I am aware that my cat is not human. If she does something strange that I can't understand it is because she is a cat and I am not. Most of the strange things she does make me happy. When I open the door and it is too cold she claws at the air as if to try and kill winter. I find it adorable every time and I am hopeful she might succeed. Yet some of the things she does make wonder if she has attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsion. I know they treat pigs for depression so it is not as crazy as it sounds.
When I first got Moon Light she would ask to be let out in the rain. I would tell her it was raining but it was no use. When I finally opened the door, she would stare out sadly for a while and turn away. But then she would run to the back door and whine to be let out until I showed her that yes it was raining in the back yard too. She also did this the first time it snowed. It took a long time but finally she figured out that both doors lead to the same place. Except sometimes she will have to check both doors again. It is like she has forgotten or maybe she wants to check if it is still true.
Sometimes I would forget to put out food for her. I tried putting out more food but she doesn't like it when I fill her bowl to much. And then I came up with idea of putting out two bowls. And this seemed to work fine. Except... She has decided she likes the new bowl better. She was happy with her original bowl for over two years. But now when the new bowl is empty she will whine for food and won't eat until I dump the food from the old bowl into the new bowl.
I can try put this down to being a cat. But I have never had another cat that acted like her. Is my cat just weird?