We have a kitty. Her name is Jingle Bells. She thinks she runs our house, and that illusion is only upset when she goes exploring at 4 a.m. and starts knocking things off the counters or clawing at the rug in front of bedroom doors. Then it’s out!
Out into the winter cold.
Out into the winter dark.
Out into the winter pine tree that acts as her sometimes condo in the yard.
When she is quiet until 6 a.m., she gets to stay in.
In, where the furnace is running.
In, where the couch is comfy.
In, where her food and water are provided for her.
In, where we love to have her, when she is quiet in the wee hours of the morning.
It seems that finally, this week, our kitty has learned that the cold winter outdoors is connected to jungle behavior in the house. She has finally stopped jumping all over and knocking things off, in favor of maintaining her warm and comfy lifestyle indoors.
I don’t know about you, but I think dogs are much easier to train than cats. Cats think they own us!
Do you have a cat? Does she stay in at night?