Testing Territory

9 years ago

I think our two cats were testing territory. They both came
to us as older feral kittens over three years ago. Both have very
different personalities. One is black and the other is calico. We were
warned that calico cats are very independent and like to be the only
cat around. She escorts any other cat from the property no matter how
big in comparison to her size. I am always taking photos of them. So,
when I couldn't find them in their usual spots I went looking for them.
Black Beauty had taken Shadows spot on the stereo cabinet and Shadow
was on top of our kitchen cabinets. It is a big leap to both spots and
it always amazes my husband when he sees them jump to either spot.
will take the next leap and go on top of our china closets which is
even higher. Thankfully, the cabinets are so heavy she can't tip them
over. See her snoozing on top of the cabinet! Actually, she is watching
me through tiny slitted eyes.

They both keep their feral ways
except they want and expect their food and water. Except on cold days
they are out more than in. Neither one likes to be picked up. Shadow
tolerates me for about thirty seconds, but not Black Beauty. We have
become their staff letting them in and out!

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