One of the interesting things I’ve noticed about Noah’s place in the household is that his relationship with Cammie is changing. Originally, he would follow the princess and, in so doing, annoy her tremendously. He still does that periodically, but now, Cammie just as often shadows the boy. Noah has decided that being followed by a ferocious Siamese cat isn’t as much fun as he may have thought it would be. I will find him sometimes cornered, squatting somewhere with his exit blocked by Cammie, similarly squatting, neither animal doing anything, just waiting for the other to make a move.
On the other hand, Noah still makes the situation worse - or at least keeps it as tense - by now and then aggravating Cammie’s already irritable nature. He will rush at her, just to stop abruptly. The princess will of course fly into a rage over this provocation, which is likely Noah’s intent. He’s a youth, now, about a year old, and likes to see what he can get away with.
The other day, I caught the two of them confronting each other from opposite ends of the nylon tunnel. Noah was threatening to zoom through it at Cammie, and the latter was ready to administer whatever punishment was necessary when it happened. Fortunately, as I was trying to relax with a book and a cup of tea at the time, nothing transpired, and this stand-off fizzled out.
Do you see Tucker looking on disinterestedly? It matters not to him who wins, so long as they leave him alone. A truly feline attitude...
We're glad that instance, at least, didn't lead to a dust up!ReplyDelete
And we can well imagine how relieved Tucker was that HE wasn't the centre of any unwanted attention. :-)
Annabelle does the same exact thing: rush at her sister or brothers and then come to a complete halt. I've watched enough kitten videos to see this as a play. But my seniors like Cammie don't want to be bother either with youthful enthusiasm.ReplyDelete
ah yes....we get that here too. at least when I'm home I can attempt to head Junior off at the passReplyDelete
imagine the surprise, if while in stare down mode; josie and renn snuck into the tunnel, blocking advances from both sides of the "field " !! ♥♥ReplyDelete
The exact same drama goes on between my Kate and Ernie. She hisses and swats at him whenever he gets too near her, causing him to run off in terror. (Never mind that she's half his size.) But then, when her back is turned, he likes to creep up behind her and just sit, staring. Then, when she notices he's there, she hisses threateningly and he flees.ReplyDelete
I'm so relieved to know I'm not the only one with weird cats.
Oh what a change it is when a youngster joins the house :)ReplyDelete
I think Tucker is laying back there out of the way and enjoying the entertainment as long as it doesn't include him.ReplyDelete
Cammie doesn't want her place in the family threatened by some youngster! And possibly, just possibly, the may be a bit fascinated with each other.ReplyDelete
We agree with Flynn; entertainment without effort for Tucker.
What a pair! It's good to see that Cammie isn't about to let Noah get away with being a pest. He's simply being a young cat.ReplyDelete
My Saku, who is over 6 years old does the same sort of thing with Sasha and Sami. I guess some cats never grow up!