May 30, 2015 | This morning while I pondered over many an enigmatic clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, I saw out of the corner of my eye a shadow passing in front of the window in my office.
It was, of course, a cat, marching across the window ledge like she owned it, as cats are wont to do. She went to the end of the ledge and sat down, as shown above.
At first I thought it was the pesky black cat from across the street, the one who thinks my backyard is its own private litterbox, but on closer inspection this cat turned out to be gray with black stripes.
Soon it leaped off the ledge and began to stalk across the front yard as if it had prey in sight. Eventually it came to a halt near a desert spoon (agave).
The tail stopped twitching and she assumed a primed-to-pounce position. And there she sat.
With cats you never know what they're thinking. She must have seen something near the rock that looked tasty, or she could have just been practicing her stalking skills. In any case, she provided a few moments of amusement. Now, what's a three-letter word for domestic feline?
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