She also once got trapped in the crawl space for a few days and we just meowed back and forth until I finally figured out what other dimension she was communicating from.

Cats, man.
posted by Grandysaur at 6:23 PM on October 23 [18 favorites]


One of our cats managed to get drywalled into a wall one time. I would say poor thing but when we got him out he seemed mostly annoyed that there was no food in his otherwise-flawless hiding spot.
posted by Skorgu at 6:36 PM on October 23 [4 favorites]


Just when I was like "oh wait, this is photoshopped," there was video proof.
posted by ProtoStar at 7:04 PM on October 23


Little pink ears in the bed sheets, FTW!

(I'm sure Pierogi is one happy kitty with all her places to hide, but did anyone else want to pick up the apartment for Grace? Anyone? Just me? *sigh* Yeah, I should MMOB, and stop being so anal.)
posted by BlueHorse at 7:19 PM on October 23 [5 favorites]


Dood, she JUST moved. Give her and Pierogi a bit to get settled, yeah?
posted by Lexica at 7:33 PM on October 23 [6 favorites]


One of our cats managed to get drywalled into a wall one time. I would say poor thing but when we got him out he seemed mostly annoyed that there was no food in his otherwise-flawless hiding spot.

For the love of God, Meowtresor!

- The Cat of Amontillado
posted by ActingTheGoat at 7:34 PM on October 23 [22 favorites]


Well, that is it... nothing this week can top this.
posted by CoffeeHikeNapWine at 8:02 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


Is The New Jim Crow a two volume set or does Pierogi own two copies??
posted by latkes at 10:25 PM on October 23


Omg the soup cans! Screech cackling
posted by en forme de poire at 11:56 PM on October 23 [2 favorites]


My neighbor sent me a text to be on the lookout for her visiting friend's cat, as he had escaped yesterday. I know A Lot about finding missing cats, so I went over to strategize, and the friend was a giant guy near tears. They had already missed their departure time by hours due to the miscreant. We discussed techniques for a bit, I promised to keep my territorial hellion inside and to keep a lookout. I went back over to my house and walked the yard and began to fret on my neighbor's friend's behalf. About three minutes later I go back over to suggest a live trap with a bit of his clothing inside, and he met me at the door with a huge hug and lots of curse words for the "little asshole" who'd crept out of an already-scoured hall closet right after I'd left. Never even got out of the house. Cats, man.
posted by thebrokedown at 4:57 AM on October 24 [8 favorites]


they found him sound asleep in a hammock of sheet fabric draped over the side of the bed

Oh, that reminds me of how my parents' tiny black cat once was Very Missing when she was a tiny black kitten. We looked all over the house, all over the yard, called her name, left food for her in the driveway... We found her asleep in the basement, having made a tiny hammock of the gap between the frame and lining of the old couch they keep down there, which of course is also black.
posted by capricorn at 7:29 AM on October 24 [1 favorite]


(I'm sure Pierogi is one happy kitty with all her places to hide, but did anyone else want to pick up the apartment for Grace? Anyone? Just me? *sigh* Yeah, I should MMOB, and stop being so anal.)

As someone who frets over how my place fails to live up to the standards set by Pinterest, the permanently "we just moved in" look was part of the charm for me.
posted by asteria at 9:48 AM on October 24 [8 favorites]


"little asshole" who'd crept out of an already-scoured hall closet right after I'd left. Never even got out of the house. Cats, man.

I once got a panicked phone call from my boyfriend when I was at work. Cat missing. Door had been open for long enough to bring in a couple loads of laundry. Disaster. He had checked everything (I had had cats before so warned him to check every closet, under/behind all pillows and sofas and bookcases, etc).

After hours of calling around the courtyard and making flyers and scouring the alleys and leaving stinky foods out on the porch he went to lie down.

And found the cat wedged so thoroughly into the mattress pad that the blanket was lying completely flat on top of her.

She never even left the BED.
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 12:19 PM on October 24 [12 favorites]


While I never thought she was missing-missing, we had a mystery disappearance of one of our cats, Julie, black and white kitty with Kitler (TM) mustache who would disappear for hours. I scoured each room with patented law enforcement (gleaned from watching too many cop shows on tv) right to left wall screening method, up top to down low, over and under everything, and could not find her. I would then call her name, going from room to room. After exiting the last room, I would turn back into the foyer to see her sitting in the middle of the foyer, blinking, with no indication of from whence she'd emerged, clearly wondering why I'd awoken her from her frickin' nap.

We finally deduced that she'd found a small pathway in the milk crates under the bed, and decided to make a nest. THAT'S where she had been hiding for months. Of course, being cat worshippers, our response was to move the crates so there was slightly more room, and place a blanket in the spot for her comfort.
posted by knitcrazybooknut at 1:30 PM on October 24 [5 favorites]


First night I had my cats. Went to the bathroom to get ready for bed, came back to the living room to find them gone. Gone gone. Only me in the flat, lived here six months, my first real grown up solely responsible for other living beings moment. And they were gone. I panicked they'd found a hole to the outside world I'd missed (an invisible chimney maybe?).

They were, of course, up inside the sofa frame. A space I didn't know existed until that moment. Its still their goto hiding place in times of panic, except now I've learnt the surefire way to get them out and I don't have to wait up three hours until they crawl out again.
posted by Helga-woo at 3:00 PM on October 24 [3 favorites]


When I can't find my two idiots, they're generally in the linen closet.
My daughter's cat gets in earlier in the laundry cycle.
posted by unliteral at 6:53 PM on October 24 [2 favorites]


This is perfect and beautiful, as is Pierogi. It reminds me of the one truly good thing to come from Reddit/Imgur, Where's Moon?
posted by nicebookrack at 8:16 PM on October 24 [3 favorites]




My ex called me the night before I saw Hamilton to say that he had gotten home and one of the screens was open and he couldn't find Triceratops, even when he opened a can of wet cat food or threw a bottle cap or opened a bag of smart food popcorn - all foolproof ways to get Triceratops to come running from wherever in the small apartment she was. So I cried myself to sleep, imagining my beautiful kitty wandering around lost and scared, wondering why I wasn't there to rescue her instead of having sexy dreams about Lafayette and Burr.

He called the next morning to say that when he opened up his underwear drawer, Triceratops climbed out of it. Such a jerk
posted by ChuraChura at 3:53 AM on October 26 [10 favorites]


there is no pierogi. the real pierogi is the friends we find lurking in our apartment along the way
posted by logicpunk at 4:50 AM on October 26 [6 favorites]


The only flaw in Pierogi's hiding technique is looking at the camera. If she could suppress that instinct she'd be a world-class hider but fortunately that's what makes the pictures so cute.
posted by yhbc at 6:19 AM on October 26 [8 favorites]


So touching - *sniff* *sniff* Pass the tissues, someone.

(Tiny kitten is very sneaky.)
posted by sebastienbailard at 10:59 PM on October 27 [5 favorites]




folds arms smugly and looks reproachfully at the people who were shaming her for not having finished unpacking
posted by Lexica at 6:12 PM on October 29 [9 favorites]


I'm with you, BlueHorse. Makes one wonder what else she has trouble finding.
posted by she's not there at 6:20 AM on October 31


Oh mon dieu! And with Architectural Digest coming tomorrow to shoot their cover!
posted by Room 641-A at 10:34 AM on October 31 [1 favorite]


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