Well, here’s a funny story for you. Almost 20 years ago, I had a grey cat that moved out. True story, I swear. She didn’t like the environment in our home (other cats, noise, toddler in the house, neighbourhood kids stopping by), and decided she wanted out. Every day, she would leave our house, and head over to visit our neighbours that she decided would be a good fit for her. She’d meow at their door until they opened it, and then she’d squeeze into the gap, rub up against their legs, and purr sweetly. My neighbours were in love with her; the little furball had them wrapped around her little paw.
This went on for several weeks, and during that time, it took a tremendous amount of effort to encourage my cat to come home. And stay home. She was determined to adopt this new family that she had obviously settled on. They were an older couple with no kids, and no other pets in the house. They had an extremely quiet residence; the opposite of our own hectic one. Exactly what my cat craved. Eventually, I came to accept that my cat just hated living with us, and asked my neighbours if they’d like to adopt her. They said yes. And my cat moved out. I have never in my life experienced such a thing. Cats are such funny creatures.
If you are concerned about whether your cat is planning to move out, here are some clues:
The fancy new hairdo is a dead giveaway!
Have a lovely weekend, everyone.