Which is not an easy thing, since this blog started with him when we got him from Chrystal. That means most of his life with me has been recorded here. So after thinking hard I think I managed to uncover something!
You know that his full name is Leo the Chinese Lion. But you may not know what he has in common with lions. Lions don't purr or meow (Leo does both, that's not the thing!) but they chuff. When Star does her stalky stare at Leo, he doesn't growl, doesn't meow. What he does is chuff at her. It's kind of an ehh ehh ehh noise that lets her know "I know you're watching me" as well as alerts me to the stalky behavior.
Talk about coincidence! I just had to stop writing because I heard his distinctive chuff and saw Star creeping up on him. I've learned not to treat her like she's been being a bad girl because that just guarantees that she figures she's already in trouble, she may as well kick his butt while she's at it. So I had to soft call her and draw her attention to a different sunpuddle (he was in the one she wanted) to avoid a fight. Whew!
Now we have to pass the award on, here's who we choose!
Mr Jinx at Manx Mnews
Spud at Random Felines
Sascha at Brian's Home (I know one of the sisters already got the award, but this is for Sascha!)
Oh, and I suppose it would be bad of me not to put up a picture of my boy, now wouldn't it?
Just a little closer Mr. Squirrel... come on..
So I guess the chuffing is reserved for Star, real growls are for intruders!