Boy Meets Girl In Tail Talk

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…”

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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Is this the look of love? Is she interested in Odin? What breed do you think she is? To be continued tomorrow…

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16 thoughts on “Boy Meets Girl In Tail Talk”

  1. Oh my goodness, I’m hooked too! She looks a bit aloof and a bit come hither at the same time… if this was a film noir, I’d be saying “that girl is going to be trouble!”

    1. Kitcaboodles,LOL I can see it now: Lauren Bacall with Bogie, “You know how to whistle don’t you…”
      @Abby, we have much to learn from cats.
      @Marg, I wonder if she would have gone for his sort.
      @Chey, he was doing his happy dance.
      @Katnip Lounge, she’s gorgeous and confident!
      @Carolyn, he has a good eye 😉

  2. I love the interplay of signals.
    Cats are masters at communication, to another cat!
    We can’t wait to hear (see) more.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

  3. this was sooo charming!! Not sure if SHE is interested, but Odin DEFINITELY is!

    I agree with Katnip Lounge when she said she could be part Lynx, part Tabby but I don’t agree with the Siamese part…I think possibly part Bengal as well?

    1. Caren, thanks! You’re right about Odin and I agree about maybe having some Bengal in her because of the distinct spots.

  4. She really is pretty. Hope they become friends. I am sure Dom will be very jealous. I bet she is an old girl friend of his. Have a super day.

    1. Ingrid, thanks. They were taken from a distance to allow for a natural interplay. I watched closely for signs of aggression, ready to run and break up any fight.
      @Brian, yes something is in the air but what?

  5. Such a romantic story! So great!Good thing Odin doesn’t have his jewels, right? She is a beauty. A kind of blue-eyed exotic tabby.

  6. Ooooh a Soap Opera – I haven’t been hooked on one of these for years. I’ll be tuning in tomorrow, same cat time, same cat channel…

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