Yesterday, we took some recycling out to the bins, and of course the cats came with us. Which, of course, drew the kids in like a magnet.
This one little boy, who we’ve seen outside as long as we’ve been taking the cats out, loves the cats…
…but his love tends to involve happy shrieks and picking them up. Alfred and Izaak generally get enough love and prudently run away and hide in the bushes. But Lorelai on her leash is a captive audience for his attention.
It’s funny. This boy loves the cats, but is also a little afraid of them. I don’t know what he thinks is going to happen or what he thinks Rory is going to do.
Eventually Rory went into one of our recycling bags. This fascinated the boy.
It also brought a little girl to look at Rory in a bag.
They had a pretty good time playing with the bag, Rory and the kids. It was cute to watch.
The other day I looked out the livingroom window and saw a little girl and her mom waling her cat on a leash!! I took photos with my long lens through the window, so they are a little blurry.
I don’t know anything about her, apart from she lives in the C block of our apartment building. I saw her in a first-floor window yesterday.
She reminded me so much of Kylie!
The white kitty was obviously very new to walking on a leash…
…but she was doing an excellent job!
I kind of wonder if I’m not a little responsible for this. I mean, back when I was in the SCA, I took Harri to events, and, suddenly, there were a lot of people bringing their cats out, too. I like to think I inspired this kitty adventure.
Since we’ve had to keep Lorelai on a leash, the neighbourhood kids are asking to pet her, hold her, and walk her on her leash. Interestingly, it’s mainly boys who are asking! They get so excited when they see us, and if we’re out without the cats, they ask us when we’ll bring them out again.
It’s so much fun to watch them interact with Rory. And I get it…when I was a kid, I always wanted to “help” neighbours walk their dogs. There’s something about holding the end of a leash with an animal at the other end of it that’s like no other feeling.
As you know, Lorelai loves to go outside.
Her leash? Not so much.
Girl can throw some serious shade, though. I mean, it’s not Singapura stink-eye level, but it’s up there.