came home to find the closet open with this note.
that would be pretty random
because our cat, Matteo,
really likes to sleep in his cozy chair.
He is there literally 95% of the time -
a cat who likes routine and a fine chair
which does not smell too much like dog.
the other habit we can count on with him
is that he will come and greet us whenever we come home.
Zoe taught him this -
and she taught him that this behavior is done without exception
every time the masters return.
most often he is sitting with Zoe at the garage door
with half open eyes and a yawn on his lips
as he greets us and saunters back off to his chair.
but lately he has been an explorer...
case in point -
see this pine dresser above which holds our linens
in the kitchen.
well a couple of weeks ago he disappeared for 3 whole hours.
we called outside and swept the neighborhood
as we were sure he had gotten out when the garbage was taken out.
needless to say we were wrecks
as our neighborhood is frequented by coyotes and such.
but twice I heard scratching and all 3 of us
(that would be our dog Zoe as the third detective)
I was sure he was in the wall...
could not tell where the noise was coming from.
but eventually we narrowed it down to this bottom drawer.
I opened it and out he jumped.
he has never done anything like that before.
he jumped into the bottom drawer
while my husband was fixing a knob on the third drawer down.
and Doug put the drawer back without seeing him...
and he stayed there three hours without letting us know.
now today he hid out in the closet
and I just got home and he did not greet me.
instead I found him sleeping under the table peering out at me...
do I sense a mutiny in the works?
naw, it must be the wind and rain howling outside.
smart cat - maybe I should join him.