Which just happened to be really close to where Leo had ended up in the middle of the bed after jumping on the stringy. He immediately went belly down on the bed, but didn't run. Star looked at him for a second but was more interested in the stringy.
I thought, well, lets see what happens and played with her, and tried to engage him as well. He took a few swipes if I almost landed it on his toes but for the most part he just laid there, watching Star. She jumped around a little, but maintained her distance.
I managed a few pictures.. You can see how close they were. Note, if you will, that while he's willing to share the stringy on the bed, his paw is on his feather ball!
Leo: That's.. close enough Princess Hissyface.
Star: Seriously, I can smell your boy cat stinkiness from here..
He put down the ears of annoyance because she wouldn't stop staring. I put the phone/camera down to distract her from staring after this shot.
Star: I think you should leave...
Leo: Mom.. I was here first..
Right after I put the phone/camera down and teased Star with the stringy. It distracted her. She jumped and landed closer to Leo. Cutting the distance shown above in half. Leo was not happy.. They stared at each other for about 3 seconds then he gave her a quiet, almost.. petite little half hiss half grumble. Star returned with a full blown hiss.
While my mind was spinning with 'quick, gotta distract her!' and trying to figure out what to do, Leo decided to run. Bad idea Leo, bad idea. She was on his heels so fast I couldn't even grab her! Probably a good thing because I would be minus one arm then.. They ran all the way to my pillow where he hunkered down again. She delivered three or four whaps then dived off the bed. Leo sat there with a stunned expression on his face. And I let out a belated scream that did nothing..
Yes, I know I probably could have handled that a whole lot better! Just when you're in the middle of a situation, sometimes your brain shuts down.. at least mine does. But anyway, no one was hurt, though feathers were ruffled all around.
I'm not sure what I'll do tomorrow if she comes up to play again..
On a completely different note. Not sure how much I'll be posting early next week. You recall Sir Moose-a-lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom, my parent's cat? I did a post about him in the garden a while back. Thursdays in the Garden with Moose Well, his daddy and best buddy is my dad, of course. Next week on Tuesday my dad will be having surgery to remove a sarcoma (cancer tumor) from his leg.
We'll be heading up Monday night to stay closer to the hospital because the surgery is going to be very early in the morning and over an hour away. So I know I won't be posting Monday or Tuesday. We'll see how things go before we know about Wednesday.
Please send up any purrs or prayers you feel led to for my dad and Moosey's daddy, we'd all so appreciate it! It's going to be complicated because the tumor and it's tendrils are wrapped around the main vein and nerve and chemo and radiation didn't make it release anything. Thank you in advance because I know how caring the cat blogospher is!!
Here's Sir Moose-a-lot Roadkill Goodyear Thunderbottom! A real daddy's boy who has to lay on my dad and who my dad can't go to bed without.