Turf war

This is not a scene of peace, love and sisterly sharing. It positively vibrates with tension and strife, in that curious gaze-avoiding way that cats have when disagreeing with one another.IMG_4655Millie is in the centre of the double cushion. Queen Lottie’s place, in fact. IMG_4655IMG_4653Millie refuses to move, despite menacing glares from Lottie. IMG_4656Eventually – possibly because I am watching, and Lottie knows I dislike fighting – Lottie yields, and gives Millie a bit of a seemingly-friendly wash. IMG_4657She settles down. IMG_4659But she isn’t happy. And neither is Millie. IMG_4660IMG_4661This small but intensely-felt conflict will resume in due course. And will be repeated on a daily basis. The hierarchy is never static.

 

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3 thoughts on “Turf war

  1. I love watching the interaction between cats. Our only cat will occasionally go in the backyard and come upon an interloper sitting on a low wall. She will then sit near the wall and they will ignore each other, but ready to do battle if someone flicks their tail the wrong way. It is usually at this point that my husband will go out, the interloper will leave and our now fat tailed girl will be brought into the house to calm down.

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