The cat, Pepper, is crying at the bedroom door to get out.
“Pepper, nothing you like is out there. You want to chase things, but there is nothing to chase. You’re going to sit on the steps and then cry to get back in and no one is going to want to get up and let you back in. Why don’t we cut out the middle man and you stay in the bedroom.”
I think this is a metaphor for life.