That video was more than enough evidence for Daniel. With this, he has finally gotten the answers to the many questions going through his mind. But something was going on in his gut as he keeps on replaying the video over and over again; Muffins may be an unusual cat, but this has baffled him.
A New Feline
One of life’s greatest joys can be getting or adopting a new pet. Sometimes, these new additions tend to have certain strange or outright frightening quirks, especially if they came from a previous home. There was one couple who found themselves in that kind of situation, as they find out that their new cat had a trait that would leave them sleepless for weeks.
That couple understood the importance of adopting a cat over buying a new one, and so they paid a visit to their local pound to choose a new addition to the family. It came in the form of a sweet, affectionate, and happy kitty, but later on, he would fully reveal himself, and give the couples a run for their money…
Another Family Member
Muffins have been like family to Daniel Hawkins and his family ever since adopting the kitten. When Daniel saw the cat’s pleading eyes, it was too hard to resist, and so the Hawkins family now has a tabby feline joining their group. But they were unaware of what the feline has in store for them…
Muffins were well-loved by the family, especially Daniel’s two kids, who often snuggled with the cat all night while stroking his fur and listening to him purr. After leaving the pound, the cat wasted no time making himself feel at home and be as comfortable as a cat living in a new family could. But there was one habit of his that has never failed to stun and scare his new owners; a flaw that only reveals itself in the night time. This flaw, which will be explained later, seems to be too strange for any animal in general…
A Derange Habit
Muffins would usually stand near the doorway to his owner’s bedroom every night as they sleep. It seems that the cat didn’t get the memo that he was supposed to sleep in the expensive bed that the family bought for him. Daniel eventually let Muffins sleep with them in their bed. However, this only made his strange quirk even worse…
It Got Worse
Muffins still refuse to sleep despite being allowed to be on the bed, and he even started to stare at his owners while they were sleeping! The owners were left speechless as this continues every night. Was this a sign of something more serious? What was the cat trying to tell them? And what is he looking at?
Diagnosed With Asthma
Daniel had asthma when he was 13, which had given him trouble breathing properly, especially at night time. He couldn’t run a marathon, he never tried a single cigarette, and he must always have his inhaler on standby. He visited many doctors and specialists about his problem, but so far no one was able to come up with a plan. Lately, his ‘asthma’ began to flare up uncontrollably…
More Than A Simple Allergy
Daniel’s breathing problems intensified ever since Muffin joined the family, but it seems to be more than just a cat allergy. Sometimes at night, he felt glass shards were clawing his throat, causing him to sit back up and catch his breath. As the nights went by, his frustration grew, but he might get something soon enough…
Daniel woke up to a coughing fit one night. He was panting, and his chest felt cramped. He checked the nearby clock, which said 4:03 AM. His wife was fast asleep right next to him, covered in their duvet. He got out of bed, then headed to the kitchen for a glass of water, when he noticed Muffins. What the cat was doing that time made Daniel’s body freeze up.
Watching His Every Move
Muffins stared at Daniel, as the cat sat on a chair in the moonlight, silently watching his owner’s every move. The cat followed Daniel’s every step as the latter got up and got his water. Daniel suddenly felt irrational anxiety afterwards; can the cat see something that Daniel couldn’t?
The next day, the same time: 4:03 AM. Daniel woke up to a coughing fit and saw Muffins staring at him again. “Okay, this is super weird.” he thought. “What are you doing?” A thought came up inside his mind. After pondering about it for a moment, he went back to bed, but more nervously.
Last Night’s Antics
The next morning, Daniel watches Muffins stroll around the house while eating toast and cereal. His two girls were playing with the cat while watching some TV, with the youngest, Ella, scooping up Muffins and cuddling with him. Daniel felt a lump in his throat, the image of last night persisting well in the day.
Going To The Supermarket
Something must be done, Daniel thought. He then grabbed his wallet, his car keys, and kissed his wife goodbye as he heads off to the supermarket. On the way, he can’t get his mind off about Muffin’s intimidating gaze. It’s time to get some answers.
Armed With Answers
“I’m looking for a video camera, please. Preferably on with night vision.” Daniel asks a staff member, who was rearranging a shelf full of blue denim pants. “Sure thing!” the employee replied with a polite smile as she leaves, returning a few moments with the camera Daniel was looking for. At last, he might find some answers.
Finally, It’s Bedtime
Before bedtime, Daniel placed the camera right behind a book. When he kissed his two daughters goodnight, he noticed Muffins standing by in the hallway. The cat’s green eyes focused on Daniel, tracking every move like the last time. Daniel gets into the bed with his wife, kissed her goodnight, and slept in the covers of the duvet. The room became eerily silent as Daniel goes to sleep, hoping to find out the answers tomorrow in the morning.
Here It Is!
As the morning sun comes up, Daniel woke up, remembering about the camera from the last night. Waving goodbye to his kids, who were going to play soccer, Daniel bolted back upstairs, with Muffin always watching his every move as usual. Shutting the bedroom door, Daniel pulls out the memory card from the hidden camera and then inserted it into his computer. The rush of excitement keeps Daniel up as he waits for the video to be transferred. He just can’t wait!
“Please give me answers!” Daniel whispers out loud as he starts to play the video. For the first few hours, nothing out of the ordinary happened; just him and his wife tossing and turning around in the bed. He then began to fast forward the video, until he notices that Muffin is in the video. Pausing, then playing at a normal speed, he watches as the cat makes his way towards the sleeping Daniel.
It’s Finally Revealed
“No way!” Daniel shouted. He’s still sitting in his bedroom, watching that video from last night, and he saw Muffins slowly creeping his way closer to Daniel’s sleeping face, before getting comfortable and settling down on top of his nose and mouth! Daniel couldn’t believe it himself, but this seems to be the reason for his breathing problems that night! Daniel paused the video and stood up, then notices that Muffins had crept into the bedroom already. Daniel looks at the sly cat and cracks a smile.
He Told His Wife
The next morning, Daniel told everything to his wife while they were having a cup of coffee and fresh toast. She was equally shocked at the turn of events but is also happy that her husband has finally gotten some answers. “That’s some way to show his love.” Daniel’s wife joked. “Yeah, I guess it is,” Daniel replied, smirking.
Where He Wanted To Be
Daniel just finished reading up the morning news when he heard a scratch. He turns around and sees Muffins sitting in the corner; the cat’s eyes always staring at him. Daniel puts down the newspaper and walks over to Muffins to pick him up. He lets the cat near his chest while he strokes his silky and smooth fur. The cat looks at his owner and replies with a purr. Muffins know exactly where he wanted to be.
They Know What They Want
This story shows how much our beloved pets tend to have a mind of their own! When they want something, whether food, drink, playtime, or even some cuddles in Muffins’ case, they’ll do everything in their power to get it; sometimes even nearly choking their owners – with love, of course!