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Friday Cat Blogging

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[Editor: Molly is out and about in the pleasant weather we’ve had making sure that no cat has forgotten how to cringe. It’s tough being the Alpha Prime.]

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8 comments

1 Steve Bates { 04.23.10 at 9:09 am }

“It’s tough being the Alpha Prime.”

Now, which episode was it that took place on that planet? <grin_duck_run />

Molly may be tough on other cats, but she surely is gorgeous.
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2 jams O'Donnell { 04.23.10 at 3:03 pm }

Now that is a face that exudes authority
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3 ellroon { 04.23.10 at 3:36 pm }

This is a wonderful photograph. Really beautiful colors , textures and composition.

The kitty is wonderful too.
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4 Bryan { 04.23.10 at 9:58 pm }

She is actually very picky about people and does interact in a friendly manner with some, Steve. OTOH, her attitude towards other cats is rather dictatorial.

Looking at her face is a mistake, Jams. You need to focus on the paws of doom. She was born before Hurricane Opal in 1995 but she still strikes with lightning speed.

That is a typical Spring day, Ellroon, with the leaves from a water oak covering the driveway of crushed oyster shell. It is mid afternoon so the sun can penetrate the not quite re-leafed oak. Water oaks are evergreen, like live oaks, but the fallen leaves tend to be flat and supple, unlike the hard, cupped leaves shed by live oaks.

Molly decided to stop there and glare at me, as I had been trying to get a picture of her face. She doesn’t like treats, but the ones I had were useful for delaying the retinue.

5 Badtux { 04.24.10 at 11:07 am }

What most folks don’t realize is that with cats it’s all about attitude, not age or size (though they help), but attitude. And Molly clearly has attitude big time, she looks like she’s threatening to leave a horse’s head on your driver’s seat, or at least a mouse’s head ;).

And yeah, The Mighty Fang is the biggest cat in my household, but he is *not* the boss kitty… Mencken, with his disdain for idiocy and swift resort to whacking TMF’s nose with his paw if TMF gets uppity, takes alpha cat status big-time.

– Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin
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6 Bryan { 04.24.10 at 2:38 pm }

While she is getting thinner as she gets older, Molly is easily the largest female in the area, but she still “deals with” the Gray-nosed Cat and Blaze, toms who have a significant weight and size advantage. Toms don’t like to get serious until after a display, but Molly just nails them without warning if she feels they are intruding on her authority. She’s a firm believer in first strike and preemptive claws.

7 oldwhitelady { 04.25.10 at 4:24 pm }

Molly is a pretty kitty. After reading about her making the other cats cringe, I wonder which one of my kitties is the Alpha Prime. It seems there is a pecking order. I’ve noticed the princess being mean to Lady Fortuna, and I don’t like that ONE BIT! Any idea of how I would go about stopping that behavior, while still retaining her sweet temper?
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8 Bryan { 04.25.10 at 4:54 pm }

The ladies have to work that out, OWL. Cats are matriarchal and they want a structure. As the junior, PK will be looking for her place, and hoping to improve it. Every time a new female reaches adulthood, everyone wants to test the structure.

They will settle it and things will return to normal.