Sunday, March 2, 2008

Raging Against the Glass


So I'm awakened last night by a howl and a scream. Turns out Sultana is having a cat fight. Only...she's inside, and the cat she's fighting is outside. We have the full glass front door, and even in the darkness, Sullie spotted this fluffy black cat licking Tasha's food bowl. Utterly disgusting but Sullie does the same thing.

She's at the door, uttering a continuous yowl. Loud enough to wake up Steve, a sound sleeper, and Tasha, who sleeps like the dead. I try to shoo her away (no way I touch this cat...ever) but she's not moving. Fluffy takes the challenge on the other side of the glass, begins her yowl. I tap on the glass, try to get her to go away.

Finally, she leaves the porch. Sullie runs into the office to watch from that window. I close her in there, thinking it's over.

Awhile later, Fluffy comes back and darn, if Sullie doesn't get herself out of the office and start up the fight all over again. This time she's beyond peeved...she's enraged and leaps at the glass, snarling, hissing, claws out.

Nothing can come of such activity, of course...a useless, impotent fight only disturbs those around you, brings a bump off the glass but no resolution for the warrior. Sometimes we batter the image we see in the mirror. Sometimes we yowl against the glass ceiling we think is heaven. Sometimes we want to rip and shred that which we can't possibly touch.

How many times have I said this? Get thee behind me, BadCat.

2 comments:

Elsi Dodge said...

dictated message from Dolphin:

Oh, Sultana, I feel your pain! How can your two-legged servant misunderstand so? Of course your fight wasn't impotent! You were establishing dominance, showing your full power, and yet managing (with astounding maturity and self-restraint) to avoid injuring the silly Fluffy-cat outside. I admire you and wish you all luck!
your friend, Dolphin

Pam Halter said...

You can always capture it on video and send it into America's Funniest Home Videos.

Or post it on YouTube. :)