Cat meets cat – in slow motion
There have been three strangers in the garden, never seen before but they must come from local homes. The first one came and went in a single move but the next one was more interesting.
He was a black and white moggy who looked as if he cold turn nasty. The first I saw of him was in a confrontation (I think) with my Charlie. It was fascinating to see.
Normally Charlie would chase off strange cats but this time the cats faced each other, standing about two feet apart. They looked like statues but then I noticed a slight movement. Charlie was moving a paw ever so slowly, bit at a time, almost as though he was trying not to show the move. I stood with binoculars, watching the slow-motion experience. The visiting cat didn’t move, well not that I could see.
I began to wish one of them would hurry up and make a proper move, at the same time worrying in case my Charlie got into a fight. The whole time Charlie’s slow-motion movement (almost invisible to the naked eye) continued, this time I noticed it was the other leg that was moving. Suddenly, black cat turned tail and walked off. Charlie didn’t follow, he just turned around and headed back to the house.
That was then!
Since writing the above Charlie has been out in the garden a few times but only to see if Blackie was around. He comes in when there's no sign of the animal and spends a long time gazing out of the window. I think he really wants his friend to return. Aaaah! Maybe this is the start of a wonderful friendship.