Adventures with the Lady in Red
Did ever I mention that for all her excellent qualities, the Lady in Red is extremely territorial?
I met her this morning as I was walking back from the doctor’s office. Although she let me skritch her and offer her water, boy, was she ever in a territorial mood. Here she is challenging a cat in the bushes, right after she engaged in a shouting match with the young tom lying on the ground on her right:
This is the interloper from the bushes:
Heading for the relative safety of the path, the interloper was joined by another, similar cat, possibly a littermate:
Finally, the Lady in Red took a snooze. Defending one’s territory is hard work, you know.
It appears that the Lady is territorial regarding her human admirers, too. When I petted the juvenile red-and-white tom where she could see me, she got huffy and tried to swat me when I went to pet her a little while later.
We’ll make up. We always do.