While I was away for a week, Vince told me every day that Cat sat in the driveway between the house and the shop and waited for me. If Vince went out, Cat would run but when Vince went back in, Cat would resume her position in the driveway waiting for me. She often sits out there when I’m home because whether I’m going to the garden, the sewing room, the chicken coop .. I’m coming out that back door. I will walk about halfway towards her, bend and hold my hands out and she will come to me and let me pet her.
When I got home Saturday evening, it was not quite dark. I was so anxious to see how Cat reacted to seeing me after I’d been gone. I expected her to be happy to see me. No!
I pulled the car to the side of the house to wash the bugs off the front and Cat was sitting over by the tall gate. I walked halfway to her and called her, bent over and held my hands out to her and she totally ignored me! We’ve questioned whether she was deaf or not but I don’t believe she is but she never acted like she heard me. I said “Vince, maybe she is deaf!” Then she looked right at me . . as if she never saw me. Heck, maybe she’s blind too! She’s definitely obstinate.
She went about her business watching something in the tall grass. I begged her to come to me .. nope . . I left for a week and she was going to be sure I knew she wasn’t happy about it.
When she finally did walk my direction, she walked normally til she got near me and then she ran past me. Seriously, Cat?
Sunday morning I guess she wasn’t sure if I had suffered long enough. When I bent over for her to come to me, she started, got about halfway to me, and stopped. I stood there waiting for a few minutes and then I said “I’m not playing your game!” and I walked to the shop. When I came out, she was happy to walk up to me and let me pet her.
Our relationship seems to be back to normal. I suppose she thinks I’ve done my time and my punishment can end now.