Tiny's-eye view of things on the terrace this morning, an unexpected foreshortened shot with Babe, actually a foot or two behind his sister, appearing to be a homunculus -- felinculus? -- emerging, Athena-like, from atop her head. Tuck thinks it looks like a cat-shaped yarmulke, but neither cat is Jewish.
Like their Minuteman counterparts along the borders with Mexico and Canada, Minutecat Civil Defense Corpscats Tiny and Baby were on the scene this morning keeping illegal im-mew-grants from invading the Homeland. Deep, ominous growls and ear-piercing shrieks alerted us to run out with our camera. The above image, taken only moments after they ran off a terrified intruder, shows both still on high alert -- fur on end, all eyes and ears, giving every inch of ground traversed by the offending feline the sniff test.
*Reference to Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Here once the embattled farmers stood" from his "Concord Hymn" to the Minutemen of Massachusetts.
Update: Good news. Mr. Gato is on the case, supervising production of this week's Carnival of the Cats, sponsored by his human companion, Barry of enrevanche, who emails that "All of our animals are of the Chewish faith, by the way." Watch this space.