The Curiosity of My Introverted Cat

Is it wanderlust or something else?

Nancy Parish
Catness

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Harper Lee, my little tabby cat looking out the window, at the squirrels and birds. #catlover #catmomlife
Harper Lee at her favorite place / Photo courtesy of the Author

If you spend time online, you’ve probably come across one of those stories where someone was reunited with their beloved feline after years of being apart.

Maybe the cat went missing only to turn up months or years later. Or they experienced a more amazing scenario where the cat made a cross-country journey to another coast and returned to their owner.

Thankfully, I’ve never experienced either of those scenarios. My cats have stayed at home with me.

Lately, I’ve had some concerns. It would seem that not all of my cats are content with their current living situation. Or maybe it’s just their innate curiosity.

Harper has been spreading her paws a bit.

Harper has been slipping between my legs to get to the hallway outside my condo. She looks around for a moment before darting back inside the condo.

Each time she gets a little bolder, a little more confident, and stands there a little longer. I wonder if she wants to explore the outside world.

This new side of her is a little unsettling. She’s the cat who hides when a storm is brewing often before the first sound of thunder. She scampers low to the ground to her safe place.

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Nancy Parish
Catness

Amateur Cat Herder. Previously, Contributing Editor for CWIM. My ebook Life with Scout: The Blind Kitty Chronicles avail. https://thesoundandfurry.com/