Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Don't Look At Me Kid

In yesterday's post, I (Geoff) showed a few pictures displaying harmonious interactions between Scarlett & Melly. I left out one photo.
This one gives the potential impression that they're gazing warmly at each other, all warm and cozy. Nope, that is NOT the correct impression to derive. While they were looking out the window, occasionally Melly would sneak a peek over her shoulder at Scarlett, then Scarlett would look back and give her low, rumbling growl until Melly would look away. It seems that Scarlett is okay with the closeness as long as there's no eye contact.

8 comments:

Cynthia M. Suprenant said...

Scarlett obviously subscribes to the same theory of child-rearing that my own parents did: if you give the kid an inch, she'll take a mile!

Scarlett's crabbiness (or grouchy expression, perhaps) makes her all the more endearing as she tolerates Melly "The Intolerable" Wilkes.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is so funny that the eye contact brings out the grumbling - we get that at our house sometimes, even between the older cats. And a lot of the time now with the kittens there - it seems like it is the warning that someome is pushing things a little to far!

Marlene said...

Hehee... Like the glance over the shoulder. Darling Scarlett... so tolerant!

G said...

The Ron Burgundy school of parenting: "No eye contact"!

Katnip Lounge said...

Scarlett, vanquishing kittens with a single Look.

Geoff said...

Thanks G! I knew I'd heard that somewhere...just couldn't remember where I'd heard that line.

G said...

No worries, Geoff. A new edition to the "man canon" of Fletch, Animal House, Caddyshack, etc.,. Give that little goofball a pat from me... (Melly)

Geoff said...

And a fine addition to the canon it is! The really embarrassing thing is that I'd JUST watched Anchorman. My absence from the cat house last week was due to helping my brother move to San Diego. Upon arriving there (and completing the requisite A/V hookup) watching the saga of San Diego's favorite son was a no-brainer.