One thing I wanted to see when the ferals got comfortable in their new surroundings was them lounging around the yard. I couldn’t wait to look out my office window and see Grady under our oak tree or Maisie curled up in the cool grass. That would prove to me they considered this their home and felt safe here.
I never thought I would see them in the positions I’m seeing them now.
I’ll admit that I have a big yard. In this big yard are a lot of flower gardens and bushes. So, you would expect that my cats would either lay in the bushes so as not to be detected or lay in the grass so they can keep an eye on everything. If you did expect that, you would be disappointed. Nope, instead, my little furry ones like to do both at the same time. They will lay in the bushes with their back ends hanging out. Their little hind legs and paws looking like hairy sticks.
Why do they do this? Are they lazy? Do they not care about complete camouflage? Are they just messing with me?
You’re not supposed to question cat logic. I mean, you can, but it doesn’t get you anywhere. Have you ever put the food dish down with it only being half full? The humanity! You might as well have put trash in their bowl. That’s the way your cat will behave towards it, anyway. But, I digress.
It’s actually fine that they do this. I don’t worry about them. We don’t have any natural enemies that could potentially find their fat behinds and take a bite. I worry about me. I am unbelievably clumsy and would hate for me to go out by tripping on a cat butt and breaking my neck. Could you imagine that eulogy?
Maisie not even trying at this point.