Oops

Princess, a seal-point ragdoll cat, beside a large window showing trees outside. Caption reads: "The big window near my cat tower is how I see the world."

Oops post by Princess Cat

There’s a big window beside my cat tower. That’s how I see the world.

The world is a big place, and I’m just a baby cat. I know I’m four years old now, but I’m still the baby in this family. I don’t go outside because the world’s too big for me.

The other day something happened.

I’m a sneakypaws, and one of my sneakypaws skills is becoming invisible. The humans will open a cupboard or wardrobe, and not know I got in it until after they close the door, and I knock on it to get them to let me out.

What happened was this. Bumpy was asking to go out. Bumpy’s a very old cat and he gets to do anything he wants; because if he doesn’t get what he wants, he pees all over the house.

A human opened the front door for Bumpy. I decided to be sneaky, and made myself invisible. I went through the door with Bumpy and no-one saw.

Then I realised I had made a big, big mistake, a huge mistake, the biggest mistake a cute fluffy little cat could possibly make. I was out in the world!

Let me tell you, the world is interesting and exciting when I look at it through the window. It was just big and scary when I realised I was out in it. I saw my window and looked in it to try to get my human’s attention.

When she saw me, she jumped up and ran out. She opened the door and called me. I wouldn’t go that way, because last time I went through that door something terrible happened! I stayed next to the window.

My human went back, and I could see her through the window. She opened the window and the screen for me, and kept pushing Fanta back, because Fanta wanted to run out. My human called me, she said it was OK, I could come back in.

I very carefully came in through the window. It really was my window, because then I was in the lounge room, with the couches and the tv and my cat tower. I was safe. My human gave me a big hug to make me feel better.

It took me a while to be brave enough to get on my tower and look out at the world again. I’m glad I’m safely inside, and not out there any more.

The world is much, much, better when I’m safely on the right side of the window.

Princess, a sealpoint ragdoll cat.

Princess

Princess is a seal-point ragdoll cat. Her hobbies include naps, waking the human in the middle of the night, tummy tickles, knocking things off shelves, evading grooming, and petty theft (stealing paintbrushes, pincushions, etc.) Her special skills include jingle ball and fluffy mouse chasing. Her key goal in life is to be adored by everyone, but not actually touched unless she specifically requests it. She is never allowed outside, partly to protect wildlife, partly to keep debris out of her hair, and mostly because she is so naïve she wouldn’t survive five minutes outside. Also known as Pretty Kitty and Snuggle Cat.


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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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