Monday, December 17, 2012

Don't mess with Cleo (a story of feline hierarchy)

With 7 cats, there is often room for change in the feline hierarchical ladder in my brood.

Currently, it goes like this:

Tabs bullies the outside cats. Bunny bullies Tabs. Cow bullies Bunny. Indy bullies Cow (yes...this is something new which started recently).

 An Indy-Cow confrontation.

 Note Cow's lowered ears?

For now, nobody bullies Indy. I think it's because nobody can quite figure out Indy.

Tiger stands neutral. Nobody bullies Pole. Cleo is afraid of Pole and only Pole.

And nobody messes with Cleo.

 This was an impending fight a few weeks back.

We thought Cow was going to win...

Look at those eyes...scare you, don't they?

 But a twist happened at the end and Cleo emerged victorious. It was just a lot of looking and intimidating, there was no physical contact.

 Yes, I won.

I put my right foot in,
I put my right foot out,
I put my right foot in,
And shake it all about...

 The meek shall inherit the day.

But not so soon!

About the hoax that has gripped some communities in the world:
(And why torchlights, candles and batteries are selling like hot cakes in some places!)

 I think the best "people" to consult would be....the animals!

They would be able to sense any impending natural catastrophe, like they did before the tsunami!


Chen said...

The natural world will go on without humans. So it's not the end of the world that people are afraid of - it's the end of their comfortable human existence.

By the way, what would you call the pose made by Cleo with one leg sticking straight out from the tray? It's so cute but I can't think what it should be called :D

chankahyein said...

I have no idea too, but it was so cute, I just had to take a photo and post it up!!

chankahyein said...

Remember this? “If all the insects were to disappear from the Earth, within fifty years all life on Earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the Earth, within fifty years all forms of life would flourish” – Quote by Jonas Salk.

Chen said...

You can call it the Pokey Pose then :P

Catherina said...

Cleo is a calico princess..nobody will dare to mess with her.
At home, Qing princess is also a calico, and she is the only one dare to bully the 2 big brothers, Bunny and Elmo..hehe