Hi. Mom here. I have a story to tell about my sweet girl. She really is a good kitty. I'm still sick with an upper respiratory infection and I have found the dry desert air doesn't help much when your throat is raw from trying to dislodge a lung.
So I had this idea to steam myself.
Our bathroom has a door that shuts off the potty and the shower into one (claustrophobic) room. We rarely shut this door, since the room is so small. Fin prefers an open door policy too. She has a mild distrust of my going into the shower. She seems generally concerned about what goes on in there, behind the frosted doors. She always stands guard from the other room and watches the shower show (insert pithy cat commentary here and you'll know why I decided to write this in my human voice).
I realized I could take a shower with the door closed and get super steamy. Fin was having none of it. She would hysterically paw at the door and meow in demanding tones to know I was all right. I finally had to leave the door open a crack and she would sit in the corner, damp and vigilant. Mewing frequently till I would open the shower door and answer back that I was well.
I didn't feel like taking a shower 3-4 times a day. I realized I could just shut the door, sit on the potty and crank up the steam.
Enter concerned kitty who was shut out of the goings on. What was happening in there? Was her Mom in danger?
She would sit on the other side of the door and wail with concern. I would open the door a crack and she would race in and just as quickly race back out - shut the door and repeat, and repeat. I finally found the only way to keep the peace was to leave the door open just a crack and offer neck scritches through the opening.