This is the meeting of a domestic tabby cat with his ancestor, almost. You can see the connection, the recognition in the faces of these two cats. OK there is glass between them but I’d bet if there wasn’t they would get along famously.
There is a subliminal message in this still picture from a video made in Arizona. It is slightly sad. It is like the domestic cat is lost; he has lost his roots, his freedom, his life in the wild. The bobcat is looking in and asking himself, “is that the way we turn out when we are domesticated for 10,000 years?”
I want them to be together. Perhaps the wild cat is saying, “it is tough out here being hunted for my skin.” The domestic cat is saying, “it is easy in here but I want to be with you.”
I know I am just rambling on in fantasy land but there is a connection between these cats that bridges the 10,000 years it took to get from one to the other.
Note: the actual ancestor of the domestic cat is the African-Asian wildcat but the same principles apply.