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?
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.
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:)