Or maybe the cat has her. I'm still not quite sure how that works.
And, despite my not liking cats in the house ... they're animals and belong outside ... the cat does come inside to eat. Since we do have a cat, it's our responsibility to take care of the cat. And if we feed her outside, other animals in the area will come and take her food. And if I kill one of those damn things, somebody'd get pissed at me. So ... for now ... the cat eats inside.
Only, it's turned into more than
- Bring the cat in to eat
- Actually feed the cat
- Put the cat out
Step number three is getting missed, somehow. Or at least, delayed.
Which means that when the cat comes in first thing in the morning to eat, often, the cat will still be in the house when I step out of the shower.
And I've noticed something about this cat.
She likes feet.
At least, freshly-washed feet.
I'll step out of the bathroom door and see the cat sitting there looking at the door.
She'll get up ... perhaps say a little "meow" ... and walk up, flick her tail, rub up against my leg, and sniff my foot. She'll then rub her nose against where my toes join my foot. Usually the second toe. She'll lick it a little. That toe and the big toe.
Then she'll go to the other foot, do about the same thing, then bite the big toe.
I don't remember cats doing this before. Of course, I didn't often shower outside. Which is where cats have always been around me.
So, I don't know if this is something that cats do. Or if it's something just this cat does.
I did step out of the shower the other day, got dressed except for my shoes -- I had left them in the living room -- and stepped out of the bedroom. The cat was there, looking at the door. She jumped up, ran forward, looked at my socks, then up and me, and walked away.
She didn't speak to me for a week.