Last night when Dad got home I ran over to say hi, same as I always do. I meow and meow and meow 'til he picks me up.
Usually everything is fine after that, once he's holding me, but this time I detected an unusual smell about him. Being curious, I sniffed his shirt and hands carefully. "What's this?", I thought. (sniffsniff) "I've never smelled this before".
I was suspicious but couldn't pin down this strange smell, which hadn't been on him when he left that morning. I always make sure he's covered in my scent before he leaves the house. "Hnmm...this is odd", I thought. "If I didn't know better I'd think he'd been with another cat! Of course, I know that imp;ossible since The Crew and those visiting cats upstairs are the only cats in his life".
As all humans do, he denied any knowledge of how this strange smell got on him, so, using my expert detective skills, I questioned him carefully.
"Where did you go today, Dad?" - Oh, (ahem) around
"Really. And who did you see?" - Lots of people
"Mmm hmmm, I see. Did you, by chance, see any CATS?", I shouted - Uh, (gulp) I can't remember
But, the guilty look on his face and the smell all over him told a different story, so I demanded to know the truth. He finally admitted he'd talked to, petted and even picked up 2 cats, a tabby and a gray tuxie. Friends, to know that after more than 13 years together, my own Dad, whom I love and trust, has been out with other cats, is almost too much to bear.
What should I do now that know I've been betrayed? Should I increase my scent marking on him to be sure he won't be stolen? He's obviously weak, as all humans are, so how can I trust him now not to be with other cats?
I need advice.