The Greeting Committee


It seems almost every day when Rose and I return from work, all the cats are in the living room looking out the window like they were expecting us at that time. I suppose that is understandable because we come home at around the same time every evening, but that doesn’t explain how they are there waiting at the window on the weekend when we come home at random times. I am convinced that they know the specific sound our truck makes and hear it when we get close to the house. After all, the cats have excellent hearing. I was able to test that theory yesterday.

Our cats looking out the window

Our cats looking out the window

In 2009, when Rose got transferred and we moved to Myrtle Beach for sixteen months (where we found Chris), it was easier to get rid of my truck than to bring two vehicles, five cats and a moving truck. Since then, I have enjoyed the freedom that not having a car payment has given us. I will admit it has been inconvenient at times, but I thought it was worth it. Since we moved almost two years ago it has become more inconvenient and I could no longer resist Rose’s urge to get a new car, so yesterday we bought an almost new 2014 Ford Mustang Convertible.

Rose and our new Mustang

Rose and our new Mustang

We had a convertible PT Cruiser until we moved into our new home and we traded it for the truck because the turbo went bad. We  both missed the feeling of driving with the top down so, even though I am no fan of a car payment, I am happy about buying it.

To save gas, I will leave my truck at Rose’s work a few days a week because it is on the way to my work. I did that yesterday because Rose wanted to show her new car to her co-workers. We then drove half-way around the world in the car and came home late. When we opened the door, there was not a cat in sight. They did not hear the truck and we had completely surprised them.

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18 thoughts on “The Greeting Committee

  1. Fozziemum

    Haahaha yep mine know the sound too! and the dogs and even the sheep..we have tested it out and it is pretty clear they know by sound…lovely car and i bet it will be perfect for the sunny weather..i get my new car this week..will be keen to see what happens here 🙂

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      They are pretty smart. I think the car will be nice around here. The summer is coming so we won’t be able to enjoy it during the hottest part of the day or in the early afternoon when it rains but I am sure we will squeeze in some time to be topless, lol. What are you looking for in a car?

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      1. Fozziemum

        Hahahah sounds like you will have fun though..i am getting a smaller car less petrol consumption ..and all the nice things that i usually forgo for practicality..plus it looks purrty 🙂 such a girl me 😉

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Rose wanted a Camero but I liked the Mustang. I narrowed the search to all 2014 Mustangs and Cameros in our area. I found 13 Mustangs and 4 Cameros. 12 of the Mustangs were less expensive than all of the Cameros, Plus, the Cameros were only available in black and silver.

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  2. Dennis

    The Ford Mustang looks very beautiful. Congrats to the awesome new car. Also it is funny that you explored on this way why cats always know when we humans come home, I do know what you mean with the greeting commitee. In my case there is a stairwell and it seems my cat does even hear my steps. They do indeed have superb ears, and that they are smart, that is something we know anyway 🙂

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