Fierce little hunters abound in our homes, lest we forget- those of us who live with feline companions often share tales of killed offerings of small birds & mice proudly placed as gifts for 'Mom & Dad'. Here is a true wild kitty:
New York Times- Kim Wolhuter/National Geographic, via Getty Images
This picture was from a great article in the New York Times a few weeks ago about
the domestic cat whose ancestry can be traced back to Near Eastern wild cats. The article elicited much laughter at home when we read about the first wild kitty deeming to live amongst humans and basically domesticating herself which explains such haughty independence in our beloved feline companions today. Now it all makes sense.
I tried to catch Booboo in her wilderness:
And the smart urban hunter that she is- Booboo knows that her true source of nourishment & treats come from this cold treasure box:
And at the Tennisport in LIC with their regulation tennis whites & not more than a foot away from the prominent door sign that says "No Pets Allowed", stands another urban creature- the Squirrel. Squirrel understands that the rules at the tennis club do not apply to him because he is no one's pet. Silly humans!
On the courts and off: Advantage- Squirrel. He cleverly hides his nuts & such in the potted plants inside the tennis club. See that bushy tail hanging by the planter...
One last urban creature I will share with you today- a big boy cat that has sweetly slept many a night in the very same place, under the glare of the hot lights and the gaze of passer-bys & stuffed dog displays alike...
This for some reason made me think of "Le Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe", everyone properly clothed but the kitty. How scandalous!
Have a great weekend everyone!