by Rudolph A. Furtado
A photograph of my traditional persian cat matata leaping onto the kitchen table from the window ledge. On seeing me approach him with the camera he instantly jumped back to the kitchen, something he knows is wrong akin to a dog, hence afraid when he sees me.
Matata is now almost 22 months old and hasn't lost this dangerous habit of quietly climbing up to the kitchen window ledge if kept open and silently observing the world 5 floors below.
He developed this habit from his dam Matahari, who has now become too fat and has lost interest in climbing onto this ledge.
We normally keep the window closed after finishing the cooking/etc. Occasionally, like today (Friday 21-1-2011), when we accidentally forget to close the window, cat Matata reminds us of the same by his death defying cat walks.
Another strange behaviour trait of Matata is that he is more "dog" in behaviour, responding to his name instantly and greeting me on arrival at home, also loves being constantly petted and pampered.
Some earlier posts on Matata:
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