The windows of the apartment unit opposite mine are always closed. It must be quite gloomy and stuffy inside. Placed near one of the windows is a scratching pole. At times, if I am lucky, I can catch glimpses of the cat lounging atop the platform of the scratching pole behind the window. And I have always wondered, if the cat would one day like to come out to play.
Couple of days ago, I saw the cat sitting outside the window. There was a little gap between the two panes of sliding windows. I am not sure if the cat nudged them open, or if the owner had accidentally left them opened after cleaning the windows. I was freaked because the cat was perched on the ledge 11 floors above ground. It would not be good if she lost her footing.
My worries were unfounded though – she went back in after sitting outside for a spell. Cats are very agile. And someone was telling me that if they fall from a high floor, their chances of survival are actually better because they then have the time to adjust their position for a safe landing. How cool is that?!
I guess sometimes, the cat just needs to come out for a breath of fresh air.