Neighbour from few doors away: “Your cat was in our garden”.
Me: “Really? She doesn’t normally go that far, she’s very timid”.
Neighbour from few doors away: “Yes it was your cat, it’s white and tabby isn’t it?”
Me: “Yes, but there is another cat from across the street, who looks just like her, it was probably that cat”.
Neighbour from few doors away: “I’m sure it was your cat!”
Me: <smiles, indulgently>
Neighbour from few doors away: “Well this cat… it was in our garden and then it jumped onto the fence, wobbled then fell off into nextdoor’s garden and when we looked, we found it had fallen into a big empty flower pot!”
Me: “Erm… yep, that’s must have been cat all right. <grins sheepishly> Hope she didn’t cause you too much trouble!”