As soon as the door opened, Tabs shot off like a rocket! This morning he was over the moon to be going for his walk right before dawn, because, as you know, cats are crepuscular, and they get extra fired up at dusk and dawn.
It started out great, too. He had a spring in his step. First thing he did was dart around the corner toward his favorite bamboo plant, and then doubled back like a kitten and scooted up the steps toward the common area grassy knoll, where he likes to chomp down on grass.
Things were going fine until… Holy crap! That same long-haired tabby interloper showed up! We both looked up and there he was, silently watching us like Kitty Krueger from Caturday the 13th.
Tabs freaked-the-eff out! Mewling, tail puffed, hissing, haunches raised, and the other cat just stood there for a long time, but then he bolted at full speed and tried to flank Tabs to get around behind him.
Tabs wasn’t having it. He kept his eye on the other cat as the interloper zipped under a red truck.
That’s where they had a good old-fashioned cat standoff.
Finally, the other cat backed down and skulked away.
Lucky for him, as Tabs would say.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,