Friday, June 11, 2010

Wordless definitions: bellicose

Webster's defines bellicose as "favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars," and the word certainly fits when talking about these two felines. Clio (the fat orange cat) is top cat, by virtue of her larger size and reach. Gigi (the plump grey cat) would like to be top cat, and often sneaks up on Clio, instigating fights in hopes of finally coming out the winner. She doesn't give up, even if she just lost the other day. (It reminds me of when I was a high school junior, lost out on first chair in band, and kept challenging to get it back every week. Stupid braces.)

Anyway, I noticed a few weeks ago that both cats were spending a lot of time lying on the floor a few feet from my desk, so I bought this little cat condo to make them more comfortable. Clio immediately started colonizing it, and now spends quite a bit of time there every day within easy reach of petting. Gigi isn't so forward, but she likes to sneak into the bottom hidey-hole, the better to strike at Clio when she isn't watching. You can see by her narrowed eyes that she was getting ready to attack—or would have if I hadn't stopped her. Silly cats.

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