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05 December 2010 @ 10:46 pm
Kitties, deaf and/or lurking  
Remember when Handsome Tom stalked Isabeau from above?

He's now giving equal time to Isabeau's sister Jilly.

I suspect that, like her litter mate, Jilly may be going deaf. It's either that or she's so very tired of hiding in the linen closet that she's throwing caution to the wind. In addition to spending time snugged up against the warm pipes on top of the water heater, she's decided that the top of the refrigerator is THE place to be.

Thing is, once she jumps up, she lets us know. She yowls, purrs, sprawls on her side, reaches a paw over the edge and knocks stuff to the ground. In short: lots of noise.

Handsome Tom takes notice.

Yesterday, as Jilly was flopping about and sending magnets and business cards flying, HT leapt up behind her and atop the cabinets without her notice (yeah. she is SO going deaf).

It was fine, at first. Far as she could tell, she was on her own. No worries.


Then Tom lifted his head.



There was a bit of hissing on Jilly's side..


... a bit of creepy staring on his.


Then came feigned disinterest...


... at least until her back was turned.


Part of me thinks, "just let them work it out" while the other part thinks, "HT is fifteen pounds of muscle powered by a kitten's energy and aggressiveness; Jilly and Isabeau are nine pounds each of frail old lady-ness, and deaf (or near to) to boot."

Then there's the part of me that says, "Grab the iPhone and snap pictures. Might be a laugh." I am such a good pet owner.
onionhead bass fiddle: Basement Kitten Steals Hearts Not Soulsmuddyroad on December 6th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)

[steals HT and runs away]
Fjordhopper: Doctor-smilefjordhopper on December 6th, 2010 10:33 am (UTC)
These are great photos!! I, for one, am glad you made the choice to take the pictures! :)
Kerry: Doctor Brilliantscreamingdolai on December 6th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
If it's alright with you, I want to start calling Isabeau and Jilly "Miss Spink & Miss Forcible" :)
Kelladyjoust on December 7th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
I approve! :D
pheylanpheylan on December 7th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
I would have gone with that choice, too.
Zoë Tzoethor on December 7th, 2010 01:04 am (UTC)
HT is such a ham. Poking his head over the edge like that, it's just ridiculous.
Kelladyjoust on December 7th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
He really is. Such a brat too (which would be unbearable were he not Super Snuggly Boy much of the time). Any time Jill settled down, he'd lean over, slowly lower a paw and poke her. *sigh*