So as you know we have 3 whites. Not great whites as in the sharks, but whites as in the cats.
I have spoken of these beasties before. Jack is King with a capital K. He can be a bit nasty taking a swipe at your ankles as you walk by him. He likes to assert his power..his territory. Then we have dear Jewels who is your typical subserviant please just stay out of my way kind of girl. She lets Jack reign and I say ‘lets’ because I do believe if this dear lady ever decided to stake territory no one else would reign.
Jack needs to reign. It is important to his ego. He even bullies Bree who is away this week with the family at the cottage. Now as you know we have Gus who is pretty new to it all. So far Jack seems to be happy to just watch over the newcomer kitten although he is not above giving the kid a swat when needed.
Now Jack does not like me very much and for the life of me I don’t know why. If I am in the kitchen he stretches out across the floor letting me know I am in his territory. And he was forever taking swats at me; walking down the stairs, down the hall..well you get the idea.
Now this week, with his whole adoring family gone it is just me, Jewels, and the new kid Gus. The family have been gone almost a week and tonight is the first time Jack decided to spend anytime major time with me.
Gus and Jack routinely wrestle around, most often in play but J always asserts his power when he becomes bored with the new kids antics and that pretty much ends the game of the moment.
Except tonight. I am not sure if Jack sort of figures I am the new sheriff in town permanently but he decided to spread his territory. Except Gus, the kid, has been used to sleeping on my bed at least for part of the night.
So first Gus makes himself at home beside me on the bed. The evening is wearing on and before you know it, who makes an entrance but Jack. He stands on the floor for a bit watching me and the kid, settling down for a bit of a read before slumbers. Then he jumps up on the bed, my bed you understand, and sits at the foot watching us.
I’m figuring it could be very nice to tell the family, when they return that Jack and I are A1 buds. That we slept together in perfect harmony. Then all of a sudden there is one swift motion and a whole bunch of white fur and a bit of growling ensue. Right beside me!
Believe it or not there really are two whites there. Not sure what to do I remain very very very still. Suddenly Jack jumps back and leaping from the bed leaves the room. Gus, the new kitten in town settles and stretches out making it clear where his territory is. I tried taking photos at which point they both left my boudoir.
Guess I won’t be sleeping with Jack after all. As for Jewels? Well she could care less. Her only staked out territory is my desk chair and neither of the other two seem interested. So it all works out for her.
Men! Animal, Vegetable or Mineral. So territorial.