Friday, August 30, 2013
Foster & Feral Friday: Box? What's a box?
Oopsie!!! I did a big no-no! There was a very scary thunderstorm on Wednesday night that lasted into early Thursday morning, and I did not like being soaking wet! I meowed and meowed at the back door until the people let me in. But then, I didn't want to go out again! The man went to work, then the lady said she had to go someplace, too. She tried to get me to go outside again, but I didn't budge. She pushed me gently with her foot, but I put all my weight on my feet and stuck to the floor. It's amazing how we cats can do that, even though sometimes we seem to not weigh anything at all! I was very clear that I did not want to be that wet again! She let me stay inside while she was gone.
Now, I've seen something called "the box", and I've smelled it. I've even seen the other cats use it for their pee and poop. The lady has put me in it and moved my feet to scratch in it, even though I protest that with all my lung power and splay all four legs out. I just don't get what all the fuss is over this box thing! What does it do? I saw the lady take the pee and poop clumps out of it, but it just doesn't make sense to me.
I did what I do outside when I needed to pee. I picked a spot that was out of everyone's way, under the dining-room table. I squatted and peed, because I know I'm not supposed to spray inside the house. That much I'd figured out already. I don't understand why the other cats were so disappointed that I used that spot! They even went directly to the lady when she came back and told her in no uncertain terms that something went wrong and they were disappointed. They all wanted to be sure she knew that none of them did what I did. Why was it wrong?
The lady sprayed some cleaning spray where I'd gone, then picked me up and "flew" me into the bathroom. She put me in that box-thing and moved my feet again. Auntie Dare sniffed my butt to let me know that whatever comes out of me there goes in the box. I still don't get it! I think I'll be going outside from now on whenever the people need to leave the house.
At least until I figure this box thing out.