Feline Military Leader Seizes High Ground

Satchel, tomcat ruler of 775 N Ashtree Way, has shamelessly transitioned from Colonel of the Washrag Brigade to ‘His Highness’. Annexing the baby grand piano, previously out of bounds, he is impervious to the lowly home owner’s efforts to make him relinquish his stolen territory.

King Satchel, annexing piano
King Satchel, annexing piano

All furniture has been moved from the great room to make room for hard wood.

Cat reigns over barren kingdom
Cat reigns over barren kingdom

The installer mistakenly informed the homeowner that cats usually hide with the installation noise. King Satch has instead chosen to luxuriate on the piano, now repositioned in the kitchen, as the work continues.

King Satch relaxing on piano throne
King Satch relaxing on piano throne

He treats the stiff, ripped blue furniture cover as if were royal blue velvet lined with ermine. He stretches to his full 40 inches and luxuriates on the rough quilting. The canine members of his former Brigade are beneath his gaze, forgotten peons wishfully gazing up at his Highness from the floor. King Satch has demoted Little Kitty to a vassal, left to trespass on counters out of the King’s eye sight and still be in the presence of his greatness.

Vassal admiring His Highness
Vassal admiring His Highness

Occasionally, Little Kitty is responsible for holding potential poachers at bay when His Highness is absent from court.

Vassal guarding kingdom from serf
Vassal guarding kingdom from serf

In return for such service, King Satch will allow his vassal to pay him homage.

Vassal, Little Kitty, pays homage to King Satch
Vassal, Little Kitty, pays homage to King Satch

Adjectives describing His Highness: Independent, unpredictable, clever, resourceful, stealthy, graceful, adventurous, bad tempered.  Can you think of more? 

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