13 June 2010
Raven's Despised Intruder
Simon must give off bad kitty vibes because Raven disliked him from the get go. Every time Raven sees Simon, Raven goes on "high alert" and runs around the house in a highly agitated state trying defend her yard from the intruder. A few weeks ago I went out to shoo Simon away and he approached my ankles side-on as if to get a little petting and be friendly, only to turn his rump up towards my ankles as if to spray, then start hissing at me. Clearly, Raven is a good judge of character.
Today, after seeing Simon take a good roll in the dirt and a little stroll through the yard (the photo above), I shooed it away. He was very unappreciative of me reclaiming my territory, and sat on the fence hissing at me before he went back into his own yard. We'll see how long he stays away. I know the dirt patch is enticing Simon in for a good dust bath, so we need to get that lure eliminated. Either that, or motion sensitive sprinklers!