28 Jun Strike a Pose
Baby rarely “talks” out loud – unless it’s early morning when we haven’t roused fast enough to feed her. Then she has been known to race around the room verbalizing her displeasure.
Primarily, however, Baby is quiet. Yet her feline form shouts her intent. Sleeping curled around herself, a paw over her eyes, lets us know she doesn’t wish to be disturbed. Sitting ghostlike in the doorway, her gaze is unblinking. Once she sees us notice her silent vigil, she’ll hop up and sinuously wind around the doorframe – an obvious request for food. At other times, she leads us, looking back over her shoulder to be sure we know she wants to play. When we hold her in our arms, her legs are draped, eyes slitted closed, we know she’s conveying her contentment. And from time-to-time, Baby simply lifts a paw. This is an effective move, letting us know that if we continue to pet her, aggression will be forthcoming.