There's a cul-de-sac we generally don't go down, but I sent Mom a mind-meld message that I really wanted to go down there. Big time!
Oh, yeah, check out how cool my shadow looks in the picture above!
Anyway, here's why I wanted to go down there:
Up there on the flat limestone, at about 10 o'clock, can you see her?!? I told Mom to zoom in - here's a better look:
Wowzers! I hadn't met that kit-cat yet! She let me get a bit closer, then I could see that she wasn't sure about me. I started sending all those calming signals I send out to other animals so they don't feel intimidated by me. Here I am, turning my head and not looking at her:
She started warming up to me, and I walked over even closer. Here is a lovely portrait of her:
I complimented her on her camouflage with the Kansas landscape and she seemed to appreciate that. She did some cute poses up on her limestone ledge - she's a natural model! When we got a little closer, I could see that she had a little bell hanging from her collar:
At that point, I decided I'd call her "Belle" - because she is so very pretty! Don't you man-cats out there agree? We spent some time just being quiet together - it was really special.
Mom gave us a while, then said we needed to head home.
I told her I'd look for her every time we pass by that cul-de-sac now.
Can you see her up there in that picture? Go at about 1 o'clock from my head. Mom, Dave and I started to head home.
Uh... see ya, cat.
Dave doesn't really commune with kit-cats like I do! Anyway, I turned around to see this:
I told her it would be OK with me, and Stormy would love having a kit-cat pal, but that Amber and Dave... well, they might play too rough with her.
She decided to stay there, then go home to her own place. I kept looking back for her, hoping to see her again.
Belle?!?! Meet me here tomorrow, OK?
It was so cool meeting her. I'm going to ask Mom to walk me down there later today so I can see her again.
How do you lure them all in like that, Zim?
Mom says I have this amazing "animal magnetism" thing; all animals are drawn to me. I just know I like making new friends!
Hope you liked coming along with us on Photo Finish Friday!