Disclaimer: I’m living alone in a subterranean apartment with the windows to the garden side about two feet above ground level.
So I was sitting here in my living room on a lazy Friday night at 10 PM, watching football (soccer) on TV and listening to music, when I caught a glimpse of a black shadow in my left eye. Now, I’m not easily shocked, but I first thought of an insect or a spider, these are the usual suspects when something other than myself moves here, but this was too big. Turned out to be a rather large black cat, and he (I assume it was a he, I imagine to be able to tell the sex of a cat or a horse by their built. Couldn’t do it with dogs) seemed as surprised as me when we looked each other in the eyes. Now, I know cats, had some myself for long times, so I stayed cool and went after him to get him out. Then it also dawned on me how he had came in: my sleeping room window was open to let in fresh air. When I stepped into that room, he was already sitting in that window and leapt out. But he had had a little fun before, he had dragged out three pairs of my socks from an open cabinet door. I know him from sight, he’s one of the neighborhood cats that sometimes roam the garden, but I have no idea who he belongs to. But he sure can come back, maybe we become friends .