I have mentioned this before but it is well worth repeating again because it is happening more and more often these days. Because Michael is now home most of the time, Callie has gotten to know him much better and she has fallen in love with him like never before. Years ago, she liked him enough, but her relationship with him these days is on a whole other level. I will always be her first love, but a secret affair is much more exciting and fun for her. Callie has always demanded that when I go to bed at night, that she follow me upstairs to tuck me in. If I stay up later than usual, she becomes visibly agitated and tries to herd me to bed at my usual time.
Once I do decide to go to bed, up the stairs we climb after giving Michael a kiss and saying goodnight to him because he always stays up much later than me. When I am all settled in and I stop tossing and turning, she sneaks back out to be with him. She also likes to get me up early in the morning so that once I am up and sipping coffee, she runs back up the stairs to crawl back in bed with her secret beloved.
The other night I devised a little experiment of my own to see what she would do once I quieted down. I squinted my eyes and stayed really still in order to spy on her. We always begin our nightly ritual wrapped in each other’s arms with her purring loudly and me petting her soft fur and telling her what a good kitty she is. But once I stop moving, Callie will creep over to the foot of the bed and wait for a few minutes glancing back repeatedly. If she thinks that I have fallen asleep, she’ll jump off the bed and walk slowly and quietly to the door.
This time I watched her carefully and I noticed that she looks back at me several times with her tail flicking spasmodically and pauses just a second or two before racing out the door and down the stairs. As soon as she left, I texted Michael to let him know that she was on her way and to expect her soon. She adores cuddling with him while he works on his laptop.
She can’t be discovered though and will jump up nervously and spring to the floor if I come into the room and discover her in his lap. There is something very attractive to Callie about this clandestine affair and she much prefers to keep it a secret and not out in the open for all to see.