I have never been a fan of the carpeting that we have in our house. When we bought the house we thought about changing it but it was in good shape and seemed rather silly and wasteful. 5 years, more renters than we knew we had , a cat who occasionally spits up his Rutin (also known as BRIGHT YELLOW) medicine later and I am thinking more and more that one of these days we will need to rip it up and replace it.
As I was vacuuming today I noticed a phenomenon that I had not thought about before. Cat trails. You know how cows make trails through the pasture to the barn or to their feeding stations??? Well, today I realized that my cats make cat trails. The carpet was worn down in a nice neat little path from the slate floor in the kitchen. Take a sharp curve around the piano leg, hug the wall and walk close to the edge and make a sharp right into “my” office . No deviation. I have never really watched them and noticed that this is their path of choice but everytime I vacuum I have to erase the cat trail . Next day—there it is–back again.
So what is it that makes them want to come into my space?? Most likely the comfy futon and the cat condo where they can watch the bird activity. Maybe it is because I play my music loudly in here and they are music aficionados. Maybe it is just because they, like me, are creatures of habit. They like the comfortable worn path . They like the known and the expected. They like companionship. They like the routine. I think that is okay.
Do you have any cat trails in your life that you don’t deviate from? Is the tried and true always the best way?