Repelling boarders

As the scene unfolded, I ran and grabbed my camera and snapped away as best I could. A window dimmed by wind and rain didn’t make things any easier…

Ooh! Who's that looking out at me!?
Ooh! Who’s that looking out at me!?

Are they friendly? Can we talk...?
Are they friendly? Can we talk…?

Uh-oh! Enemy sighted...!
Uh-oh! Enemy sighted…!

Time to go, I think...
Time to go, I think…

Where'd he go? Where'd he go?
Where’d he go? Where’d he go?

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I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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4 Responses to Repelling boarders

  1. Gradlon says:

    It’s always a special moment when two cats are meeting. The third picture is really beautiful, looks like some kind of point of view!

  2. WOL says:

    We have a troupe of feral cats who wander through the yard from time to time. As attuned to scent as cats are, I wonder whether mine see them as other cats, or as just something interesting because it’s moving. Mine have alerted to cats’ meows on telly, but after having a sniff about the TV and not detecting the scent of other cats, they quickly lost interest. The feral cats have border skirmishes occasionally, and some rather coarse language is exchanged (“cat-calls”). The noise does put the wind up mine and they slink from room to room trying to locate the threat. I suspect it is mostly instinctual since I adopted mine as 6-week old (or thereabouts) kittens so except for whatever memories they have of those days, the only other cats they know by scent are the ones that were here when they came. If Freya was adopted as an older cat, she may well have had experiences with “outside” cats and can recognize an interloper by sight, as her puffed out tail would suggest.

    • SilverTiger says:

      Freya recognizes genuine cat sounds on the radio and remains indifferent to imitations however realistic they sound to us. She also reacts to cats seen outside and even, on occasion, responds to cats in videos.

      However, she is very intolerant of other cats and does not like them near her. She responds aggressively to their presence. This is why a spell at the cattery puts her in a very bad mood.

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