Friday, 18 June 2010

Furr-oh-shus Friday


I figure it's important that every now and then I remind you of my furr-oh-shusness, so what better time to do so than today?

As everyone knows, Tiny is really good at finding great sleeping spots. I'm just average at this, so instead of counting on my skills, I just wait and see where Tiny goes, then I go and tell her to get off so that I can sit in the place that she has just warmed up (for me...hahaha!). Today is no exception...see how happy and cozy she looks there? The first step for me is to go up to her to make sure she is looking content with her choice, then I decide on the best strategy for the 'takeover' (also known as the 'thieving').

As always, a take-over begins with an annoying sniff, which does not always cause an immediate reaction, but it does announce the beginning of a challenge...

Experience has taught me that being below your opponent is not always the best strategy in a non-hostile (I am not hostile!) takeover because when I am lower than Tiny, she has more strength AND gravity helps her out, too. So today, I have opted to be somewhere higher than she is. (Aren't I so clever?)

The first move is a gentle nudge...

And here she comes with her wap-wap-wap, but I've predicted this and have moved far enough away (and since I am above her and behind plants, she has an extra difficult time getting to me - haha!).

...and again a gentle nudge...

....and another wap-wap-wap...

...and she's gone!!

And now the spot is MINE!
...oh, she looks like she found another good spot there...hmmm, maybe I should go for that one now...

14 comments:

Kea said...

Oho, you're sneaky (and very clever), Lautrec! And here we've been feeling a bit sorry for you, thinking Tiny gets the upper hand. Now we think perhaps it's Tiny we should feel a bit sorry for! MOL!

Junior and Orion said...

You are so bad Lautrec! ;)

Our word verification is "furoled", is that like paroled but for animals?

Jacqueline said...

MOL!!...You are a silly bad boy with a heart of gold, Lautrec!!...We hope you got comfortable in a good, shaded spot and gave poor Tiny a break, sweetie!...Happy Friday beautiful friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Tell your Mom we LOVE your comments=they are always so fun!!

TK and Squashies said...

That's quite the well thoughtout thieving technique Lautrec!
Maybe you should lets Tiny relax for a little while. You not want to has to modify your approach when she is too tired to Wap-wap-wap! Where would the fun be in that?

Brian said...

Just go for the next spot first, then you've got it!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my Lautrec, you are one very sneaky kitty. I would suggest going with the spot you have, Tiny looks like she is ready for you next time.

Purrs,
Cindi Lou

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Tiny! Come on over for a visit. I need to give you a few lessons...

Your Friend,
Tama-Chan

Daisy said...

Um, Lautrec? I think you are big enough and smart enough to find your own spots!

Poor Tiny! I know just how you feel!

Madi and Mom said...

I heard the hissing all the way over here. I'm sure in Tiny's mind she is saying ok take the sunny spot...I was through with it anyway. It is time for me to enjoy the shade.

Happy weekend,
Madi and Mom

Katnip Lounge said...

Lautrec,
We were prepared to feel sorry for you but we have change our minds!
Instead, we are filled with admiration. What Cat wouldn't admire your non-hostile, sneaking thieving ways?

Not us!

Tiny, you have some awesome angry ears--nice form.

Malyss said...

I love to see your cats outside! mine are obliged to stay home:(
they're so beautyful in the green!

Ps I was sure you would notice the door! Ü.
That's not an olive tree, that's a kind of laurel;
Have a nice week-end!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh Lautrec you are so funny! And what a great way to find a good spot to snooze in! And if Tiny is good at finding spots then she shouldn't mind finding a new one, because it is easy for her!

Have a great weekend!!

cats of wildcat woods said...

You seem to get your way. In a subtle way too! Poor Tiny!

AttieCattie said...

haha naughty Lolo...