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Dear Diary -- cat doings --

My poor Ian pussycat was (in effect) locked in Izzy's room. He often disappears for what seems hours at a time and when I didn't see him for a while after Izzy went out and closed her door I didn't think about it. I heard a cat mewing and mewing and since I was writing a review of a film study for publication in Cercles (French and English academic journal in Europe) didn't think about it.

Noise remained subliminal in brain.

Suddenly I heard something drop noisily in Izzy's room. Uh oh my brain goes, "Izzy's not in there. Wait! that was the cat," and I jump up and open the door.

Sure enough there he is sitting intensely looking at the door desperate to make it open so he can join me and Clarycat. I pick him up, talk softly, get treats, make much of him. Now he's ensconced in his new cat pod (soft grey, round, highish walls) in my room a few feet from me.

Cheered by writing this somehow.

Photo taken a few days ago before I bought the new soft cat pod which now sits on this chair with Ian curled up in it.

Pert (Small)

I can now hear him growl when someone comes to the door: "Society is no comfort to one not sociable" -- Cymbeline IV:2:12-13.



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Dec. 20th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Max: "He is looking reproachful!"

Me: "Well this was two days ago -- before I bought more soft catpods.

But yes. He was upset. I should have responded immediately to his cries for help. I don't know what he overturned. Perhaps he pushed some of her shoes off her soft shoe rack; that was probably where he was (it's in a closet so a double hide).

He often looks reproachful.

Edited at 2014-12-20 09:01 pm (UTC)
Dec. 20th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
guilty at closing them in areas
Rebecca: ""I locked my kitty cat in my pantry cupboard for a weekend once. He has now passed on to the great litter box in the sky but needless to say I always do a tail count before leaving the house. He ate crackers and emerged unscathed and forgiving."

How generous spirited of him. I wonder if he had language if he'd see so forgiving. I assume he had enough to eat. They don't need much. And yes I do feel guilty in the same way from experiences of leaving one or the other of my cats locked in a closet or room. I try to find both of them and make sure they are in a free area before I go out. I can't always but I can check out my room to make sure they are not in here. Izzy's room has a bed we can't see under and so does mine.
Dec. 20th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Cats have personalities
Vivian: he sounds like quite a character.

Me: Cats have particular personalities somewhat like us, if we pay attention. I feel guilty about a dog that died some 33 years ago; she was mine and while alive I was too young to credit her with all the reality and personality that she had. It sounds absurd but I wish I could make up for what I didn't do even now. Any particular animal matters.
Dec. 21st, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
Cats visiting others and outside
Glenen: I am never concerned if my cat, Ned Shipway, is ever missing. She is just at someone else's house eating instead of at home eating.

Me: Where my house is located, there are cars which whiz by on the street and so my cats are at risk outside. They are both house cats -- they don't try to get out -- so my heart is easy.
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