Tiger observed what was going on in the front yard. When Rocket and his boy took a break, Tiger strolled over to the tunnel. He sniffed the entrance, walked through nonchalantly, then spoke 🙂
Tiger waits patiently for me to finish taking photos of that everloving DOG, and either get on with the walk or focus some attention on him.
Are you quite through?
The cats like to go out with me to take photographs, but they are ever watchful.
Apparently, they are cognizant of the danger of becoming lunch for a coyote! This photo of Tiger as a watchful, intensely focused cat contrasts strongly with his usual totally laid back, flopped on his back, rag doll cat demeanor when in the house.
Tiger stares at Zookie. Is he daring her to just try and chase him? Or is he measuring the distance between them, estimating her rate of speed, and calculating how long it will take him to get to a tree? Actually, they get along great, and Zookie only chases Tiger if he runs. And he rarely runs.
Tiger is a very companionable cat, accompanying me on many a photo shoot no matter the weather. He claims to be the true photographer’s assistant, not Buttercup.
Tiger is sure you have noticed that he is also infinitely more photogenic than a mere brindle dog, although he acknowledges that it is occasionally necessary to shoot her, too, if only to assure her protection from coyotes and other dangers. He does consider Buttercup a friend. A useful, large friend. Just not quite as good a photographer’s model as a green-eyed tiger cat.