This is our neighbor who lives down the street's cat.
He looks a lot like our Tigs, but he isn't Tigs at all.
His name is Giovanni.
Tiggie just shrugs when he sees him coming. Tiggs likes to keep things simple.
Eh, you are orange. Orange is good. Whatever.
Hart on the other hand considers this to be an all out invasion, an assault on our sacred land.
Our borders have been breached! The enemy is upon us! All out war must be declared!
You can tell when Giovanni comes visiting: Hart goes full voice, his vocal scales soar up and down, hitting ear piercing high notes and heart stopping low notes, and he throws in a few kitty cusses just for good measure.
Then the two of them square off and things really cut loose in the yard.
This goes on just about every day. It's a cat feud that seems to have no end.
Near as I can figure the official Gray Cat Foreign Species Relations Policy goes like this:
Good To Have Visit My Yard:
3. Green/Brown Anoles (they change colors and are delicious too....)
4. Grey squirrels
5. Small black garter snakes
6. Enormous water snakes
7. Box turtles
8. Green Frogs
9. Brown Toads
10. Assorted butterflies
11. Spiders, also assorted
12. Wood peckers
14. Blue Jays
15. Red Cardinals
16. Carolina chickadees
18. Grey Titmouse
19. Assorted humans of various sizes, colors and age
20. Beige Geckos
Not Allowed To Visit My Yard:
1. Orange cats with green collars named Giovanni.