May 302015
 

Some days back I worked in the garage, emptying out litter boxes. While doing so, One-Eye came by begging for (i.e. demanding) food. She sorta pranced back and forth just outside the open main garage door; the screen door between the house and the garage accumulated a crowd. I don’t know if they were watching me or watching One-Eye… but it’s clear that whatever the point of interest was, Raedthinn was *not* too happy.

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  • Brianna

    Raedthinn, Buttons, Fingers… who’s the fourth?

    • Scottlowther

      Speedbump. He’s the Zoidberg of the crew.

      • sferrin

        Wasn’t Speedbump the outdoor cat? So it looks like he won you over. 🙂

        • Scottlowther

          They were *all* outdoors cats. Speedbump came indoors well over a year ago. One-Eye and Junior are the current outdoors cats.

          • sferrin

            I must be thinking of Jr. Stocky black cat?

          • Scottlowther

            Yup. All the cats I see around here these days are black cats.

            The feline population around here is *way* down from what it was a few years back. I wonder how much of that is due to predation… in the nearly eleven years I’ve lived here, a few nights ago was the first time I heard coyotes off in the distance. And if nocturnal predation is a problem for cats, then that might explain why black cats seem to be all that’s left. There’s One-Eye, there’s Junior, and there’s one smaller black cat I see from time to time I call Junior junior.

          • sferrin

            How often do you see Junior?

          • Scottlowther

            Not too often. A few times a week off in the distance, maybe once a week at the door for food. He has shed the last of his friendliness to me; that trip to the vet, while it fixed his physical problems, seems to have convinced him that I’m a monster.

  • sferrin

    Children of The Corn

  • John Nowak

    When I lived near Seattle, I got into a program where I did some work at the local zoo. One day, we were tidying up an (empty) lion enclosure. A lioness in the next-door enclosure watched us in a way most disconcerting. Yeah, just like that.