This morning I put together clues that I had been dropping for weeks. (I am considering returning my Miss Marple Appreciation and Fan Club Membership Card.) I discovered the truth about what happens at night after bedtime.
- My cat howls at the same time every night and morning. Is this the signal to begin and end a party?
- I awake at times in the night to thudding sounds. It sounds like a cat jumping from the counter. I know it isn't my Lizzie because she doesn't get on the counters. And, sometimes, there are several thuds in a row.
- After my 7-8 hour slumber, Lizzie's food dish is empty and her water cup is close to empty. But when return home after a LONG day working, there is still food and water aplenty. The only answer, visitors in the night.
- Lizzie sleeps ALL day long. I get up and she rushes to get onto my lap and falls asleep until I kick her out. When I leave for work, she is sleeping in her bed, or on my chair or on the sofa. When I come in from work, she is still sleeping wher I left her. When I sit down for the evening, she scurries up again onto my lap and sleeps until I go to bed.