Straight From A Cats Mouth! What They Really Think About Life With Us
A recent move re-introduced access to the outdoors to my cat TirNa.
TirNa was born outside where she lived for the first year of her life. She has lived indoors ever since with some enclosed balcony access. However, she was not able to walk out the door and put paws on the earth. Now that this is a possibility, TirNa makes a bee-line for the door every time I come in or out.
Feeling empathy for TirNa I decided that I would deal with the stares of others and take my cat outside on a leash.
Understand that when talking to animals I am often seeing images and feeling what they are feeling. What I write here is me using the English language so that I can convey to the reader the information TirNa is providing.
Anne: What does it feel like to be inside all year round?
TirNa: I feel like I settle into it. I am a very relaxed cat so it doesn’t bother me.
Anne: So how does it now feel to be outside?
TirNa: The smells are the biggest thing. It smells like life outside. The grass is especially powerful. It’s delightful.
Anne: How do you think it will be to not have the outside time as much in the colder months after having outside time?
TirNa: I feel like I would not live as long if I lived outside. I wouldn’t want to be outdoors all the time and have to survive. I enjoy my life.
Anne: Do you think all house cats feel this way?
TirNa: No. I’m a special kind of cat. I am supposed to be with you so I am fine with it. Some have wanderlust and they may leave on their own if need be.
Anne: Are you talking about cats who go missing?
TirNa: Sometimes it’s by choice, yes.
Note: This is something I have found working with some missing animals. They do, at times, choose to leave for this very reason.
Anne: Thank you for your help teaching people about how it feels to be a cat.
TirNa: It’s my job.
NOTE: Very true, TirNa is a master teacher who helps me and often offers her teaching abilities to students during our classes!
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