We’re having some serious cat spats this morning. Ivy is on her usual perch looking out the front window, which she does every morning after they eat.
Then here comes Gracie wanting to join her, and Ivy is far from happy about it.
But Gracie, being a kitten, is undeterred. She’s jumped up there on the cupboard before.
Thing is, Ivy wasn’t up there at the time.
And that spot is another one of Ivy’s “thrones.” She doesn’t like to share her seat at the throne.
I can just see the wheels whirring in Ivy’s head. Now if that isn’t a serious stink eye Ivy is giving her, I don’t know what is.
Don’t come any closer, I imagine her thinking.
Kittens can be such a nuisance when you’re busy watching birds in the front bushes. This is a big part of Ivy’s daily routine.
Ivy Getting Really Irritated:
Ivy looks upward as if to say: Mercy me. Why won’t that kitten leave me alone? Why don’t you go take your kitten nap and let me watch the birds in peace?
Then Gracie tries again. She is being pretty bold.
Finally, Ivy jumps down, weary from trying to bird watch while swatting away Gracie at the same time. And then come the cat spats.
I hear growling and thumping on the floor. But Gracie is quick. And she manages to get out of Ivy’s grasp and run down the hall.
Of course I’ve got my steely eye on both of those two little stinkers.
Just minutes before this started, Gracie was laying on the couch. She could barely keep her eyes open because she needs her morning nap.
Then I guess she had a spurt of energy and started in on Ivy on top of the cupboard.
And once Ivy is on the cupboard, she means to spend some time doing some serious bird watching. And swaying and thumping her tail when she sees them up close.
Now they’re chasing each other. There’s going to be some long naps coming before long I think. They will wear each other out finally.
And that they did. Now Ivy is back on top of the cupboard watching birds and Gracie has apparently gone into the bedroom to take a nap.
I can tell Ivy has spotted the usual sparrows out front because her tail is swaying back and forth. I imagine she wants very much to be out there chasing them from the bushes.
And until Gracie’s nap is over, there will be peace and quiet in here. Much to Ivy’s relief.