I got home from work last night and just as I was opening the door I remembered that I needed to go straight back out and buy cat food. It’s a staple in this house, two thirds of the occupants won’t eat anything else.
Anyway. I picked up the shopping bag, relocked the door and started walking. Then a small black and white streak shot across the carpark. Jewel had decided that as I hadn’t fed her, she would escort me wherever I was going to make sure she got fed.
She literally followed me right to the Tesco gate. It’s only a matter of a 10 minutes walk, but a lot of that walk is beside a relatively busy road and onto a busy shop site where huge lorries come in to make deliveries.
I was really surprised to be honest, she did this once before but not for a very long time, and I hadn’t expected it at all. Anyway, she waited for me at the site entrance, and when I came back she escorted me home again, by which point I decided she was clever enough (or persistent enough!) to deserve her supper, so I fed them both!
I just couldn’t get over the fact that she was prepared to go to a noisy, scarey place, full of the cars she is very scared of because I was going that way and she wanted to be sure I came back and fed her.
I love my moggy.