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Siblings of the Day #2083

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Siblings of the Day #2083

I nearly passed these cats by on my way home, but perhaps something about their gaze as I approached made me stop. The instant I did, the cat on the right, so wide-eyed here, pattered towards me. The other cried out and chased its sibling, pinning it down and biting its neck, and the two remained motionless like that as long as I kept still.

It was a strange thing to see, and I’m not certain of their motivations – it seemed as if one sibling had taken on the duty of preventing the other from leaving home, or from talking to strangers. As soon as I stood up, the first cat – the curious one – ran off down the sidewalk, and the biter followed.

These feline social dynamics are beyond me. Perhaps someone else understands them better.

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Written by Umbrella Man

June 5, 2014 at 11:47 pm

Posted in animals, cats

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