Le sixième sens

I am delighted to report that Louis Catorze only escaped once on Halloween night, and that we all survived (apart from the large mouse that he brought in and terrorised the next day). But, although it’s all over for another year, the scares continue in the form of his creepy kitty sixth sense, disproving our theory that it’s directly proportional to intelligence.

Despite not being the brightest star in the galaxy, he is able not only to differentiate his staff’s footsteps from others but also to anticipate our homecoming in advance. He peacefully sleeps through noises made by the neighbours, the postman and random passers-by. But the minute he hears his daddy – or, rather unnervingly, just BEFORE he hears his daddy – he races to the front door so fast that his stupid little feet can’t keep up with themselves, and he skids around on the slippy floorboards like Bambi on ice. Sometimes he goes skidding right past Cat Daddy as he opens the door and ends up outside on the doormat and, to teach him a lesson for being such such a weirdo, Cat Daddy shuts the door on him.

Don’t worry, we always let him in again. (Well, apart from the time we forgot about him, and he ended up out at The Front, unsupervised, on the rampage for an hour.) And, a few weeks ago, when Cat Daddy remembered to let him in, he was greeted by this sight:


He’s equally perceptive when it comes to my arrival; a few evenings ago I took a while to park the car because I reversed in at the wrong angle and messed it up. When I finally came indoors, Catorze was right at the door – and, apparently, he’d been meowing there for a good minute or two before Cat Daddy had even heard the car.

He’s a scary little freak – living with him is as if Halloween never ended – but we love him.

4 thoughts on “Le sixième sens

  1. They certainly have a way to make us feel special in their world! So this is a very positive…Ou est ma maman?
    Maya never miauws at the door after I leave the house….except when I have to go and feed the cats next door (which is only very occasionally) How the heck does she know where I’m going when the door is closed?
    They never cease to surprise me. 🙂

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  2. Not only do cats have better hearing than we do but they thrive on their routine and Louis is proving it now. My cats can also differentiate my car from the neighbors’ cars but they know about when to expect me home from work. Woe to me if I am late because if I fail to appear when they expect me they instantly jump to the conclusion that they have been abandoned and will starve to death before sun up. They also know my routine for going to work so well that they get excited when they see the uniform go on because they know that means treats before I leave the house. They got us well figured out!

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