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When Ace is away Joe comes to play

Earlier today, while Ace and Ginger were outside, Joe Cat took advantage of their absence from the house to come down and visit for a while. I had just put my lap desk in place when Joe decided it might make a nice place for a cat nap. When I suggested he was in my way, he opened his eyes ever so slightly and gave me the look you see here.

I let him stay a short while longer and he decided to move to the arm rest. I guess the awkward position of being half-on and half-off the lap desk finally became to uncomfortable for him. At last I was able to get my laplet into action and read some posts.

Joe Cat made a hasty exit when K let Ace and Ginger back in a short time ago. He and Ace have not yet reached an accord, though Ace doesn't chase Joe every time he sees him anymore.

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Image Credit » DW Davis

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valmnz wrote on August 29, 2015, 6:34 PM

OOoh, we had a darling cat called Merlin once, who not only looked like Joe , but behaved in exactly the same way. I know that look!

xstitcher wrote on August 29, 2015, 7:53 PM

Oi. At least they are coming closer to a truce. My dog thinks that all cats want to do is "play chase". ;)

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:03 PM

Glad Joe got to visit for a little bit. Hopefully soon he decides that Ace is not so bad

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:13 PM

That was the look he gave me after the flash on the phone camera disturbed his nap.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:15 PM

Joe and Ace can be in the same room together, and Ace will walk up to Joe if Joe is being still, but if Joe moves, it's on.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 8:17 PM

When Ace gets close to Joe, Joe's hissing is more pro forma than really threatening.

Feisty56 wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:48 PM

I think that's the look cats give when we humans act like we think we are in charge. : )

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 29, 2015, 10:54 PM

Joe does tend to get resentful when I tell him to do something instead of ask.

Rufuszen wrote on August 30, 2015, 4:15 AM

Cats and desks, one just loves the other, especially when you want to use it!

Paulie wrote on August 30, 2015, 6:40 AM

Is a Joe a good cat for catching mice, or do the mice play when Joe is away?

lexiconlover wrote on August 30, 2015, 9:08 PM

Is it a mututal dislike, or does one of them dislike the other more?

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 30, 2015, 10:29 PM

It seems to be mutual, though Ace is okay with Joe if Joe is stationary. It's when Joe moves that Ace wants to chase him.

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 30, 2015, 10:29 PM

We haven't seen a mouse in the house since Joe and Tiger moved in.

Shellyann36 wrote on August 30, 2015, 10:40 PM

The love hate relationship of dogs and cats. He looks rather aggravated at you.

Paulie wrote on August 30, 2015, 10:47 PM

Well, then either Joe or Tiger must be catching mice. Is Tiger a female? Usually only the female cats catch mice.

AliCanary wrote on August 31, 2015, 12:54 PM

Oh, poor Joe. It's a shame that he can only visit with you when Ace is away.

WordChazer wrote on August 31, 2015, 4:33 PM

And you need to give Joe Cat a hug too. My former landlady's cats used to bask in her printer, which meant that everything she printed came out covered in cat hairs. I had a very similar stern look from a neighbor's cat who was visiting one day when he wanted to jump up and sit on my lap but I forestalled him by putting the lap tray over my knees.