Patrik mounted the cat flap after a few days, but it seemed Gulliver wasn’t interested – it was still locked, though. It looked like he was happy enough being inside and to cuddle with us whenever he had the chance.
After a week – the weather was gorgeous – we decided to take him outside and show him his new kingdom. At first we were a bit nervous, what if he ran away? But it turned out our worries were waste, he stayed with us and when our neighbours came to say hello, he let them pet him but always looked where we were. As if he wanted to make sure, we wouldn’t disappear or leave him.
Anyway, that convinced us that he would never run away. So we opened the cat flap and showed him how it worked…well, it turned out, he actually never used it. It functioned as his window. So while we were working he was inside and when our neighbor was home before us, she opened the front-door for him.
Funnily, every day, when Patrik and I came home, he was waiting for us at the corner, where the houses ended and the garages for the cars started. He must have known the sound of our car engine.