Major Tom is just. SO PATIENT.
What have I done to him this time?
Wasn’t me, actually, but he puts up with NEARLY as much from his Unca Jasper as he does from me. As witness:
[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby, is laying in someone’s lap in the passenger seat of the van. He’s facing the camera, his eyes are squinched shut, and there’s a green carabiner draped over his right ear. ]
… look, sometimes we get bored, is all.
& when we get bored, we get up to stuff.
Like putting Things on the cats.
[ Tom’s facing away from the camera in this photo. The carabiner’s still over his right ear. Both ears are stuck out at annoyed angles. ]
You’d think he’d flick his ear & fling the thing off, but he wore it for a good five minutes. I’m pretty sure he thinks humans are bizarre, but overall generally harmless, & that he’s best off humouring our excesses.
[ Seen from behind again: the ear with the carabiner over it is still drooping, but Tom’s left ear has perked up; I suspect he heard something interesting. ]
I’m just glad he thinks we humans are worth the effort.