14 December 2010

Tinsel the Brave

I don't know what has gotten into Tinsel lately. She's chowing down her food, constantly asking for treats, and doing very naughty things in the middle of the night to wake me up.

Who does this sound like? You guessed it -- Lily! I think that Lily is starting to influence Tinsel's behavior.

Yesterday I caught Tinsel walking the railing around our stairs. Lily does this rather frequently, (see photos here) but she has claws to grip (not that I want her gripping the rail with her claws...). Tinsel, on the other hand (paw), has no front claws. Watching her maneuver around on the railing made me go weak in the knees.

First she went one way....

Then she turned around (very carefully) and went the other direction, all the way along the railing. She even paused for photo documentation.

It's a long way down! In fact, many years ago Tinsel fell from the railing to the stairs. Apparently she has forgotten that little incident.

I'm not sure how I feel about Lily teaching Tinsel some of her tricks! This could get interesting.


Heather said...

Ooh...that gives me butterflies to watch. I would be a nervous kitty mom!!

Linda said...

I get nervous when Tiger pops her head through the rails at the top of the stairs. Your house looks so festive with all the trees. Thanks for posting a link for the cookies, they look so good!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Our cats used to do this all the time when I was in high school. Luckily, we don't have steps like that, because Sugar is not so coordinated and somehow I doubt Nimue would fare very well either!