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Morning Stare Down…Who Won?

Hello All…Mom Linda Here

I took over the blog post today because neither of the girls can do justice to describing the scene I happened upon yesterday morning. I was headed out of my bedroom to go downstairs to collect my ice pack, heat pack etc. As I stepped out of my door to the upstairs landing this was the scene I encountered.

TKS Nana stare down ed

In a flash I grabbed my iPad to try to get a decent photo to share with all of you. Sage can peer through the window on the landing into the guest bedroom across the landing. Of course, it works both ways…Nana can peer back at Sage.

This was a classic cat stare down with Sage looking just like a bird dog on point having seen a bird (which is what I first thought she was watching on the roof outside…HA!). Then I looked across to see Nana in her meatloaf pose literally giving Sage her best Nana Stink Eye…she was glaring out of the corner of her eyes, they were sort of just slit open enough to allow a really good stink eye.

Nana Stink Eye

I realized this photo is over adjusted and blurry. Here’s hoping none of Nana’s readers who are expert photographers see this (embarrassed ears on Mom Linda) but I wanted to share that infamous ‘Nana Stink Eye’. But wait! Is that for TKS or ME!!!????

Once I took a photo, I had a silent chuckle all the way downstairs!

Who do you think blinked first?

Have a wonderful weekend, Mom Linda

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66 thoughts on “Morning Stare Down…Who Won?

  1. Long-distance stare down. New art form! EXCELLENT.


  2. We thinks Sage blinked first. ~Scylla & Family

  3. Mew mew mew wee finkss Sage wood blink ferst!!!
    Luv Siddhartha an LadyMum ❤ ❤ ❤

  4. mollieandalfie on said:

    Hay guy’z and Mizz Savvy Doll, thank you so much for our wolf card, it arrived the other day. Hope Mom is doing well. Lub’z and Mizzed you xxoxxxx

  5. That sure is one very serious stink eye!!!

  6. Thankfully I have Dan to help me with the beautiful photos on my blog… All the blurry ones, thank you very much, the credit goes to me!

  7. We can all take lessons from Savvy in the stink eye technique!! She is premier league!

  8. Simultaneous stinkers!!!

    wait…that might not sound right…

  9. Oh those girls of yours 🙂

  10. Hmmmm, I’ll guess Nanook. I don’t get how TKS can look out the window and see in the bedroom but we city folk.

    • The guest room sticks out over the garage so where TKS is, on a large landing at the top of the stairs, she can look into the guest room’s windows. I can be in the guest room and look just about 10 ft away across the roof into the windows on the landing. Hope that helps, The girls take advantage of this as did Nana when we had Cuzin Leo living in the guest room

  11. That is too funny, and a great stink eye.

  12. Oooh, that long-distance stare down stuff is intense! How are you feeling, Mom Linda?

  13. Oh Mom L…we know you blinked first! That Savannah Stink Eye is a classic!

  14. The Swiss Cats on said:

    Funny ! We bet TKS blinked first, and got a stinky eye from Savvy back ! Purrs

  15. S & S…we say yur mom blinked furst, followed close lee bee hind bye yur dad !!! 🙂

    heerz two a big-scale pomfret kinda week oh end ♥

  16. pilch92 on said:

    That is funny 🙂 I bet it was a tie.

  17. Now that is just cool that the girls can have a staring contest through the window. We think sweet Sage would have blinked before sweet Savannah gave in and blinked. Wow, she really was giving the stink eye, but it looks like she was looking at you in the last picture. 🙂 Hope you are healing well and will soon be moving about with ease and comfort sweet Linda. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Oh Maggie. The girls do these stand offs almost every day in one form or another, but this one was truly original. And I am slowly getting better, no thanks to an over zealous PT He applied traction on my knee barely 4 wks past surgery and caused capillaries to break and bleed internally. He put me back about a month. I was really doing well, better than the last knee 4 years ago

    • the girls have those stare downs lots Maggie. And I am doing OK. My physical therapist, whom I have not used before, applied a treatment 3 weeks ago which has set me back a month in recovery.He applied traction on my barely 3 week past surgery leg, have no idea why, and he caused internal bleeding of the newlly healing capellaries . I am not happy and he won’t be working me anymore.

  18. That is one killer stink eye|!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  19. The OP Pack on said:

    Great catch, Mom. Hope you are mending well!

    Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  20. This is too funny!!!

  21. First of all we hope your knee is feeling lots better Mom Linda….secondly we think it’s pretty cool that the girls have spy spots so they can keep an eye on each other (and pretend they’re not!). I think the stare down was a TIE!

    Hugs, Sammy

    • they do enjoy watching each other when they think the other one doesn’t know. I am doing ok but not as great as I was 3 weeks ago. Hopefully this week will bring more answers for how I can get back on track after the PT caused internal bleeding around my new knee

  22. Hehehe Pawsome,wish I had been a fly on the wall with this one,xx Speedy

  23. mariodacat on said:

    That is so cute. No need to apologize for the photo. It is really okay. Some times you just have to grab the camera and go with whatever you can get when you can get it.

  24. I saw you blinking TKS…. or was it just a sunray? must laugh as I saw the russian blue Princess, she can make the same face like me…. we should have a contest once, Savvy :o)

  25. Sneaky staring, Sage. But my guess is – you blinked!

    Love and licks,

  26. Wow, awesome stare down!

  27. We think it was Sage, can she ever sit still?!?!?!?!?!?

  28. MOL, dat are one good stink eye.

  29. kittiesblue on said:

    We think the original stink-eye was for TKS and the second for you. That’s an amazing catch photo-wise. Hope you are getting up and around without too much pain or trouble. Sending healing purrs and hugs. XOCK, Mom Janet, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  30. Hahaahha I think maybe you! that could have gone on forever…the old stare down..hahaha I think the pic is great.someitmes you just do not have time to do anything but snap away 🙂 loves Bev xx

    • Sage can so so focused, and then if either Peter or I touch her, she literally jumps straight up at least 30 inches. We don’t mean to scare her, but she is so focused on whatever. I can’t help laughing

      • Hahaah indeed a focused kitty can leap higher than superman! Pickles is our little focus master…and jump!! well I agree as much as you do not want to startle them it is pretty funny 🙂 xx

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