Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tortie Tuesday

Lurking

This weeks Tortie lesson is in lurking.

The difference between lurking and hiding is that with lurking, you actually want to eventually be discovered to intimidate your prey(we will discuss intimidation in an upcoming Tortie Tuesday) but only after it's too late for them to escape. Contrast in colors between your body and the area you are lurking in adds a nice touch of shock to the prey's initial horror at discovering the lurking Tortie. Imagine a mouse who innocently turns around and sees this staring back at them!



Another important factor for successful lurking is the expression on your face. I find the most effective way to produce terror in prey is to simply use the standard Tortie gaze of pure implacability. This look isn't just merciless; it's beyond mercy!



This is the face that the terrified prey will see just before its untimely demise. In this case, I was lurking up on Mommy who is far too large for any domestic cat, even a Tortie, to kill - but you get my drift.



This last photo demonstrates the hiding/lurking move - like a spider in a well concealed web. The bug (Samson) bounded upon a seemingly empty box to play in. Imagine his surprise when he peers over the edge of the box to find my unappeasable glare!




All this training is to keep myself in shape for the day when real prey dares to enter our home. In the meantime, Mommy, Samson, the Ball Guy and the occasional spider or moth will have to do.

Happy Tortie Tuesday!

Delilah
xoxo

11 comments:

PinkynAsh said...

That was very interesting Delilah. You make a very good lurker and predator.

Cat with a garden said...

What a great Tortie Tuesday lessons! We are looking forward to the next one already!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

The Creek Cats said...

You have got that glare down, Delilah! We all found your Tortie Tuesday lesson very informative! You and Maggie May are so much alike!

Mishkat said...

Happy tortie Tuesday! Tasha says "well done!" on the lurking, Delilah. Great example of tortitude!

Angel said...

I, ANgel, like to lurk and pounce Kirby. Thanks for the pointers.

Fluffy said...

Thanks! Nosey will be trembling in terror once I master this! heehee

Fluffy

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for that lesson on lurking and hiding...we're gonna go practice now...

us4 said...

.... ' i always feel like somebodies watchin me....i always feel like...or is it just a dream '

kyoot photos.

Daisy said...

I love that first photo of you, Delilah!

Furkidsmom said...

That was a great lesson. We're going to practice lurking!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

BeadedTail said...

Delilah, you have mastered lurking! I pity the prey who dares enter your domain!