Gracie (and Butterscotch) came to live with us just over a year ago — September 27th to be exact. It’s only been in the last month or so that anyone besides my husband or I have seen Gracie except in pictures. Someone knocks on the door or rings the bell and she’s off under the bed and we won’t see her for a while.
Late August friends started coming over for music lessons from my husband. These days, Gracie is out and about in 5 or 10 minutes after they leave. Of course now that I think about it, that is around time for me to feed the cats.
Last week our friends were with my husband at one end of the house for their music lesson and I was at the other end working. I turned around and saw that Gracie was on my quilt. Usually Butterscotch takes up residence on the sewing table. Then it hit me. Gracie wasn’t under the bed and there were people in the house!
As our friends were leaving, I spotted Gracie by the back window. I motioned for the youngest to come peer over the back of the chair, but Gracie ran through the kitchen and around the corner then stopped. She spotted us through the open doorway. So, we had a staring contest for a few moments – she looking at us and we looking at her. It was a cool moment given that she spent the first month or so hiding under our bed even from us.