Thanks for the nice comments on yesterday’s new feature, Flock Friday. Check it out if you missed it. I enjoy doing these weekly cat posts, so it’ll be good to show pictures of the various birds more regularly, too.
On to the the cats. You know I can’t resist a cute snuggle or three:
A sequence of images of an encounter between the alien orange cat and Poppy (aka mamacat):
Poppy expressed her disdain of the orange cat:
The orange cat took the hint, and wandered off, but Poppy wasn’t satisfied, and followed after:
Poppy swiped at the orange cat… then hid under the cat house until he left:
Poppy and Porcini watching birds:
Four cats (can you see all of them?):
Poppy & Porcini again:
The orange cat again, but interestingly one of our ferals walked by, without seeming too concerned; maybe they are getting used to each other, slowly:
When we had really hot weather recently, I turned off the heat lamp and opened the vent in the duck house. Then in the evening, around sunset, I went back out to the duck house to turn the lamp back on, and mostly close the vent. On both evenings I did that, cats followed me back to the front door. Here are three cats on the front steps:
I’m not entirely sure what they were thinking… perhaps remembering when I used to do rounds and give them wet food on the steps, before I built the cat house. That’s been a while, though. Or just happened to be around, since soon before sunset is when they usually turn up to the cat house for dinner.
Similarly, on another day, a cat watched from kitchen garden as Jenn headed towards the greenhouse:
It does encourage me when they show signs of being comfortable around us (so long as we keep a distance).
Finally, a fun (but low-quality) GIF of a cat reversing course: