I just came home from work, and the next day was the weekend, so I decided to do a bit of cleaning around the house. The family lived in a different state, and here I was in the big city, earning my keep. I made sure I had all the cleaning materials I needed and looked forward to tomorrow.
When I woke up, I started with the cleaning I planned last night. I was all alone, and I was not in the house that much, so there was not any big cleaning to do. I did make sure to clean the windows when I opened them to let the clean air in and wiped the cabinets to get it nice and shiny.
It took me two hours to do the rooms, and when I put away the brooms and brushes, I had the surprise of my life when I went to the living room to watch a bit of Netflix.
On my favorite seat was the fluffiest cat I ever saw. It did not have any leash on and looked like it was as clean as a whistle. I was afraid it might scratch me if I went near it, so I looked at it, willing it to move. After a few seconds, I resigned to the fact that it would not run away, so I lay down on the sofa and took a nap.
To my surprise, when I woke up, the cat was sitting on top of me and staring. I slowly sat upright, and it moved towards the floor. I looked at it carefully, and it seemed it wanted a staring battle, as it sat straighter than ever.
I decided to feed it, but I had to think first if I had anything in the fridge. When I walked towards the kitchen, I saw that it followed me in, all the while still looking at me. The refrigerator did give a lot of options, but I did not know if it would like what I had. I took a pack of chicken and showed it to the cat, thinking it might give me a reaction.
I took it as a positive sign when he stood up and meowed. I still thought of how I would feed it to him, and decided to slice it up and add a few bits of salt to taste. After putting it on a plate, I looked around for a bowl to put water in and set them all down on the floor. It promptly walked towards the plate and started eating.
While the cat was eating, I looked it over and tried to see if there was anything wrong with it. I decided to take a chance and pet it, and I was pleasantly amazed when it purred. I let it finish its meal, and called a friend who was a vet to come to visit.
When he arrived, I saw him place an electronic wand over the cat and look at a machine he brought with him. The cat was all calm even after my friend touched its ears and face, also checking the body. My friend said the cat was not chipped, so it did not have any owner. He also mentioned it was a ragdoll, and told me a lot more, as well as telling me it was a male.
As we sat in the living room, the cat just jumped on my lap and purred softly. All the while, he was rubbing his head against my chest. Throughout the day, he always rubbed at me if he wanted something. That prompted me to call him Rubber.
When I went out to buy him treats and a few more things I thought he would like, I had the sudden realization he might not be home when I come back. I was amazed he was still there as if telling me that my house was already his and that it was time to feed him again.
I am now looking forward to going home every day.