A while back, it was this tiki man.
I picked him up for 50 cents at a garage sale ages ago, and set him up on the bookshelf to remind myself I wanted to plant succulents in him. (To look like hair. Clever, right??)
Miss Rita noticed him the next day and was completely barking at him. Like, the "INTRUDER!" bark.
I got him down to show her he was nothing scary, and she started doing that silly thing where they leap at something, almost touch it, and then leap away again.
Which is why these pics are just a blur.
It kind of reminds me of that old-west thing where Indians would "count coup" during battles with their enemies - run up and try to touch them to show bravery. She doesn't look very brave while she does it, but she does run up, touch it, and then run away, which I guess is pretty brave if you're convinced the thing is evil. (I wonder what Rita's Indian name would be?? Maybe "Barks at Strangers.")
After a bit of convincing from me that it was all good, she realized it wasn't going to attack and was able to live peacefully with it.
Either that or she made it some kind of god and submitted to it.
I finally got around to planting "firestick" succulents in him.
Not sure what Rita is doing here... possibly kissing him.
I'm happy to report she leaves him alone in his new spot out in the backyard. (I leave him alone too - which is why succulents are pretty much the only plants I can grow! They rarely need any attention, and that works for me!)
Do your pets ever react strangely to new things in or around the house? (please tell me she's not the only one...)
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