Friday, August 4, 2017

The Infiltrator

There is something strange happening with Cammie. You may have read my article from last Saturday in which I described how Cammie played with / taunted Parker. It has happened just the once. However, I have noticed the princess doing other things that I find odd.

Principally, she has been placing herself where Parker often is. The orange boy likes to lie in the far corner of the sitting room, on the carpet, under the patio door that is open to the screen. Lately, Cammie has been lying there. And when she is there, she is usually snoozing, as if it has always been her preferred spot. 


Then, I caught her sleeping in the library. Ever since Parker has come to live with us, the other beasts have explored that room when he is elsewhere, sniffing what smells they could find in there of the newcomer. Even timid Tucker has edged his way in. Renn and Cammie, bolder, have taken more time in the library. I’m glad of this, as I don’t want that room to be thought of as exclusively Parker’s. But this was the first time Cammie has snoozed there, as if uncaring as to whether the sturdy-boy would come in.


Strangest of all was what I witnessed yesterday. In the late afternoon, Cammie was stretched out in the sitting room’s sun. It was just after dinner, and Parker had been released from the library after being quarantined while I was at work. He roamed about, seeing and smelling what was new since he had been incarcerated. He cautiously approached the prone princess, whose back was to the advancing foster-cat. He sniffed, she jerked her head up - and then lowered it again, settling down to snooze some more. She must have known that a cat was there, probably even smelled Parker’s unique aroma. Yet she did not hiss, or even look. This was very odd.


Will it continue? Cammie hisses as much as usual, wanting everycat to keep his or her distance - and then these events occur. Perhaps Parker is the one who will become her feline friend. Perhaps she is luring him closer to kill him. I would prefer the former, as Parker’s dismemberment by one of my cats would be awkward to explain to the rescue-group for whom I am fostering him. Besides, I like him. So I will hope for friendship. I also hope to win the lottery.

16 comments:

  1. Hmmm. Could it be our Princess is in love?

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    1. That would be something, wouldn't it?

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  2. I was going to suggest that she's lying in Parker's favourite spots to get her own scent all over everything and therefore lay claim to it all. But to not be troubled by Parker's approach says a lot, I think! I'll hope for the former as well. And also for a lottery win for us both. There's enough $ to go around. :-)

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  3. ah the complicated mind of the Siamese princess

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  4. we thinks parkerz optin for choize one two ~~~~~~ ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  5. cammie please proceed with "plan G"

    hugs from dai$y ~~~~~~ =^..*= ♥♥

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  6. Many times, in multi-cat households, the scents of all the cats mix together. So instead of each cat having his own individual scent, everyone will have a "group scent". I wonder if this is what's happening with Parker and the perma-cats. He now smells like a member of the group.

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    1. How interesting. I think I have read similar before and completely forgot about it. I will bet this is just what is happening. He smells like on of the family.

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    2. Thank you for your comment. That's a trick to use when you get a new cat. Rub the newcomer and the existing cat with a separate towel, and then rub them again after switching towels.

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    3. Geez, I wish I'd known about that trick about a dozen cats ago.

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    4. You may have to do it for a few days, but eventually it will work.

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  7. Strange things do happen and she may have decided that he is not so bad after all. I hope they do form a friendship.

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  8. I can never figure out cat behavior :)

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  9. This is very happy news. Parker seems to be a very charismatic boy. Precious Cammie may just find something in him that allows her to trust him. This reminds me of the old show tune with the lyric " a hundred million miracles, a hundred million miracles are happ'ning ev'ry day".
    And they are too!

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    1. I hope the two of them will become friends. Stranger things have happened.

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  10. We all think that is so sweet. I hope it continues and friendship follows!

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