I’m old and pretty grumpy. I don’t like being outside much unless it’s really warm and sunny. Frankly, I like to snooze my days away, curled up warm and snug and away from the noisy smaller humans in the house and the other cat who annoys me, a lot.
But I sometimes need to go out to do my business. I do have a cat flap but I’m picky and prefer my spot in the garden if I can.
The humans have been a bit despairing lately because I’ve taken to doing what they call “bad things” occasionally, usually on one of their beds. They don’t like it much, apparently.
They have a thing, called a catflap, which they put in, the door. The other cat uses it a lot, but I don’t like new things and refuse to use it. The humans have opened doors for me for the last eleven years, why should I let them stop, I thought!
Until last week, when I really needed to go out, you know, to do a pee. The bathroom door was shut so I couldn’t get to my litter tray (I must bite the person who did that, they should know better!) and I REALLY needed to go. I could have just peed on somewhere in the house and blamed the other cat, but that would be a bit mean, even for me…
So, I went and looked at this thing called a catflap, and I looked, and then I poked it with my paw. It flapped in my face. I poked it a bit harder and it opened wide. I then stuck my head through and back in again. Then I decided to be very brave and I squeezed my whole body through and there I was, outside! It was a lot easier then I thought it would be, clearly the other cat isn’t that clever. I did feel rather proud of myself and surprised that it wasn’t at all as bad as I thought it would be. It’s just a flap of plastic but now I can go out if I really have to when no one is home to let me out…
I’m quite pleased with myself and I’ve been using the cat flap thing a lot to impresss my humans who are strangely excited by my new skill. They keep telling me how clever I am and keep trying to take photos. They’re a weird bunch!
It’s exhausting learning a new thing… I’m going for a long nap now! ?