Yesterday the weather was perfect!
78°F/25°C with a slight cool breeze.
Not a cloud in the sky.
All there was for me to concern myself with was testing my boundaries.
I got as close as I could to the neighbors rocks.
Then Mom made me come back to the patio.
You can see my enthusiasm:
Now, take special note of Mom's camera angle.
You may deduce that she is sitting in MY favorite red chair.
So I 'crept up on some birds'.
At least that was the excuse I used.
I checked to see if Mom was watching:
When she came to get me I ran back to the patio
and stole the red chair.
Before long I tested my boundaries again
only to have Mom stop me right away.
This time I retreated all the way into the house and
sat on the back of the couch.
I was, of course, so cute that
she took pity on me and invited me out to the sidewalk.
After a good roll, I checked for the upstairs cat:
So I ventured over to the door that leads to the office.
|Hmm, no cat door.|
Then, to my surprise, Mom invited me to walk down
the sidewalk with her.
I, of course, didn't stay on the sidewalk.
I followed the neighbors rocks, stopping
to look longingly at the forbidden yard.
We went all the way to the second neighbor's house.
I still wanted to climb on the rocks.
It was, however, at this point that I realized how
far away home was:
I went running back!
All the way inside my house.
Then I got interested in a leaf rustling on the grass outside.
I got ready to pounce...
...and sat down.
Until I saw that bird again and went for it!
Mom stopped me again and offered a substitute:
my feather toy.
After a bit of play,
she let me have the red chair:
I is mine after all.
That's right, I deserve a reward for sitting in this chair.
After all, I wasn't 'chasing birds' anymore.
Eventually, of course, she made me go inside.
I remained King of the Couch until I realized
Mom was leaving me for a few hours.
In which case I batted her ankles with my
soft paws every time she walked by me.
Where are YOUR boundaries, Mom?
How do I enforce those?
Why do YOU get to leave the house and go
wherever you want?