Monday, July 24, 2006

And the Cat Came Back

Little came to live with us on Murray Street. She hid under the bed for two days, afraid to come out... finally she acclimated to the house, and to us. She was always a little skittish though. We were away a lot last summer, and she didn't adjust to being alone so she went to live with Karen and her family (friends of Richard). After we settled in here in Wayne, and after a lot of time thinking about Little, we decided it would be good for her to 'come home'. SK was here when Little made the move. What a difference! Little explored, rubbed against furniture, followed people around... we were not sure it was the same cat! But, indeed it really is Little, and she really is happy here. I think it helped having SK here, but even once she left, Little continued to behave as though she owned the place. She'd been an indoor cat for a long time... but SK introduced Little to the big outdoors here in the woods. It took a little getting used to, but over time Little has come to LOVE being outside. In fact, it's hard to get her in at night, but we really try hard because when she stays outside, she almost always wakes us up crying to come in... from the roof outside our bedroom window! She's quite a climber, and quite a hunter. She's the cat that came back... and we're happy to have her.
And the Cat Came Back is from the Phillips Collection of Traditional American Fiddle Tunes.


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jen said...

She certainly looks like she rules the roost from her perch in this photo!

Megan said...

I think kitties like it best when they get to go outside - as long as you live somewhere they won't get runnt over. Don't know what I'll do if Stella ever has to become an inside cat again. We may both go crazy!