Yesterday I posted about some of the things we’ll miss about owning a house. Today I want to share something completely unexpected.
In our house, Faith was afraid of the dark. She didn’t liking going to her bathroom to brush her teeth at night. She wouldn’t go unless Dream or I went with her. It isn’t necessarily the dark she was afraid of, it was more like the dark plus the many windows. When I was a kid I was also afraid of what might be outside the windows in the dark, so I can relate to how she feels.
In our house, we had windows in practically every room, including all the bathrooms. In our new apartment, we have a window in both bedrooms, and another set of windows in the living room. For whatever reason, Faith isn’t as scared of these windows. Maybe because we are in a building with a bunch of other people, or maybe because there are simply less windows. Every night so far, Faith hasn’t asked us to come with her to brush her teeth. She just goes right into her bathroom, flips on the light, and takes care of business.
I noticed similar behavior with one of our cats. Not the brushing the teeth part; we still can’t get him to do that on his own. But the being scared part. This cat is our scaredy cat. He is very skittish around people, and spends most of the day hiding and sleeping under the bed. At night in the house, he would come out only after everyone had gone to bed. He rarely came out in the daytime. Now, in the apartment, he comes out and walks around in the evening, and spends some time with us. Maybe he didn’t like all the windows either.