Sunday, 9 August 2009

percy and the fig tree

I'd originally just intended to take a photo of the fig tree to show you how much of a hair cut it got a few weeks ago.  But as I went to take a photo, Percival went up to the tree to do a bit of exploring.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/figtreepercy.JPG
As you can see, there isn't much in the way of branches to climb, but what's there is big and stable.  But my cats are British shorthairs, they're not known for their agility.  Percival didnt' get much higher than this before he decided that climbing was all too hard.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/percytree1.JPG
So instead he set his sights on  the springy branches.  I took many, many action photos of him throwing his bulk in the air.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/percytree2.JPG
To his credit, he caught his "pray" almost every time, though I don't think he knew exactly what to do with it.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/percytree3.JPG
And finally, I just like this photo as a portrait.
http://www.alexareynolds.com/garden09/percytreefinal.JPG


2 comments:

Dot said...

Percival is just adorable! I love the shot with the "prey" in his mouth. Glad to see you have a lil helper in the garden ;)

Mari said...

The Fat One finds something athletic to do! Good for him :)