Some cats are more gregarious than others. If Odin were human he’d be a less attractive but equally charming George Clooney.
When a cat is interested in a friendly but cautious way, the tail will be upright but hooked. “I spy with my one eye…”
Music to go with our story. Who is that girl? A stranger visits the garden. She has noticed Odin watching her but sits elegant, alert with her tail wrapped neatly around her body. Not unfriendly but not come hither either.
Odin is not deterred. “I think I like her but I need a closer look.”
Both cats mirror the same posture, ears alert tails straight out with a friendly curve. Odin decides, “This pretty thing is no enemy but is she playing coy? This calls for action! I’ll jump on the hill and impress her.”
She resumes her not so interested tail position, “Who is this fool?” Odin tries to engage her in play but his buffoonery fails to charm.
Odin assumes a more cautious approach with his tail to the ground and his head submissively low. Mystery girl is ready to engage. There are no warning signs of aggression; no tail twitching, swishing, pouffing, arched backs, whiskers pulled back defensively, hissing or wide-eyed stares.
Odin is smitten and cautiously goes in for a kiss. “What a beauty. I need to get whiff of her but will she rebuff my advance?”
Is this the look of love? Is she interested in Odin? What breed do you think she is? To be continued tomorrow…