We have more and more people coming over now that we live in the new place and a few of them have asked to meet Murray.
It only recently occurred to me how crippled my cat is when it comes to socializing, partly because we never really had anyone over before. Truth be told, he hides the moment he gets wind of someone new. It’s strange.
Unfortunately, every time people have asked if they can meet Murray, he simply refuses to come out and be seen. And I think people are starting to wonder if I made him up entirely. Are they questioning whether or not all the stories I tell about him are indeed true. Has he become my Hobbes? How can such a shy animal do so many charming and bold things?
I asked Toby Joe the other night, “Do you think Murray knows that he’s Internet famous and that’s why he hides from people?”
Toby Joe just accused him of being a pussy, which, like, duh!
Tucker, the Orangemani terrorist we have living with us, is scared to crap of the vacuum cleaner, so is Pookum. Murray? He’s bored by its antics. Tucker will walk right up to whomever comes over the moment they enter the door. Murray buries his head under our covers and doesn’t come out until our visitors are gone.
Does it surprise you to read that Murray is indeed very shy? Because it surprises me. When I think about all the things that he does and how affectionate he is, and then pair that with the crippling shyness, I’m surprised. These two traits don’t normally go together.
So, if you have ever visited our home (or do so in the future) I need you to know that even if you don’t see him, Murray is very real. I swear I didn’t make him up.