Sunday, August 2, 2009

PET PRIDE: The Gang of Four


Elliott: It’s just too muggy to move.










Flash, Sweeney, and Pearl: A rare conjunction of all three girls. As long as Sweeney (calico) separates Flash (the tuxie) from her nemesis, Pearl (all white, naturally), it works.



Pearl is kind of a diva. She just barely tolerates Flash, who has learned to give her a wide berth. With Sweeney it’s another story altogether. Pearl is practically joined at the hip with her. But it all works out, because Elliott and Flash have forged a pair-bond by being the two outsiders.

On rare occasion, Pearl will cuddle up to an already sleeping Flash, who will open her eyes wide, and look around in obvious distress. It must be like waking up to find a cocked pistol in the bed, and when she finally does stir, if she wakes Pearl, she gets swatted and nipped and sent packing like it was her fault. There are occasional other spats between Gang members, but generally it’s nothing a nice tongue-bath can’t fix, then peace reigns once again.



To visit with more pets from around the world, or to join in the fun, grab your leash and head over to PET PRIDE. The host, Bozo, will greet you with a wag and a smile.

16 comments:

Anya said...

So lovely shots
and beautiful words written

purss to all
Kareltje =^.^=

LadyFi said...

Your cats certainly have lots of personality!

Sylvia K said...

What great shots! They all do have their own personalities, don't they?
What do people do without a pet/pets?

You and the cats have a great day!

Sylvia, Mojo and Sam Schnauzer

Lin said...

I don't have any pets but loved your lively description of the gang of four-sounds like normal siblings...

Sandy Kessler said...

What are cats called that have a second color under like the first one pictured here>>

Janie said...

Funny interactions. It's so interesting to observe how animals get along.
Pretty photos of your kitties.

Deborah Godin said...

@ Sandy Kessler - that kind of coat is called "smoke"

Rose said...

Did I know you had four cats? If I didn't I didn't remember...I have four also. Or rather they have us.

Dianne said...

Mom read this and now she thinks what we need is another cat!!

Oy!

love
Siren and Mia

Gattina said...

How nice your cats all together, mine never do this except Arthur the white and Rosie the tuxi who are always together. Why don't you participate once a week on tuesdays in my cat group "Cats on Tuesday" where people write about their cats. It's here My cats and funny stories

jabblog said...

Cats are funny aren't they? Best of friends one minute and battling with each other the next. Then they settle down for a tongue bath (I like that expression of yours)and curl up to sleep together.

Quiet Paths said...

I love that threesome photo! It's SO cute. What a delightful gang you have. There always has to be a prima donna.

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

aww, your cats look lovely. :-)

magiceye said...

hey you guys are really living it up! great to see that

bozo

Pet Pride

magiceye said...

hey guys you sure have lotsa fun! great to have you on Pet Pride


bozo
Pet Pride

Dee said...

I really enjoyed this post. I have 4 dogs and it is so entertaining to watch them interact as the pack. They each have their place and also the pair bonds like your cats do, and they each have their own unique personalities.