Jelly Bean likes to sit on this exact shelf on this cat tree, very pear-shaped and squinty and composed, like a purring Buddha about his meditation, encouraging the chi to flow freely into the room to effect purrfect feng shui. This doesn’t go well when a certain kitten wants to wrestle.
Jelly Bean, however, subdues Smokie without even lifting a paw.
He practices his powers of awareness and focus…
…and focuses his awareness on Smokie, who apparently gets the message…
…as he helplessly spins in the little tube…
…Jelly Bean doesn’t even need to look at him, just continues focusing his awareness…
…until Smokie is helplessly slipping from his perch! Jelly Bean barely moved. Now he can continue his meditation.
It isn’t always like this! The two of them enjoy wrestling on this cat tree every day, and I fear for its wellness with the force of their leaping and rolling around. When I got this—and I freely admit I pulled it from the curb when it was put out for the trash near me and someone posted a picture in our rescue group—I wondered who that little tube was for. Ha! Not even Mimi would fit in there! Well, it’s a favorite spot for both Smokie and Bella. And that little perch at the top? Bella’s throne.
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