I think cats can read our minds to a certain extent.
Whenever I blow a fuse and I'm alone in my room and even as I shed my first tear, Cow would be the first person to come to me. He'll look at me, nudge his face on my leg and "ask me what is wrong".
Yes, cats can read our minds.
I think Indy knows how upset I am over this whole thing (he staying away from home). Yet, it has happened and maybe it is very hard for him to reclaim his space in the house. It doesn't help also when Cow, Bunny & Cleo are so territorial.
But Indy came back many times last night.
Here's his visit last night, after midnight:
And oh, he touched noses with one of the Blueys, too... And for a few minutes, he watched them as they played with hide-and-seek, and even played with them for awhile.
Looking for the Blueys.
But these two are too smart.
And they go all the way upstairs nowadays. When Bobby goes up to accompany me, the Blueys follow.
Where are you, Blueys?
Later, he just went inside a box to play by himself.
I know, Indy, you're trying your best to make me happy.
This morning, I went down to road to look for Indy and found him in my next-door neighbour's house. He was sitting on their clothes rack. He refused to come to me when I called him. Maybe he is not hungry. But at least I know he is safe.
Indy has been through so much in life too. From a very bad start in life where he came with multiple infections as a kitten, he was "brought up" by Vixey. He became best of friends with Kimba, and lost Kimba in an accident. He then poured his everything into looking after Creamie and Crackers, but I got them adopted. On the night of the adoption, Indy and Vixey went out to the porch with me, and all three of us sat in silence. We missed Creamie and Crackers and we were together in our thoughts. When Vixey passed away of kidney failure (she was a pygmy cat), Indy became cranky for many days. Suki remained his friend from then on, but Suki also passed away later, and it was another blow for Indy.
Poor Indy.... He has no other friend in my 6-cat colony now. He is a loner. We humans are his only friends and he used to "talk" to us whenever he comes back into the house. He would announce his arrival in a cute little noise that he makes. He longer does that now.
When I foster kittens, it is ONLY done if no one else offers. It's not like I'm dying to foster kittens to prove a point. I'm just helping when the need arises. I am well aware that bringing in another kitten may not be fair to my 6 existing cats. How can I predict how it would affect them? And if bonds are formed, and they would be, how would it affect my cats when the kittens get adopted?
Maybe I need to seriously reconsider this after the Blueys are adopted.
It is not right to say that animals are "just" animals and that they have no feelings.