Haiku by Cat: Refuge

Haiku by Cat: refuge sought within / wooden bars, a cat’s safe place / underneath the chairToday’s haiku is by Dawn.

There are three rooms in our home that are designated as off-limits to cats:

1) Brian’s office / guest room, so that guests don’t have to sleep breathing in cat dander.

2) Corinne’s old room, because there are way too many knock-downable items still in her room.

3) Brian and my bedroom, because we’d like to keep the dander down, too. Well, at least Brian does. I could sleep with a cat on my face and not mind. Just ask Athena. [Tweet]

Of course, off-limits is actually defined as try not to let cats in the room, but give up once they sneak their way in. [Tweet]

Dawn is the most adept at getting into a room she’s not supposed to be in. She knows when people head upstairs that they are more than likely to to open a door to a forbidden area. So she waits. Far enough away that you don’t suspect her intent.

But the second that door is opened, she’s inside. I swear Dawn is a ninja cat, because sometimes I don’t even see her get in the room.[Tweet]

Once she’s in, Dawn will parade around just out of reach, so proud of her sneaky stealth skills. And then she’ll position herself in a place that she feels is safe from human arms, where she can hold court and not get pulled out and unceremoniously removed from the sacred space she’s just invaded.

Like under the rocking chair.

I haven’t the heart to tell her I could easily pick it up and remove her.

Do your pets try to get into places they’re not supposed to go?

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  1. Emma says:

    I think she is plotting something from the look on her face, but for the moment she is happy there.

  2. sometimes I place calls for us, I know… but be careful with your tail, Dawn :o)

  3. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    de hole houz iz R’s
    nothing iz off limits tho
    de kitshun iz best :)

  4. Ann Staub says:

    Shiner has been going into my dad’s room a lot lately and getting on his bed. He doesn’t really care for that but I think it’s kind of funny :)

  5. Oh yeah, we’re always getting into places we’re not supposed to…like on top of the china cabinet. But we’re cats and we do what we want to do!

  6. A rocking chair isn’t a safe spot, Dawn! Though it sounds like you’re too busy being admired under there to have anyone actually sit on that chair.

  7. We have part of our house blocked off too. The rest of the house looks like a dog toy box exploded! BOL!

  8. Kitties Blue says:

    We just hope Dawn doesn’t decide to swish her tail under one of the rockers. We do have rooms in which we are not allowed. Misty May and Fiona are stealth cats. Lily Olivia is just plain fast! We do however get to totally take over the humans’ bed! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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