So starting a few days ago I decided “Spooky” the cat should go outside in the backyard with me while I was out enjoying the beautiful Spring sunshine and fresh air. I don’t know if this was one of my most brilliant ideas, but of course I thought it was inspired. Spooky could chill near me and enjoy the great outdoors instead of being cooped up in the house, and maybe exercise himself and be the wild animal that he was meant to be. I just have a little bit of management problems. Did I really expect him to stay in the parameters I set out for him? Of course I did. I speak English to him, and most times he listens and responds as most beings do to me, as if they understand everything I say and do. I believe every being in my sphere does understand me and finds it easier to make me happy than upset me. When I’m upset the world around me is in turmoil and everything and everyone is upset, so it is just much easier to do as I ask as I don’t really ask too much, I just want the world to be a happy nice place where I remain Queen and my subjects are happy too.
So, when I decided Spooky had had enough outdoors, I scooped him up and deposited him gently indoors! This went on a few days.
Now, he believes he belongs outdoors. Uh oh!!! This was to be our LITTLE secret. Our little special treat! I guess I forgot to tell him that. Now he hangs out by the screen door and whines & cries incessantly. If you try to go out, he is on your toes and out the crack of the opening before you could get your nose out! I’m in sooooo much trouble. Spoil him much!!?? Oooopppsss! Anyway, we tried to ignore him all day Sunday. This was such a trial, I was hoping he would get a sore throat and lose his voice. He was like a whiney baby brat. I thought my husband was going to kill one of us!
So, I thought by Monday, hopefully he would FORGET the Great Outdoors! NO WAY! Rats! He’s been haunting me all day. . .and I’ve been housebound ALL day waiting for a PLUMBER who gave me a time slot of what, you ask, 12 – 5. That’s ridiculous! I KNOW! What’s up with that? I guess the economy is NOT hurting the Plumbing trade, Huh???
Anyway, I digress, having had my fill of my wonderful cat today. I was laying on the couch again not feeling 100 percent, still having this massive headache and weird neck ache as he’s been doing his meowing and caterwauling. So I decided to open some windows so he could sit on his favorite windowsills, left the sliding screen door open, I was laying on my chaise longue in the sun enjoying my book, I realized he was next to me meowing. That little reprobate had opened the sliding screendoor himself! No opposing thumbs, go figure. Now what do I do?
Having ruminated over the matter, talked it through with my friend and her husband who happens to know said natural predators of Spooky’s, I’ve decided that he is a wild animal who wants to be free to wander, so I took the bull by the horns and let him OUT to be free! Hopefully, he’ll be safe. I love him so, but I feel, if I don’t allow him free rein to roam he won’t be his whole self either, so I must let him be free to be somewhat wild. Let the spirits watch over him, I’ll do what I can. I’ll check him as often as I can, and nature will take it’s course. He has his claws, his teeth, and hopefully he can take care of himself! Oh, please don’t let this be an awful mistake. . .