Did I say I liked the black cats? I do until they do something irritating I suppose, and then that case it could be any colored cat but in the specific case of this household it’s always the black cats that are causing the chaos. The males.
The house is divided into two sections with a door dividing them. The females stay in the upstairs section with a little bit more space because there’s more of them, and the three black cats stay in the downstairs space which includes the basement.
The main problem is the downstairs cats have seen the outside and have seen the upstairs and they feel cheated about being forced to stay in the kitchen. They’re always trying to get through one door or another when you’re not looking.
But you never really know whether they did or not. Case in point, I just discovered I accidentally left the kitchen door slightly open for a few minutes. I can only physically see the one black cat that is almost always in my view when I’m in the kitchen. The other two are quite frequently hidden away for days in the basement where they poo and just hang out on the clothing archive.
So at this moment at 6:10 p.m., it’s possible there are one or two black cats in the wrong division of the home. Because they don’t naturally live together, the males and the females can get into some nasty fights when they are together.
At 6:10 p.m. the females are pretty lazy. They’re all asleep and they’re various places upstairs near my door. I’m going to assume if there was a black cat or two, they would have already tried to disturb the shit and cause some wild howling and growling but they could just as easily be hidden away somewhere behind the bar or anywhere else that black cats are hard to spot. They could wait an hour and then start their fight.
I have to leave my door open and listen for signs of distress. I have no idea what kind of damage they could inflict if they were so inclined but for the most part I believe the females can take care of themselves and they’re fairly used to this intrusion at least once or twice a month. I do my absolute best to have them not be my fault but today it was.
He comes home around 7:30 but has to go to sleep pretty quickly so I don’t like giving him the extra stress of a late night cat search.
If a fight breaks out in the next few hours or even once I’m asleep, I’ll probably hear it. I’ve left the door open a little bit to make that even easier. I’ll listen for it in my sleep because cat howling in distress is not a fun sound.