I was down in the backyard taking a picture of this handsome Robin as he perched on the fountain rocks…
…when out popped this chipper little fellow. I’m pretty sure we were both a bit startled.
After retreating several rocks away, he gave me a glance and I guess decided that I posed no threat to him.
He then proceeded to give himself a thorough grooming.
As he stood giving himself a “cat bath”, he was completely oblivious to the fact that he was in danger of becoming “cat bait.”
Unlike the chipmunk, however, the cat clearly decided that I was undesirable company and opted to explore other hunting grounds.
Meanwhile, this little guy darted into his rock fortress, only to emerge right beside me.
There’s no denying that he’s a cutie!