Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sebastian Venturing into Dog Territory

The woofies usually spend much of their time in the living room.  The front window has lots of excitement within eyesight most times during the day (other dogs walking by, cars driving by, kids going to and from school) and there are three comfortable dog beds within a few paces. Consequently it has been a rare event to see Sebastian (the dog hater) in the living room.

Lately he has been venturing into the living room to see what is going on and perhaps sneak a peek out the front window if there are no dogs in close proximity.  Girly is no longer here to enforce a "no Sebastian rule" of her choosing and Dakota is now heading towards 16 years of age, less agile than she previously was thus not a threat to Sebastian.  Sophie ignores Sebastian and the pup is afraid of him so the circumstances now make it less stressful for Sebastian to occasionally spend time in the living room with us.

In this shot, he is stretched out on the arm of the chair hubby is sitting in, but you can still see how watchful he is.  Although he does spend more time with us here, he is still vigilant for any dog movement and often will dash off as soon as one of the dogs gets up out of a dog bed. We can only assume that his previous time out on the streets as an abandoned cat must have locked in a strong fear of any possible predator that still hasn't really gone away entirely in the many years he has spent with us.

1 comment:

MTVA said...

He certainly has that "One move and I am out of here" look going on! A brave kittie, nevertheless. And I love Spike The Poacher in the previous post, he's a sly one!