CATS ON TUESDAY
Since Arthur is back home, he doesn't put a paw outside except for his natural business and sometimes not even that, he, who were always outside and visiting neighbors or meowing to people walking on the street, uses the litter box, a thing which he had not done since his childhood.
He who always behaved like a bashful teenager when you cuddled him, now sticks to me and wants to be petted and talked to all the time. The whole day he spends under my desk and on my feet and I get cramps because I have no room ! When I get up he follows me and waits until I am back again. Pookie who is usually the one who is attached to my leg with the unvisible string watches this and does nothing. I think she also feels that he is not quite himself. Otherwise she would be very jalous. He eats well, looks well but has this strange behaviour. I have never seen him like that. He is not a crooner anymore he is like a little boy.
Now we all puzzle over where he could have been ? He was not very hungry at his return and really looked good, not at all like a cat who had spent four days in the cold rain.
I think that a child had "kidnapped" him and kept him in her room, as he is so confiding, he probably followed her to find a new bed. But then he got fat up and wanted to go home and took the first occasion to escape. Otherwise I cannot explain it to myself. Everybody knows him all around and knows now where he lives. After his return each time somebody saw us asked if Arthur had returned. People who live in this area since ages, suddenly know you and care about you and your cat.
While I am busy at my computer Arthur sits happy under the desk. He really has a funny manner to get himself to sleep.
First he stares for a while in the air ...
and then his head drops down and he sleeps. I have never seen a cat sleeping like that ! You ?
Sometimes, when I am busy with something else, he naps in the bathtube. Lisa watches him while he just sat up and yawned.
or he sleeps together with his sisters and feels save.
Probably he will get back to his old habits, but for the moment we have a very affectionated cat and everybody is missing him and his visits in the neighbourhood.
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