Thursday, August 1, 2013

Space Invader ~~ A Theme Thursday "Space" Post

Today's Theme Thursday theme is "Space." Be sure to check out other Theme Thursday entries!


Meet my cat Orson, if you haven't already.

The other day, he and I were on my back porch. Suddenly, another black cat came out of nowhere and entered the back parking lot. Orson (on the right in the following three photos), his precious space invaded, bolted off the porch and approached the intruder.


He got even closer. I waited for the inevitable fireworks! Orson looked like a true predator, while the unwanted visitor just sat there patiently.


And just as suddenly as the other cat arrived, Orson evidently lost interest and plunked himself down! The other cat, apparently bored, turned around and calmly walked away.


I guess I should be proud of my little feline for choosing the route of pacifism. Or would that be "Cat-cifism?"



Thanks for your time.

37 comments:

  1. Yes, these pictures are beautiful, nice cat! Greetings!

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  2. fascinating..I always wonder what thought process animals go through. A lot could be written about the cats from these pictures.
    You captured a 5000 word story with the pictures...fun

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    1. Well, I tried. I'm usually much wordier, pictures or not. :)

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  3. I think they've met before!

    Orson has a masculine face. I love how that works with cats...some of my girl kitties have pretty, feminine faces and the boys are masculine. But then there's Marmalade, with the the girly name. ha. I think he tries to be manly to make up for it. :)

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    1. Yeah, I feel sorry for him, with that name!

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    2. Oh, he doesn't look like his ego is suffering in the least. ha.

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    3. No, I suppose cats are more open-minded than humans. Ha.

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  4. ha. sometimes all it takes is a presence to deter the intrusion you know...my cat is playfully territorial...when we come out he chases the cats away...when we are not looking, they will sit there fine as friends...lol...

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    1. That sounds about right. Making a show for the humans!

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  5. haha he does seem to mellow out the closer he gets. Maybe the other cat was whispering sweet nothings to him. Then Orson said he was snip snip and any potential was over, so the other one walked away.

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    1. Yep, Orson is "snip snip" all right! Check out the tell-tale notch in his right ear in that bottom photo!

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  6. I agree with Betsy. In the next to last photo Orson looks like he's saying, "Oh, its only you--I thought you were the ex-con who lives down the street." haha

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    1. Yeah, I'm sure they've met before. I think Brian might be right, too. Orson was mainly putting on a show for me, then thought "Ahhh, what do I need to impress him for? He'll still feed me!"

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    2. Cats are so sure of their status with us---their pushover owners. :)

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  7. I think he is really proud of himself yeah!

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  8. Well done, Orson. Put some Cat Stevens on the stereo and relax to Peace Train.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Orson sez: Ol' Silver Fop won't let me near his stereo!

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  9. Hi, cats are such beautiful creatures and yours is no exception. ;)

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  10. Is pacifism part of the feline catechism?

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    1. Somehow, the phrase "feline catechism" sounds redundant. :)

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  11. Not So Much "Mediation" as "Meowdiation"?

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  12. They don't do that notch up here

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  13. Hey he stood his ground, or sat his ground. Better than my dog, she is huge and would have ran and hid.

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    1. I'm always amazed that cats don't often seemed to be frightened by anyone or anything, no matter how much larger the adversary is. Orson once attacked a rather large dog by jumping on it!

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  14. Hi SF,

    You should really be proud of your cat because he did protect his area. My cat Joey would have ran and hidden hoping the other cat would hurry up and leave. But then he always had our other cat Jericho to do all the protecting until he passed away. I love the last picture and how happy he looks with having you rub under his chin. A happy cat means a happy household.

    Thanks for sharing your space with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend without any cat invaders.

    God bless.

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    1. It was less my rubbing his chin, and more my holding his head up for the photo, haha.

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  15. They really know how to look after their turfs. Great pics SF!

    Hank

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