Where has our sweet Faith gone? She is yelling her head off again for a boyfriend and Mr.Zeus is run ragged chasing the local Tom cats from our door. He is prowling about the CatPod, in the snow, defending his territory - Flick Flack goes the cat flap every few minutes and a grumbling Mr.Zeus runs to the front window to see the Tom in his tux make a dash for the hedge!
Faith surprised everyone this morning with a noise as unfamiliar to us and it is to her... She hissed at Lillibet! When she did the snakelike noise, she jumped around to see who had made it. Lillibet was taken aback and looked very worried that her Mother had scalded her for just being in the way. Faith then proceeded to trot about the house looking for the noise, stalking and belly scraped to the floor in total fear. I thought I had better intervene here and I must have surprised her because she hissed again and then Thwakked me because I hissed at her. When she hissed at me she still seemed surprised at the noise. She had been growling before the hiss came out and she has always growled since she visited Chester to be mated. I swear she hissed at him a few times! But needless to say, this girl is turning into a grumble puss when she is calling, but only where her Daughter is concerned. And then as if by magic, she has forgotten all of the grumbling and hissing and the two of them are found play fighting on the landing? Girl cats man, I just don't get them! ::Shakes head::
I am an expert at hissing, I do it all the time, Some of you thought I was a Thwakker, well, I don't actually make contact with any one, I am an Air Thwakker! But I do like a good hiss. It never seems to do any good but I am very good at it! TomFun used to make me hiss every day, he was so busy jumping around me that the odd hiss was good for his manners. But Faith can really push me too far at times and I just have to tell her how I feel. So, I open my mouth and say it like it is and she just rolls over in front of me, belly up and squirming away. Such a tart. I have never hissed at the Parentals, that really is a no no, but some one who did a lot of hissing at the Parentals was Mr.Zeus... Oh boy, when he first arrived he hissed and hissed and did the spitting thing and used his claws too. He is a good boy now and certainly doesn't hiss at any one - he is too mellow now! Although, I did corner him this morning and he got his head stuck in the table lamp, he did hiss a bit then, because the radio had also fallen over and the areal was sticking in his bum! He doesn't half get in a mess if you press his buttons! I skipped away on three legs and tail held high, whilst stuffing the free paw into my mouth to stop the snigger that was about to escape! Momma rescued him from his clumsy ways.
So, from our snake like mannerisms that could set fear into the hearts of Elephants, it's all just bravardo and territory warfare between the women folk. I will leave them all to it and just make it known that hissing is for Top Cats only and any one wants to challenge me will be air Thwakked and chased into lamps until they back off and leave me be. I may even give a hiss for good measure!