I read somewhere that a cat can’t see as well as a human during the day but they can see effectively in light as low as one sixth the level of effective human eyesight. Another thing about a cat’s vision that is supposed to be better than a human’s is their ability to detect even slight motion in their field of view. These are facts that I am not certain about (and I’m too lazy to look them up) but if they are true then Frankie has a problem with his eyesight.
I always knew Frankie was not as good at catching lizards as Chris or Puck. Sure, he did catch a rabbit last year while at the same time evading capture from two people. That was impressive, but rabbits are big and easy to see.
I noticed lately on our walks that he doesn’t seem to notice lizards as well as you would expect. Even the indecent with the snake that I wrote about on Monday’s post made me think he was having trouble seeing it. Below is a video that shows a little of what I am talking about.
Just so you know, that’s not my house. What do you think?
Frankie came across this tree on a recent walk and thought about climbing it but after looking up he quickly abandoned that idea.
Today our little Floki turns one year old.
We don’t know when his exact birthday is but, if I remember the story correctly, Floki, his brother and one or more kittens from another litter were found in a box in a Walmart parking lot on Memorial Day last year. I subtracted his estimated age when we adopted him on the Fourth of July and came up with April 18.
I thought I would show some highlights from the past year.
Below is the picture my sister-in-law sent us to let us know she had kittens available. We don’t know for sure if this is Floki or his brother.
This is the first known picture of Floki at the vet where we came to see him and other kittens.
This was one of his competitors.
Here he is with his brother and another cat. We wanted to take them all.
Here is Chris meeting Floki. This went better then when he met Frankie.
Below is our first vet visit.
Chris shows him who’s boss.
Floki takes to the cat tunnel.
And he turns out to be a daredevil.
He makes friends.
And discovers new heights.
All while finding his place in the group and in our hearts.
Frankie came across a snake during our walk last week. He seemed only moderately interested in it as if he couldn’t decide if the little fellow was worth the effort. His behavior was not very cat-like since most cats would go out of their way to catch the smallest insect. Well, at least our cats would.
Chris, Frankie, Puck, Floki and family want everyone to have a very happy Easter.
“Did you just lay an Easter egg, Frankie?”
“Of course not, Chris. My breakfast was carrying it in a basket.”
Chris, unlike Frankie, is content with hanging out near home while eating grass or just soaking up the sun. Sure, sometimes he wanders off and needs to be watched but mostly he is just happy being outside. Here he is washing himself in the sunshine.