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Friday Cat Blogging

Feline Hierarchy

Friday Cat Blogging

Wait your turn.

[Editor: this accidentally shows the structure of feral society. On the top level are Molly eating from the bowl as befits her status as senior alpha, and she shares the level with The Lone Ranger, the local alpha. On the next level in the center is Tonto, TLR’s sister. On the right is Tip who is an adult female, and on the left are Ms Gruntled and Baldy, juvenile females. Waiting for a chance to eat is the Gray-nosed Cat, the senior tom.]

Friday Ark

Send some positive vibes to LabKat, JS, and Coby. Coby is undergoing surgery for a problem, and the procedure is complicated by his other medical conditions.

7 comments

1 Steve Bates { 04.18.08 at 1:37 am }

A lesson and a grand cat photo all in one… thanks, Bryan.

2 jams o donnell { 04.18.08 at 1:58 am }

That tableau says a lot Bryan. Woe betide the tom cat who tried to muscle in on the ladies who lunch?

3 Lab Kat { 04.18.08 at 9:33 am }

Careful… you might have the makings of a compound there. 🙂

Thanks for the shout-out for Coby. He’s at home and doing well. Update on my blog.

4 Bryan { 04.18.08 at 3:02 pm }

The “ladies” are territorial and protect their “hunting grounds” from other females. Ringo is outside the frame to left, and she has to wait until the others are done or have a fight to eat. Normally, she will zip inside for a nosh, and then zip out to run around.

Toms are tolerated, but no more, and if they try to “muscle” a kitten, they will get beat up and chased off. A family is usually made up, like this one, of sisters, daughters and nieces.

The inside cats are related to this group. Dot & Sox were kittens of another Tip, and Molly is a many-times great aunt of them all, so the genetic lines continue.

It’s good to hear about Coby, LK. The “blues” have to watch out for each other.

5 distributorcap { 04.19.08 at 6:27 am }

glad Coby is doing well
my george had all his teeth taken out last august
and he is doing fine

6 oldwhitelady { 04.20.08 at 12:24 am }

I’m glad Coby is back home and mending. It’s always such a sore time when kitties have to go to the doctor..

Byran, it looks like you need some color variations in that pack of kitties. Sgt. Mango and Rocky Girl want to help. They’re heading out, now. They should be there…Oh, they found they’d have to walk. They decided to stay here.

That is a very interesting photo. At home, I see the same thing, sometimes. Cotton kind of rules the roost.

7 Bryan { 04.20.08 at 9:19 am }

Cotton is allowed to rule by the ladies only because of the nice, safe environment, OWL. Add a little stress and the ladies will take their rightful feline place in charge.