Leo was on the chair next to his tree, just minding his own business and keeping an eye on everything like he does. I think he sits there when there’s not much out the window to see to be honest with you.
Star.. how do I put this delicately... Star has a few times of day when she runs around like a lunatic, like she doesn’t feel even half of her 13 years, and many of those times occur after a trip to the powder room.. I understand that she is not the only kitty to engage in this kind of wildness after ..um, lightening up shall we say? Anyway, I don’t understand it but there it is.
So Star is running around, jumping from chair to couch, tearing up and down the stairs, across the back of the couch, up daddy’s chair, and she ended up by the perpetual stack of boxes where she halted.
Leo, who’d been watching all of this with wide eyes and twitchy tail, dived off of his chair and under the Royal Footstool. Even though there was a blanket draped over part of it, Star could clearly see him.
Star dropped down to put her chin on the floor, rear slightly in the air and had the wide eyes and twitchy tail Leo had just been showing. I was a nervous wreck! I was sure world war three was about to start, and I would be in the crossfire! However, I’d told Greg that since they started looking like they might maybe sorta kinda want to play, that we should keep calm when they get close and wait to see what they’re gonna do. So I did my best to keep calm. Wasn’t easy folks!
Suddenly, in that fast herd of elephants way of hers, Star dove under the Royal Footstool!
Where Leo was!
At the same time!
Be still my heart, which was in my throat let me tell you! But then almost as soon as she dived under it, she came out the side. And she didn’t run away, no, she stopped just as soon as she emerged and turned to look back under at Leo. Who hadn’t moved! One of them, I seriously don’t know which, gave a short, quiet little hiss.
Tiny hiss by their usual standards! And Leo was not doing his grumbly thing that he does when he’s telling me she’s too close mom save me! They were quiet, just looking at each other from like INCHES away.
Then Star just turned and walked away. Done with her run, she just sauntered over to daddy’s chair, or should I say her chair that she allows daddy to use.. and settled in for a bath and a nap.
A little while later, Leo came out and needed a snuggle, which I was glad to give him. Star got lots of praise too as I told her what a sweet girl she was. My heart returned to its previous location. Whew!
On the heels of this second almost play thing, we have not closed off the upstairs for two nights. There has been one fight, that was mostly hissing and nothing else. I hope hope hope this is going to be our Christmas miracle!
Because I’ve been so busy with the fundraiser and trying to do some shopping, I still don’t have any new pictures, so I’m sticking you with some old ones again.. but I personally think they’re still adorable! Might be because they’re my babies, MOL
Leo: I like to chew on this birdie's string rather than the birdie!
Star: Do I look like I want something he's been drooling on?
Star: Have a good nappy weekend everyone.
Leo: G'night zzzzzzz
Speaking of the Winnie's Wish Christmas Fundraiser, as I mentioned before if you want to join in, you need to do so by Sunday if you want them by Christmas. If you haven't received yours yet, they will be out this week!