I caught Calla doing the stretch move again for you all. The experts say that the reason to scratch up high is to show all the other cats that come by that a super large cat came by earlier to scare them all off.
So does each cat think they are the only one that cheats by standing on tippy toe like that? They must even see other cats doing it sometimes, too. Of course, the downside is that even if it fools them all, an actual huge cat will still come right on in.
If I were a cat I would mark really low down so the itty-bitty cats would come by and I could win the fights and get a killer reputation around town.
What a difference a few seconds makes. This was the picture right before the first one from yesterday. I saw the lantana and her head in the wrong direction and tried to get another one with her facing me.
Did not turn out quite like I expected. That’s the curious plus about being a fairly clueless photographer – sometimes you get interesting things you didn’t expect.
The vine tentacles are going for her! Run!
(actually she is looking at, or in the direction of Julie who is around the corner eating grass)
If you look close you can see hints of Tabby eye and cheek stripes, and the parallel stripes between the ears. You can try to mask it, but Tabbyness goes clear to the bone.