Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Baby Kitty Inspires Awe

Photo by Kathleen Scott, 2013
Here's a photo of Alexa (aka "Baby Girl") rough-housing with her brother Ernest, who was four times as large as she at the time. Baby Girl has lots of toys, but her big brother is her favorite. When they get into it, it looks pretty vicious, but no one ever gets hurt. Ernest will growl when he's had enough, and she backs off.

Then she comes back for more. The cycle could go on for an hour.

It's inspiring to see how this tiny kitten shows no self-doubt or indecision. Upon reflection, I have to admit that those behaviors are characteristics of humans, not cats. It takes special human intelligence to make self-doubt and indecision a part of one's behavior.

I'm not the first person to think, "You can learn a lot from cats."

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2013. Building Personal Strength .


Kings Lake Reflections said...

Love this very familiar sight, Denny! My cats & kittens have all done this, too.
Big Brother is teaching Little Sister how to hone her fighting skills - just in case she ever meets up with an unknown predator - dog, cat, raccoon, etc. Yep, he's giving her "self defense" classes!!
Thanks for sharing this really cute picture!!

Unknown said...

Eight months later, Baby Girl is no longer a tiny, brave kitten. She is now as big as her older brother, and more beautiful and sweet than ever. And her claws are super sharp!