To continue the drama of the new bed location from the other day, look who suddenly decided that this was a good place to sit after all yesterday? Yep, once it is popular with the crowd suddenly everyone wants a part of it.
I’m not sure what he finds so cool about the fireplace. He has scarcely giving it a look in the ten years he’s been here but yesterday it is the thing to look at all evening.
This evening right after dinner I corralled Calla for some brushing. When I let her go Gus started giving her one of his looks. It wasn’t quite ‘Zany Play’ mode or ‘Creepy Stalker’ mode…but he was watching her as she got down and moved up behind her to sniff her side. She turned around and hissed at him twice, which was overreacting. But then she made her mistake if she wanted to defuse things, because she moved away up the stairs toward the cat tree top.
Gus has always been a chaser. It is what he does for fun with Julius, and there was one time years ago where I saw him in a standoff with a neighborhood cat across the width of the swimming pool. When I came up and the other cat bolted, Gus chased him.
He forgot about the pool though and ended up in the middle of it. I was alarmed because I didn’t have the key on me, but he ‘cat paddled’ to one of the sides and pretty deftly pulled himself out and went back inside to dry off.
So when she went, he followed and eventually was perched on the top of the tree with Calla even higher on the bookshelves.
Then he took the final jump to this position, and things got even tenser. Calpurnia started some warning music to keep him at a distance, and after taking the picture I broke the spell by taking Gus down.
He wasn’t mad, though I’m not sure if he was really playing either. I think he was just messing with her. And she wasn’t too annoyed by it all. It was all just a little excitement for the evening.