Pawnotes from the Litterbox

Missing the outdoors

November 11th 2005 10:39 am
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Since there have been several LARGE stray dogs hanging around the vicinity of our house, our human bean has stopped letting us go outside. I miss it. Sometimes I sit in one of the uncovered windows (our human bean has plastic over most of the windows in the house -- she says it helps with the utility bill, whatever that is). It keeps the cool air inside in the summer and outside in the winter. So really there aren't but three windows in our house you can look out of. One is over the kitchen sink, another is in the boarder, Lily's, room, and the third is in the "guest bedroom" which mom keeps closed off all the time because there's a canopy bed in there and Sauda thinks the canopy is a hammock. She climbs up there the SECOND she catches that door open. For some reason mom doesn't like her doing that. So that window is almost never available, thanks to the Brat.

I often sit in the window over the kitchen sink and I love watching the leaves falling. I'd like to go out there and play in them and chase them and roll around in the dirt, but I don't get to anymore. Mom says it's too bad she loves me so much. If she didn't care what happened to me, she'd let me go outside whenever I wanted, but since I'm her "heart kitty" I have even less chance than the others of ever having success with a wistful look when the door opens. She tells me, quite gently, that losing me would break her heart clean in two. I'm thinking that would hurt a lot, and I don't want her to be hurt.

Sometimes the Brat gets to go outside, and every now and again Raven will "escape" (though mom gets her back inside as quick as she can). Charlie Chan gets to go out whenever he wants...day or night. Mom says that's because she knows exactly where he's going to go. He either lays on top of her car, or he climbs the ladder she keeps leaning up against our metal storage building in the back yard, just for him, and sleeps on the roof. He pretty much never leaves the yard.

Well, I suppose it's about time for a nap. Only a few hours and mom will be home from her working place. She will be home for two days for the weekend and I'll get lots of extra lap time. I like that almost as much (and more on cold nights) than going outside!

 
 

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