I’m Innocent!

Julie is on his best behavior today, since he was real bad and stayed out until 5 am last night. I was waking up every hour or so seeing if he would show up, and it was only then that he was standing on the wall waiting to come in.

So today he’s playing it real cool, pretending he’s the last one that would ever want to go outside and worry anyone. No, he’s the nice cat that sleeps in cute poses within eyeshot and neer makes a peep.  It was that other tabby cat that did those bad things, never Julie…

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4 Responses to I’m Innocent!

  1. nadbugs says:

    Sheesh. This was one of the worst aspects, it seemed to me, when I was debating what I wanted to do with the indoor-outdoor thing: The Sleepless Night. I went into a worry-spasm just imagining it. Of *course* Julie acts like that now. He had his rave to recover from! Bet you didn’t get that luxury. . . .


    • Oldcat says:

      The other cats I have had have been pretty easy that way – a window and a jaunt onto the porch or patio is enough for them. Julius is a tougher nut – when I come home the others want food and he wants to go out.

      The pattern in most years is to have a few late days and then settle down for the rest of the year. Perhaps the rainy weather this year has resulted in some cabin fever.

      The waking up isn’t from fretting, or not conscious fretting anyway. The risks are there, but I have to balance that against fighting him over doorways every day. He was pretty clever at finding ways to get out last time I tried, and he hasn’t even done the “rip a hole in a screen window” that one cat I had did.


  2. Do you have a patio or balcony you could enclose? Or some place were you could put an enclosure? Might be a reasonable compromise.


    • Oldcat says:

      I’ve thought about it, but unless I locked him into the enclosure I’d still have to keep my doors closed. In most years he gets it out of his system soon enough. The bad weather this spring has confused a lot of normal patterns.


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