Restored Confidence

It seems I am not the only one to find a few days in the country at das Boot beneficial. MasterB has been having a hard time of it lately with his territory invaded by half a dozen new cats on the block. He’s not a natural fighter, quite unlike Cat who gave any would be intruders short shrift and enjoyed a good show of aggression and some claws out action.

So the Ginger Ninja has been intimidated into using the indoor facilities, has had second, third yea even unto sixth thoughts about going out and enjoying his demesne these warm summer evenings.

But after three days and two nights at das Boot, he has come back a different cat. Maybe all that snoozing on the ropes gave him time to reassess the situation and decide he could cope with it after all.

On the ropes

On the ropes

Or maybe it was watching the swans as they swam close to das Boot and made blatant requests for handouts that strengthened his nerve.

Swan

Swan

Maybe it was vapour trails through the blue skies that lifted his heart.

Vapour trail

Vapour trail

Or the views across the fenland during the day.

Viewing the day

Viewing the day

Or at sunset.

Viewing the sunset

Viewing the sunset

Or the smells just outside the window.

Through the window

Through the window

Or just the quiet, the fresh air and the space of the countryside.

Countryside

Countryside

Because when he came home he claimed the garden as his own, spending five hours outside and only coming in with some reluctance. He seems to have decided that Romeo is not an insurmountable problem. They speak and touch noses with MasterB being the initiator in these encounters. The other cats seem to be making themselves scarce when he is outside. Long may it last.

I have only had to clear the litter tray once since we got home on Wednesday evening. Wonderful.

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Restored Confidence

  1. I love the tone of enlightened self-interest bubbling underneath your heartfelt concern for MasterB’s waffling street rep. Good to hear of mutual benefit in the restoration of his dominion.

    • There were sounds of feline aggression from the garden last night and when I went out, the new ginger was sitting on the wall and there was no sign of MasterB Irish any other cat. He turned up after a couple of minutes, quite relaxed and then annoyed with me because. Decided it was time he came indoors.
      I did wake up to undigested and unchewed catfood on the carpet though, so he’ll be on Sensitive control for today.

    • Thanks Jan. MasterB also enjoys that close contact too, but last night he stretched out full length in the middle of the sofa and there was precious little room left.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s