Rarely do I see the boys, both at ease, this close to one another. Milo must have been feeling particularly needy or lonely when I caught this uneasy treaty earlier this week.
Although, I don’t know that I should necessarily call him “at ease” here.
He’s still quite alert and annoyed at my photography.
Olli on the other hand, could care less. King of the pillow.
Interestingly, I found Milo bogarting the pillow today!
Touché Milo. Touché.
Cats are mysterious folk. There is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.
~ Sir Walter Scott
- Orange Crush (hopedog.wordpress.com)
- Reflections (baileyboatcat.com)
- Wild Cat (alexandrarossworks.wordpress.com)
- 18 Cats That Can’t Resist Lounging In Amazon Boxes (consumerist.com)
Since letting the boys out on the porch (supervised) a few times during the summer, Olli has been more and more insistent about wanting to be outside. In the last few weeks I have experimented with letting him out alone. I could never trust Milo, he’s too adventurous. I can barely trust him when I’m there keeping an eye on him. But Olli is a lazy homebody and he’s super afraid of strangers. (Stranger Danger!) So, I took a chance and let him spend 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, outside alone, while I kept tabs on him through the window when possible. It’s been wildly successful.
Now, he cries and paws at the porch door to be let out. The little monster.
Usually he spends his time on the ground, up at the railing looking out at passersby, birds, bugs, what-have-you. But just yesterday he started settling down for naps in our camping chairs in the back of the porch.
I managed to get this quick shot of him through the window last night.
And then he saw me. LOL
Milo gets a little twitterpated when he’s not allowed out as well. When I can, I go out to sit and read so Milo can have a little time outside too.
Today’s group session outside looked a little like this…
Milo rares settles down. He’s got to check everything out. Every time.
Really Milo? I just let you out. (He just doesn’t like closed doors.)
And Olli just sleeps on.
Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and vice versa, and often simultaneously.
~ Louis J. Camuti
- Cat No Entry (thisisidiom.wordpress.com)
- Cat Week: Meet Maya (theketchupwar.com)
- The Call of the Great Outdoors (badcatchris.com)
- cats don’t mind (itsme2012.wordpress.com)