Well, it had to happen. Runty Lily, who I was quite worried was actually too small to activate the hi-tech chip-recognising cat flap, has taken control of the one and only feline entrance to the house.
The kittens are still getting on, although they don’t play together now as they did a few months ago. They tend to keep their distance and sometimes Leo, who is twice as big as Lily but a hundred times as soppy, will, for no reason chase her out of the room.
No need to feel sorry for her. She has discovered a way to be Top Cat.
As I was cooking dinner the other day, I noticed her sitting at the side of the cat flap in the kitchen door. Leo’s face appeared on the other side, the chip-recogniser went click, he was in the act of pushing the flap when Lily stuck out a paw and smacked it shut.
Leo was flummoxed and remained for a few moments, then his furry face loomed at the flap again. Click went the mechanism, he started to nose the flap and smack, in came Lily with the preventative south paw. While Lily is a runt, her multi-toed front paws (seven on each) are a force to be reckoned with.
She did it three times before she got bored and decided to go out herself. Leo then came in, looking, of course, as though he hadn’t really been attempting to gain entrance for the last five minutes at all. How could I possibly have got that idea?