It’s been about two weeks now since Boots has re-joined our family. Just a quick recap for those who don’t know our history with Boots our cat. She left us over a year ago (we think she was cat-napped by a weird woman who likes to lure other cats in her home. I’m not making this up, she does exist in our little village by the sea). But hopefully that’s all in the past now, especially since my husband cat-napped her back
Now she’s back home with us, as if she never left, although I’m not really sure she’s pleased, because we’ve kept her in. Most of the time, she looks really annoyed and nags to be out again. She’s not allowed outside till we move house and I’m afraid at the moment, it isn’t clear when that is exactly happening.
Boots sleeps with little T and I on our bed and likes to wake me up really early, demanding to be fed.
She also spends her time having staring contests with Doc. To be fair though, it’s always Boots who leaves the room as if in a huff. Doc just wants to play, Boots wants him dead.
There’s T trying to distract Doc so Boots could escape.
Day in and day out, she sleeps on our bed. Demands to be fed. I clean up her litter tray and when the sun is out, she likes to sun herself on the windowsill. She also likes to interrupt me when I’m on my laptop. She sometimes likes to use it as a step to get to the window sill. Once there, she gives an incessant “meowing” and nags to be let out. I ignore her of course. Till she gives up and goes back up stairs with her little bell “jiggling” behind her.
Yes, she is now wearing a cat collar with a bell (so we know where she is) and a tag with our contact details on it. I sent the husband out to buy one and the man at the pet shop assured us that this is a safe collar. It is elastic and can break if caught in an emergency. Of course this won’t stop the crazy woman from taking it off her. But Boots is chipped and we’re not letting her out till we move.
“Please let me out” Says Boots.
“Nope, sorry. Not letting you out” I reply.
“You are a wicked woman!” Her eyes tell me.
Boots meows “Help”
Do you have a cat?
Do you keep them in or out?