I’ve noticed lately that Cosmo tends to run up the stairs ahead of me and Clover and he waits on the landing for us. This is completely opposite of how I’ve trained them, which is for them to both wait for me to go up the stairs, and for them to follow – together. Clover has been very hesitant lately, and will only follow me up the stairs after a few minutes. So the order is Cosmo, me, and then Clover. Clover’s behavior seemed a bit odd, but then she IS odd.
Yesterday, I left for work, and when I got to the car, I realized I forgot something that I needed to drop at the post office. I was only gone for a couple of minutes, and when I approached the front door, I could hear Clover whining. Clover is not a big whiner, she usually only does it when she’s sick, or if she wants back in the house. I opened the door, and found Cosmo standing half-way up the landing, and Clover standing at the bottom of the stairs and whining. It looked like he was blocking her from going up the stairs.
I called Cosmo back downstairs, made him sit and wait, and I tried to send Clover up the stairs so she could go hang out on her big chair, or in the closet. She paced and whined for a minute or so, and then went into the living room and plopped down on her bed.
What the heck’s been going on around here when I’m at work?