Hemingway Doesn’t Trust Me


While I know Hemingway loves me, I think he showed me yesterday that he doesn’t trust me.  I had two appointments yesterday afternoon so I left work early.  When I finished my first appointment I had plenty of time to go home and relax before the next appointment.

I unlocked the door and walked in.  There were no cats to greet me at the door.  I found that rather disturbing.  They are always at the door when I come home.  I started to walk towards my bedroom and suddenly Steinbeck came out, yawning and stretching.  I looked at him and asked if he was a sleepy boy.

Then I looked in my bedroom and there was Hemingway happily hogging the middle of the bed.  I asked him if the two of them were having a pajama party while I was at work.  He just stared at me with those big green eyes.Hemingway Bright Eyes Small

I went to check on the mail and I noticed Hemingway kind of sneaking out of my bedroom.  I figured he was going to check on his food dish but that wasn’t what he had in mind.  I looked for him and found him underneath the dining room table.  I picked up the tablecloth and asked him what he was doing.  Again, I got the green-eyed stare.  Then it suddenly dawned on me what was happening.  I had come home at a different time.  Hemingway knew I had left work early and he figured that meant he was going to have to go to the doctor’s house.  The last time I came home early from work, that’s what happened.  He remembered that very clearly and he wasn’t about to fall for one of my tricks again.

I confess………I laughed.  Then I looked under the table and told him not to worry.  I wasn’t taking him anywhere.

I left for my appointment and when I came back, both boys were at the door to greet me.  You see, by then it was around the time I normally come home from work.  So, I guess next time I have an appointment, I’ll just have to take the entire day off so I don’t stress Hemingway by coming home too early.  Fine by me!

30 thoughts on “Hemingway Doesn’t Trust Me

  1. They are so very totally tuned into us and our patterns….I think they rely on those patterns and if something doesn’t “fit” then they worry – they wonder – they do not like their little worlds turned around! LOL I get that from Teddy too…….he looks at me like “what are YOU doing here???” !!

    Hugs, Pam

      1. I think cats have some kind of special wavelength they all operate on and share information and ideas with each other – – – like Spock’s Vulcan mind-meld or something…….they all seem to just KNOW stuff and do lots of the same things. They are special little critters that’s for sure!! 🙂

  2. And the dogs would simply rejoice (bark, jump, scream, go out of their minds) that I was home early. And then ask to go for a walk, to the park, for treats, early supper, etc.

  3. Cats definitely know when we are near. I start running around the living room and meowing about 15 minutes before mommy gets home. And it doesn’t matter if she comes home the usual time or much earlier or later. My hooman brother and aunty Crystal live downstairs from us and he told mommy this. I alert them that she is on her way so they better stop whatever shenanigans they are up to. Hahameow! Luvz, Patzy

    1. Patzy, your human must think you are incredible……and of course you are. Mom has no idea what we do when she’s on the way home, and we’re not going to tell her.
      Stereo purrs………..Hemingway and Steinbeck

  4. Hemingway, when our routine is tampered with, it usually means it is not in our best interest, We are happy this turned out okay; even though, your mom gave you a bit of scare. We think that deserved some extra treats! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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