Left Again and a New Bed

Me looking at the new human and 'that chair'.

Somewhere where the new human can’t find me and observing a new sleeping spot.

It’s that time again when the human disappears, leaving me with a stranger. The new human calls my name, while holding out her hand. Wrinkling my nose, I look up eyeballing her and retreat to the cupboard. When I wake-up, she is still around. The newbie isn’t up to scratch, but I tolerate her. I get fed and let out, but she’s not ‘my human’, so I snooze a lot in a favourite chair.

After many moons, the human returns and shrieks, ‘Smudge, you’re so chunky,’ whatever that means? I nip her ankle and strut outside, and don’t come back till morning. I do not bat balls the human throws to me, or am interested in playing hide and seek chasey. The human is disappointed.

'That armchair'.

‘That armchair’.

She has a new armchair that smells funny. Lounging in it, she breathes in the scent and pats the sides. I approach but she snaps, ‘Mine.’ Later, when she is not around I jump up. It’s a bit slippery, but bouncy and comfy. The human returns, ‘Hey, get off.’ I jump down as she throws a rug over the chair.

A few days later, she removes the rug. When she is not looking, I leap into the chair and plop myself down. Chilled, I dig in my claws and purr, but soon I’m sprung and the human yells. I open one eye, then cover my face with a paw. As I stretch out, my tail dangles over the seat.



One thought on “Left Again and a New Bed

  1. Carol

    Humans. First abandoning you, then when she finally returns she calls you “chunky” and refuses to allow you in her new chair. What gall! I’ve been abandoned like that before, too, so I feel your pain. Our moms thought they were being so generous hiring a “sitter” to care for us, but what they failed to understand is that you can’t pay someone else to love us. Keep occupying her chair until she finally concedes defeat!



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