As some of you may have gathered, there is ongoing work at The Manor.
As part of this work, a new door has been fitted, which of course means that there is now a circuit whereby I can walk in one door and out another.
Poor Penny hasn’t come to terms with this at all at all. First of all, if she is passing the bathroom door [which is usually open] she has to stop and stare suspiciously at the new door [which is also usually open while work continues]. She cannot come to terms with this new view where she can look right through to the back garden.
This isn’t the worst of it though.
I have taken to walking into the back room through the old door, and coming back via the new door and the lobby. She cannot get the hang of this and always has a look of “how the fuck did he do that?” on her face. While very intelligent in some areas, she is remarkably dim in others. If the kitchen door and garage door are both open, she will wander out and then scratch at the garden door to be let in again. Obviously the part of her brain that maps terrain isn’t working very well?
In the meantime, Cat has found two new rooms to explore. She will wander into the back room through the old door. She will then enter the same room from the bathroom and explore it all over again. She and Penny should get together and work this puzzle out between them. If they combine their IQs they should reach somewhere approaching normal.
Cat has also taken to going everywhere at top speed. She rarely walks now or even gallops. She has just become a streak between two points. Unfortunately her terrain mapping shortcomings means that she cannot work out if there may be a potential hazard in her path and frequently she collides with my foot [Herself accuses me of kicking her, but I would never do that?!].
Yesterday she decided to go out into the garden. The garden door was open so the way was clear for a streak, and streak she did. Unfortunately the power cable to my laptop got in the way and she brought the whole thing crashing to the floor. I don’t know how the laptop survived, but it seems to have done.
The cat is now down to two lives.