Last week I woke up with Phoebe our oldest cat, standing on my stomach, staring into my soul.
She never blinks.
But whenever she comes over and stands on my lap or stomach, it means she needs something. But she had food, water and a clean litter box, so I was confused. And I had just woken up and hadn’t yet had coffee, so I was REALLY confused.
Until I began to hear scratching coming from our office door. Our closed office door. Then I realized what had happened. See, a few weeks ago Riley taught himself a new trick. He taught himself how to close the office door.
From the inside.
When he’s on the wrong side of the door to be able to do anything about it.
Then he scratches at the door until you come to rescue him. Sometimes when you go to open the door too soon after he gets in there, he’ll push against the door and swipe his paws underneath the door rapidly while meowing excitedly.
This time he must have been in there for a while because as soon as I opened the door he paused for a moment, shook his head and swiftly exited the scene.
Yeah, didn’t even thank me. 😛
The thing that warmed my heart about this whole episode was that Phoebe had come to me to let me know that her brother needed help. Even though Riley likes to jump on her and picks fights with her all the time, at the end of the day, she was worried about him.
Or she was just annoyed by the sound of him scratching at the door. She’s a cat, it’s hard to tell. 😉
Riley also tells us when he is worried about Phoebe. Awhile back we had to stay the night at a motel and Phoebe HATES riding in the car. As soon as she was in the room, she went and hid under the bed. Riley began to meow and run back and forth between us and her hiding spot. Like he was telling us where she was so we could get her out.
I’m so glad they really love each other deep down inside. Despite the photographic evidence below. 😛
One of my favorite photos of our fur-babies. And I know what you are thinking, “Awww! That’s so sweet that you let a kindergartener caption your photo!”
Yeah, that’s all me.
Took me 45 minutes.
Thanks Windows 10! 😛 😀