This is the conclusion of our feline romantic tale.
When we last encountered Odin, he’d fallen hard for the mysterious blue-eyed gal from parts unknown. With her fine coat and pricey collar he knew she was no stray or feral kitty. Mystery Miss exuded confidence and a mild interest in Odin. He needed more experience than lame pick-up lines like,”So Miss, would you like to go inside and play with my Neko flies?” Or, “Can I interest you in an all-you-can-eat premium organic catnip bar?”
It’s any female’s perogative to change her mind, and this one did. “Please don’t leave. Was it something I said?” Odin could have recited all of love sonnets of Shakespeare and it wouldn’t have mattered. “Who cares, he huffed,” “I may only have one eye but you’re cross-eyed!
MM gave Odin one last glare and perked her ears, lured by a sound of a human. Drats, those bothersome humans interfering with love!
Layla crouched nearby and called to her softly. Those humans often have alterior motives. She wanted to examine her up close, check out her collar for ID and see how if she could pet her for further information. Mystery Miss, cautious at first, swished over and rubbed her body against Layla’s hands. She didn’t mind being petted but retreated before Layla could examine the collar. There wasn’t time to examine her rounded belly either. Could Mystery Miss be pregnant? MM had other things on her mind, like a big hunky man cat lurking nearby. Maybe he’d be more experienced lothario. Surprise, surprise.
Unlike amorous Odin, Domino acted cowardly. Note Odin and MM have relaxed tails and ear positions but Domino is crouched low, head down in a defensive pose. His ears are pointed forward alert, ready to take in the situation but the tail tells all. His slightly puffed out defensive tail tucked between his legs is the classic fearful/defensive mode. Layla stayed close to break up any possible cat fight but love nor war was in the stars. MM made her decision between two cats and chose none. She slinked off and hasn’t been seen since. The weather turned suddenly bitter cold and we hope MM is snuggled warm and cozy at home until her next adventure.