So, the past couple of weeks have felt weird.
I found out that my dear 13 year old calico has been leading a double life. She's been eating at a close-by neighbour's house and, it seems, is cool with sleeping over and chilling regularly at her new digs. I feel as though I've been betrayed and naturally I am trying to win her back with bowls of salmon and soft blankets on the chair. Still, she's holding out. Going back and forth between our family and this other house.
Weird. And somehow I've begun to doubt that I was giving her a good enough life. She's a hunter and a roamer. She doesn't enjoy being inside except if it's cold or rainy. She comes home twice a day to eat and she always gets food and cuddles and love. And then off she goes to hunt and explore. When she hears our vehicles return home, she comes running. Or, she did. Now I see her lounging on their front step and I am bewildered.
It makes me very sad and I am unsure of what to do. She's been my pet for a long time and pets are like children. This really is upsetting. And maybe not something to write about, but here I am.