Babe! There’s an animal outside the tent!” I’m huddling in my nice warm sleeping bag. It’s two a.m. And I am very confused.
“There’s an animal outside the tent! Do you hear that noise? What is that noise? It sounds like purring!” I’m shaking him awake.
“It’s purring! I think it’s a bob cat!”
I’m whispering inside the tent as I can hear a large creature stirring in the bushes.
I really have to pee, that’s the worst part.
I really have to pee and I’m stuck hunkered down in my sleeping bag in this tent and there appears to be a very happy very large cat outside the door.
Also my boyfriend might already be asleep again and I can still hear the purring and the rustling around outside.
I’m very tempted to set off the alarm on the truck to scare away the creature but I feel bad waking up our camping neighbors,
I try waking A up again.
“Babe! I think it’s a bobcat! I can hear it purring! He must like us!”
” Go back to sleep cat lady, it’s two in the morning!” I continue shaking him, I’m insistent. I may have a herd of cats at home 400 miles away from our eastern Sierras getaway; I know what a purring cat sounds like!
“What should we do about the bob cat!?” I continue to shake his shoulder as he tries to hide in the sleeping bag.
Finally he rolls over and looks at me, bleary, sleepy eyed
” Amber that is not a cat purring! It’s the propane heater! Go back to sleep cat lady!”
He may have been right.
You just can’t take us cat ladies any where!