Friday, August 11, 2006

King Of The Hill

Nicky comes out on top! (Click pictures for larger view) Posted by Picasa
"Of all domestic animals the cat is the most expressive. His face is capable of showing a wide range of expressions. His tail is a mirror of his mind. His gracefulness is surpassed only by his agility. And, along with all these, he has a sense of humor." ~ Walter Chandoha
Nicky spends most of his day mooning after Maggie; following her around the house, sleeping as close as he can get without instigating a riot; and for what? She ignores him, hisses when he gets too close, runs away, hides; is completely anti-social. Yet he patiently and slowly plods through each day, hoping that this will be the day she lets him curl up with her on the bed.

The few times he isn't caught up in this futile pursuit, he likes to lounge in the crow's nest of the cat tree. Here he is king; higher than all other cats, able to watch fowl, fur and flying insect alike, catching a stray sunbeam here and there. Here he can regain his sense of humor and soon I'll catch him crouching low or peeking around a corner, to pounce upon and chase the unsuspecting Maggie once again.

I told Nicky that he might find a lady friend at Friday's Ark or at the Carnival of the Cats. The carnival is hosted by Blog d'Elisson this week. Wish Nicky luck!

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