So I have spoken in the past that I have let my cat Spooky be an in/outdoor cat as he feels his wild side. After he physically opened the door himself I decided he deserved to be allowed out in the world to run wild when he wants, but I may have overestimated his intelligence to know what the parameters were.
As my life usually goes according to MY plans, I don’t like bumps in the road and lately I’ve been coming upon as many as you would in a parking lot here in Arizona and I don’t appreciate it!
I just assumed Spooky would come home when called, he did in the beginning, and now he isn’t. How dare he!
First my little shenanigan with BC, then this stupid surgery on my shoulder, and wouldn’t you know, my cat has decided to be a dirty stay out!
I usually let him out in the morning for a while, then he comes home looking for me, food and a place to nap. Then in the early afternoon he goes out carousing again and comes home by the late afternoon, early evening. Well, Mister Dirty Stay Out decided to disappear last week until midnight and scare me silly. I had to stay up waiting for him to get home like a recalcitrant child. The only thing is I don’t think you can send him to bed, ground him, take away the TV, or any other of that stuff that really works with children. The only thing I did was grab him when he came in the door and make sure he had all his eyes, limbs and almost cry with happiness that he was fine, and hug him.
So, thinking I’m so smart, of course I can outsmart a CAT! Yeah, ok…I won’t let him go out after about 4-5 pm…well, he did it again. Damn. Yesterday, I let him out before 3, and at about 3:30 I needed to go lay down, so I tried to get him in, to no avail. He wouldn’t answer me. Who the hell does he think he is? I figured ok, it’s early enough…he’ll come home, I’ll let him play and when I get up in a few hours he’ll be ready to run in. Wrong. 11:30 I’m still waiting for him on pins and needles. All the monsters are out at night, the coyotes the javelinas…he still has his claws but I don’t think he stands a chance.
What I don’t understand is he can’t have a girlfriend or boyfriend, he’s been fixed, so what’s he doin? Maybe he’s mad because since I’ve had my surgery, I haven’t been making a big fuss over him, after all, it’s all about ME! Now what do I do? I don’t think he’ll “get” a one on one conversation. Hmmm. I’m working on it.