Benji – A Conversation

“Benji we need to talk.”

“Can’t you see I’m trying to sleep, Sue?”

“Well, your eyes were open Benji. I thought it was as good a time as any.”

“We cats sleep with our eyes open Sue. You know that. Besides I’m really tired. I was out all night.”

“Yes I know Benji. That’s what I want to talk to you about. Something’s got to give. I can’t be up and down all night letting you out. We humans need our sleep too.”

“Benji, are you awake?”

“Oh forget it. We’ll talk later.”

~ Susanne and Benji

23 Comments on “Benji – A Conversation

  1. Beautiful kitty! Very convenient that he wore himself out partying all night and now can’t discuss any scheduling matters!

    • I realize I’ve enabled the behavior and it’s worse in summer. Not sure a catflap is the answer as I don’t know what else might come in! I sometimes put him in my office and close the door if he persists.

      • The catflaps have magnets or microchips, worn on the cat collars. Nothing else should be able to get in. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hmmm. Interesting. Didn’t know that. Neither of my cats wear a collar but both are microchipped.. not sure how it would work? We’ll figure it out! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. Aww Benji! ๐ŸฅฐI think Pete is correct about the special cat flaps that only let in your own cat. Otherwise I wouldnโ€™t recommend it, because we had neighborhood cats come in our house back when we had โ€œindoor/outdoorโ€ cats. Once I woke up at 1:00 am to the sound of cats fighting. There was a neighbor cat in the kitchen fighting with my then 16 year old cat, Scout! That was the last straw, and we started closing it at night.

    • Oh wow! That’s not good! I was thinking more along the lines of Benji bringing me a critter through the catflap. I do need to figure this out as he’s gotten too comfortable wanting in and out at all hours of the night.

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