Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cat TV

Looking out the window is the pet equivalent of watching tv. During the day they watch the lizards and birds flitting about the garden. During the night they watch the geckos and moths under the lights. Occasionally there is another cat to watch - the grey 'baby' that hangs around, or the white tom that is so aggressive even I would like to see him done in.

The other night I walked into the room to find all three females staring out the front window...



Left to right: Smokey (5 months), Minina (2.5 years), Maya (10 months)

Of course, it's hard to sneak up on cats and get their photo without distracting them...



The front window is a popular place for all the animals, although Loco rarely gets a chance to enjoy that spot with all the cats taking it over.

On the weekend the 'baby' grey cat (that recently lost his best buddie/father (Chong)) had been following Luna everywhere and calling out to her. Luna was growling and letting him know she wanted nothing to do with him, but later in the afternoon I noted that the grey cat, exhausted, had finally fallen asleep in the corner of the garden wall. Luna was sitting on the front part of the wall, simply watching...as if to say "there, you finally went to sleep". Later we went out, and when we came back, Luna (who was now inside the house), was parked in front of the same window, looking out - as if she was still watching the sleeping grey cat. And since then, Luna does not want to come in the house other than to grab a bite to eat. I think she has taken over being a baby-sitter whether she wanted to or not.

6 comments:

Life's a Beach! said...

Sue, those photos are so cute! : ) And the concept of Cat TV cracks me up. Around here, we keep most of the shutters and blinds closed during the day now because of the heat. I've been noticing that Saby is flipping the front shutters open with her nose so she can see out. She'll be glad when the temps cool and she has better Dog TV reception!

Jamqueen said...

My 2 are the same way--I love to watch them watching the goings on outside!

KfromMichigan said...

So cute! I love the cat pictures.

Linda said...

Sue, what fun photos! I love how they are all standing in a row...

Sue said...

Beck - the back door used to be Loco's tv (watching the iguana up on the back wall). We had to revise the door because the screen just got ruined beyond belief, so the lower half is now wood and he can't see much unless the iguana is at the top of the wall right in front of the door.

Ann, K, and Linda - thanks! If I'd wanted to get a picture of them all in a row, you know it would not have happened. When I saw them like that I just had to get out the camera, and was hoping they were so engrossed in whatever they were watching that they wouldn't notice the beep of me turning on the camera, or the lens popping out. Just Minina caught on, but not before I got the first shot.

Bennie said...

What cute pictures of the cats.