Right as I was going to bed my motion-detecting camera went off, or should that be on? I checked and for the first time in a couple of weeks, the fox was back. He ran about in the snow for a bit looking for something to eat. I went to bed.

Just as I was drifting away I heard “MRERDRRRREWWWW!!!OOEEWEREW!!! I got worried that maybe one of the cats that use my backward as a cat highway was going at it with the fox. One thing I didn’t want in my backward was interspecies fighting.

I run downstairs and look out the patio doors. The black cat is back there, hackles risen, wailing like a mad cat. I look for the fox but instead see the big grey tabby cat. They are having a yelling standoff like two drunk guys at a bar. “YOU WANNA GO!!!” “YEAH I WANNA GO!” I MIGHT BE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING!” “OH I AM SO READY TO GO!” I turned the backyard light on and banged on the door. They stopped and looked at me for a bit, before wandering off. I went back to bed.

A bit later I am woken up by more cat wailing. I run downstairs again. This time they were on the side of the house. I looked out the window and the grey tabby is right outside. I open the window and he just looks at me like “What human?” I yell, “Cut it out. People trying to sleep here.” He looked at me with an expression that said, “human, you can’t tell me what to do. I’m a cat.” I banged on the screen. He gave me one last look and slowly walked away as if to tell me, “I was going this way anyhow.”