Thursday, September 15, 2011

Polar Bear Loose In The Barn!

And the cats don't like it!

It was a miserably hot July around these parts, so our resident "Polar Bear" (YANI), took to disappearing during the daylight hours. Instead of toasting outside in the hot summer sun, she hid in the shade of the barn, or one of the other sheds - only to come out at night to terrorize the world.

Even though it's been nice lately - highs in the mid 70's, lows in the 40's and 50's - Yani has been keeping pretty much inside the barn to sleep during the day.

She works "night crew", so tries to "cat nap" unmolested while she can.

Lately, we've had some extra milk to give Yani and her feline buddies, so she sticks close to her supper dish during the day, too. Unfortunately (for them), the CATS like to stick close to it, too.

I think they are just trying to antagonize Yani, though - I fill a pan for them, too, they just feel the need to bother the Polar Bear's food.

It's funny how it goes down - Cat and Yani play, snuffle noses, and generally clown around together, until Yani gets tired and tries to go lay down behind the tractor in the barn.

Playing Around

Watching...

Sooner or later, the cat will nonchalantly - almost accidentally - sneak over to the dish, and start stealing milk.

This, of course, will get Yani's attention - even if she is asleep (those cats are noisy eaters). She hears the cat, gets up from her comfy spot, and goes out to threaten her "buddy" with bodily harm if the slurping continues.

I Said LEAVE!

After a few seconds the cat gets the message loud and clear, and decides that discretion is the better part of staying alive.

OK, OK, I'm GOING.....

Of course, this "game" goes on 3 or 4 times, until Yani gets REALLY tired of getting up and chasing them off. She figures that the only way to keep them pesky critters out of her food is to either:

(A) Finish the food off
(B) Finish the cats off
or
(C) Face guard the dish.

Got Milk....

The cats are thankful she picked "C" and not "B"....

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