I looked out of the picture in my den and I called out to Top Cat, “Come see this! The mortal enemies have called a truce!”
Usually, these two cats can’t stand the sight of each other. For two years they have been skirmishing out in the backyard, squabblingover who’s going to be head honcho, call the shots over the breakfast buffet and get first dibs on every body’s favorite door mat on the back door steps (the dry spot ,under the eaves, when it rains).
But it’s been so very hot lately, and I think that what they are doing on the stone wall is making sure that the foe doesn’t get total control over the those refreshing flagstones which, on a hot day, are the coolest place to be.
So Top Cat takes a look at this scene and he shrugs, and says to me, “I can’t tell who that is.”
Can’t tell who that is???
How can that be? We only have four black cats for DoG’s sake, and they are all so very different from one another that it’s the easiest thing in the world to tell them apart!
See for yourself –here’s Timmy:
And here’s Blackie:
This is Dudley:
And this is Cindy…
…who is an indoor cat and not really part of this Black Cat Mystery but I wanted to show her to you to prove how very dissimilar all our black cats are, in appearance, attitude, body language, etc.
Right? You see it, right?
So now you tell me: who is on the stone wall?
And everyone who gets it right will receive in the mail a special print of a Vivian Swift cat painting along with a certificate for Superior Achievement in Catology.
Deadline for this contest is noon, Eastern Standard Time, on Saturday July 30.
Please leave your two names (either Timmy, Blackie, and/or Dudley) in the Comments below and if you are correct I will contact you for your home address so I can send you your prestigious credential, suitable for framing.