Cats seem to find making a decision a difficult thing.
They ask to go out, then stand there 40 seconds.
With the door open while they contemplate.
If that is really what they want.
Then they go out and 4 minutes later
They are asking to come in.
To the water dish they go.
Then back to door for another try outside.
And if you don't let them out
You would think the house was on fire.
So you let them out.
They sniff the air, sit down, and wash a whisker or two.
Then paw at the door for the servant to keep.
Sometimes they want to be out.
Sometimes they want to be in.
And, sometimes they want to be both at the same time.