Wednesday, September 03, 2008

There's a Glitch in the Matrix

Okay... My black cat came to the back door with some kind of spider-webby mess on her back and haunches. I wouldn't let her inside because I knew she'd head right to my pillow with that crap all over her. So I wet a paper towel, went outside, scolded her for getting into something nasty yet again - and started wiping her off. She resisted just enough to save face and did her typical affectionate meowing "rollover". After I finished cleaning and petting her I sat on the back steps watching her and our male cat Rodney play.

It was while I was sitting there watching that MY black cat came running around the corner and up the steps. Yep - I just cleaned off and scolded a complete stranger of a cat. Who looks and acts identical to mine.

Weird...

***Update***

Apparently we have four cats. I don't know how or when this happened. But, last night after I posted this entry the "strange" cat came to the back door TWICE to be let in. Curious, hubby let her in. She's obviously familiar with the place and with our other pets. In fact the only one of our pets that didn't appreciate her presence was our own black cat. I don't know how many times we've let her in not realizing that she wasn't our cat - but her doppleganger. And in a two story house with a basement and three "free-range" cats I suppose it wasn't hard for a "duplicate" to slip by as long as she and our cat didn't turn up in the same room at the same time. Freaky...

5 comments:

Laur said...

twin black cats. . . gotta stay away from your place on Friday the 13th!!

We are in said...

We're ready for Halloween! :o)

Jennifer said...

:) Stay away from ladders and mirrors fo ra while...

Kristin and Rob said...

So funny; an orange and white cat strolled onto our front porch last night while I was sitting out there, looked at me as if I was nobody special, and trotted right up to the door to peek in at my cats (inside), who were NONE too pleased to see him!! :)

We are in said...

Jennifer - ladders are going to be tough to avoid. Mirror... I'd like to avoid permanently at this point! :o)

Kristin, what's up with cats here in the burgh? Something in the air? LOL