(The theory that employees will advance to their highest level of competency....and then be promoted....ending up totally incompetent). Well, I am not sure if this is actually what is happening but for some reason....this came to mind when I thought about this cat situation.
All kidding aside, though, I have to admit that these two are just about the best barn cats you could hope for (mousing abilities overlooked). They are my constant companions and a daily source of comic relief. They are totally comfortable around the horses, pose no threat to the birds and never venture too far from the barn. Why should they, afterall? They have it way too good!
The other evening I took a little time and sat in the middle of the "Little's" stall. Both kitties jumped in the stall with me. And for a short while I had two cats in my lap and a miniature horse snout on each of my shoulders. It was the most perfect few moments I have ever had. Three species just sharing the same space and enjoying the sensations of smell and touch....a truly sensual experience for all. Those times are some of my favorite. It is always so interesting to see these cross-species interactions....no fear, no aggression, just peaceful co-existence. It is moments like this that make all of the daily chores worthwhile!