Sunday, September 4, 2011

Creature of Habit

I am a creature of habit.  I leave the house every morning and say the same thing “ Bye sweetie see ya later, have a good day.”  I let Chance in the house and he moves over by the step and lays down.   “Bye Chance see ya later, be a good boy.”  I drive the same road, I turn on the same street.  I open the museum and I have a routine I follow to unlock the  nine doors…at night it is the reverse.  I leave the parking lot the same way and I go down a block and see if the white cat is in the yard.

He must be a creature of habit also.  In the spring and early summer he was sitting on a car, now he enjoys the grass in the yard.  Sometimes he is scruffy and dirty looking like he just had a bath in the alley. He is usually in the yard everyday at 4:33.  I look for him, I wonder if he looks for me? 

The white cat waits

I am not crazy about people who let their house cats out of the house.  Sooner of later, they will get hit by a car, or maimed in a fight with a bigger tougher cat, or get picked up by an Eagle or at night by an Owl…or by a coyote.  Don’t get your panties in a bunch if you have a cat and let him/her outdoors.  We have had both extremes ..Keshia who would cry mournfully if we took her out of the house, and Shadow who used the outdoors as his sandbox and had to be let out of the house just like one of the dogs, and Dawn who took off one time and was gone for 30 days..but returned thin and meowing like we were the ones that were missing, she was content to stay home for awhile after that big adventure. ( I was sure an Eagle or an Owl had gotten her.)  Cats are safer living their lives as “IN” the house pets. 

Barn cats are another story..they are used to being outdoors and usually have all their claws and hunt their own food, a necessity on a farm.

The white cat is grumpy

I stopped yesterday and took this photo, the white cat has one blue eye and one green eye.  He stared at me…what a grump.   I took his photo! If he was my cat I would clean out his ears..and take him into the house.  But he isn’t my cat, and no I am not getting a cat..I am way over having a cat in the house:)

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15 comments:

  1. Love, love, love cats and agree with not letting them outside. Have done it--lost some and they were always picking up worms from eating mice and birds. That's a beautiful white cat. I would have it in the house, too.

    I'm sure you will be glad when this new museum routine is out the window for the year! ;)

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  2. Such a pretty (if grumpy) white cat. I think we are all creatures of habit, and I'm sitting here early in the morning on Sunday doing the same old thing, laptop and tea.

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  3. Grumpy is sure a beautiful cat and I agree the outdoors is no place for him. He probably watches you too and wondered why you were deviating from your normal routine by stopping to photograph him!!!!

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  4. What a beautiful cat. I would take the cat if I lived there. I'm a firm believer of cats in the house, for the same reasons as you. Although, Sam-Sam says he will die if he has to use a litter box. So off he goes and returns when he is ready.

    Monkey lives in the house and says she will die if we make her go outside.

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  5. I hear you about cats ! Our Harley is a indoor cat, we chose to have her as an indoor cat for the fact that there are a lot of poor stray cats in the area and a lot do get hit by cars which breaks my heart. Harley stared out as a stray kitten but we took her in, I would love to beable to take alot of them here in but I cant. Harley has a full set of claws but we got lucky with her she only scratched at her scratching post! We had barn cats when I was younger on the farm but we still had them fixed and kept up with their shots and vet checks to prevent any illnesses to them or the spread of it all to other animals. We all are creatures of habit I especially its what keeps me going and it seems to rub off on our pets! Lovely post and photos, Have a wonderful day . P.S Love your new header.

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  6. That white cat in your picture is definitely not undernourished! We have three cats. One hardly ever wants out. The second is an old neutered male was an outside cat for 2 or 3 years before we could catch him. He doesn't like being inside in the summer. And our tortoise tabby likes half and half. All are rescue animals that strayed up to us so each has a bit of the outside bred into their nature. Fortunately we are at the end of the road so there is not as much traffic but we still have the nocturnal predators.

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  7. All our cats have been rescue cats. We have never declawed any of them because you never know when they might decide they need to be outside instead of in.

    Not sure what we'll do when we finally move to the farm, but we'll have cats there, too. More to keep mice out of the house than to go outside, but if one wanted to move into the barn, I'd let it. :)

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  8. He looks like an old codger with a mind of his own. Probably has a routine of places to go and things to do too,

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  9. I'm way over having a cat in the house too.....we have tough as nails barncats and most have died of old age....asleep in the straw.

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  10. Maybe that cat is watching you!!!

    I am a huge cat lover - but when my cat died of kidney failure, I was ready to not have a cat for a while....I was tired of cleaning up cat urine in the house.

    We have my sister's cat and she is scratching the furniture. We have an outside barn cat - he is a love and I intend to leave him where he is!

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  11. I would say that you are a creature of routine. People set up routines that work for them . I'm sure Chance knows your routine better than you do. I was a teacher. I had routines that the kids got used to. They knew what to expect. Sometimes if I was late one if them would be at the front of the classroom being me and conducting the class. it was a hoot!

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  12. I agree with keeping cats in, if you can. I am reminded of one of the cats who owned us - she was content to be an indoor cat during the winter. But, she could smell that first day of spring and all he!! would break out. If we didn't let her out, nothing was sacred!

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  13. I do agree with you about cats but we had to let ours go outside. No matter what we did she was just too mean and scary and we were afraid she would hurt Bryson. Plus for some reason she was peeing all over our house!

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  14. We can't keep our daughter's cat in the house -- she drives us mad with her meows to get out. But she stays in during the winter without much pressure.

    I only worry about the birds. As cats are an unnatural predator that we have introduced. (Oh I sound like an old bird fart, don't I?)

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  15. The White Cat looks like he is well-fed and happy. Here in the UK we generally let our cats roam (de-clawing is illegal, so they can protect themselves a bit) but there are always bust-ups with local bully cats. Mine is such an old wimp he spends most of his time indoors in the wardrobe (bed) or in the garden with me, and he hates to use the litter box unless the weather is bad. Whatever he wants is fine by me as I love him so much :-)

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