Some Cats Own the Place

White cat sitting on counter

Cat Sitting on Counter

Some cats live in a place. They are just residents, they go through a place. They have a bed, a bow to drink and to eat but these cats are just residents.

Some cats own the place where they live. This happens more often with indoor cats, but not with all indoor cats.

The desk becomes their place and the humans have to work around them.

This cat is Sandie, I …

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The Last Few Sunny Days

Cat in Window

Cat in Window

It’s fall, it’s sunny and the days are getting shorter. It’s getting colder and the cats know it. There are a lot less cats roaming the streets. Even indoor cats know that it’s the fall and they take advantage of the last few rays of the sun by basking on the window ledge.

I walk by this apartment complex almost everyday, and this cat is in the window …

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Starring Intensely: Vancouver, BC

Cat starring at my dog

Cat starring at my dog

This window is at street level and occasionally this cat is in the window in front of the curtain. My guess is that the curtain is there for privacy.

This cat is not looking at me, nor looking at my camera. This cat is starring at my dog which is waiting very patiently at my side until I’m done with the photo so we can resume the walk.

Technical …

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Watching the World Go By

tabby cat on a fence

Tabby Cat Watching the World Go By

This cat is a “cool cat”. He’s sitting on top of the fence and he’s watching the world go by, actually me and my dog walking by him.

This image is a wide angle. We, my dog and I, were about 1½ meters away or about 5 feet. This cat is not afraid. He’s at full attention. You can see it in the eyes and …

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Smart Cat v. Dumb Cat

2 cats: brother & sister

Smart Cat versus Dumb Cat

These two cats couldn’t be any more different from each other but they are brother and sister.

Collie or Kolly, the male at the front, is a very dumb cat. The female, Molly, at the back, is a lot smarter. If there’s any danger, Molly goes back into the yard, near the cat door where she can go back in for protection.

Collie/Kolly is not that smart …

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High Wire Act: Vancouver, BC

Siamese cat walking on fence

Siamese Cat Walking on Fence

This Siamese cat was laying on the fence. He saw me coming and walking with my dog.

He was at the back on the fence and when we walked by, he came closer to inspect the situation, most likely my dog.

BTW, he doesn’t have a collar and we, my dog and I, encounter coyotes regularly and it’s not just at night. I have seen coyotes in Vancouver …

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Worried Cat: Vancouver, BC

A very worried cat

A Very Worried Cat

This cat is worried. Should he run away or not?

He has the ears backwards like he was getting ready to attack. Why, because behind me, there’s a dog, it’s my dog. He’s not threatening, he’s behind me and he’s totally quiet.

He’s not attacking and I know it. Why? his eyes.

The difference between the attack mode and the worry mode is in the …

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Wile E. the Cat: Vancouver, BC

Wile E. under his favourite tripod/platform.

BTW, his name: ‘Wile E’ comes from Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner cartoons by Chuck Jones/Warner Brothers.

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

Wile E under his favourite tripod/platform

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Missing Cat Sign: Vancouver, BC

Helios, the cat, has gone missing.

There are a lot of missing cat signs. If Helios’ owners can find him within a couple of days of him disappearing then they are OK.

The problem is that it’s very unlikely that they will ever find him. In my neighbourhood, almost all of these missing cats have been coyotes’ dinners. We have a very large park with many smaller parks in the neighborhood and there are quite a few coyotes. I’ve encountered a few myself. I have seen single coyotes during the day but often as a pair at night.

The last time my dog and I encounters a pair of them, I made a lot of noise and waved my arms around. The pair of coyote was considering my dog as a potential dinner. I convinced them otherwise…

BTW, the phone numbers are not Vancouver/local phone numbers.

Another missing cat sign

Another Missing Cat Sign

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The Could be a Vampire Slayer: Vancouver, BC

This is Biffy. Her name comes from Buffy: the Vampire Slayer. Her owner worked on that TV show.

Biffy is a very relaxed cat. Not much fazes her. I am about 1½ meter away (about 5 feet) with my dog just behind me. She’s not concerned. She’s not ready to run away, look at her paws, they are still folded, she’s not ready to move.

Biffy, the 'could be a vampire slayer', basking in the sun

Biffy, the ‘could be a vampire slayer’ basking in the sun

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Before the Attack: Vancouver, BC

This cat was looking for a fight.

I was walking peacefully with my dog. I am between my dog and the cat, so my dog is hiding behind me and using me as his shield.

In these situations, I always make noises so the cat knows that we are coming and usually either the cat moves away or stays circumspect. Not this cat, s/he decided that s/he was going to attack. I knew that. I quickly made my photo and kept on walking.

Cat just before the attack

Just Before The Attack

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