Sylvia’s Pine Tree

What's the deal?

What's the deal?

Here’s Sylvia’s pine tree.  When we go to the cat station, she always stops at this one tree and sits next to it.

Somebody explain the attraction to me

Somebody explain the attraction to me

She has worn a bare spot on the forest floor.  The pine straw is thick underfoot, but this particular spot against the tree has no pine needles.  She stops here.  Every.  Single.  Time.  Someone needs to explain this to me.  Sometimes she even leans against the tree.

Apparently she knows what she’s doing, and she’s not going to let the rest of us in on it.

Enjoying the room

Enjoying the afternoon

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2 Responses to “Sylvia’s Pine Tree”

  1. Simba Says:

    You could take all I know about cats and lose it in a thimble, and that’s more than I want to know. However I suggest that if the truth be known more than Sylvia are using this tree or ground area for a scent post. Each leaves a scent for the others to know who’s been there and possibly what sexual state they might be in. I guess that Sylvia is not interested in that particularly so she must be wishfully thinking.


  2. ruthrawls Says:

    You mean Sylvia is a ho?!
    She’s the only one that I’ve seen do this. But her position in the 1st picture is what we call a “sloppy sit”, but I generally use this term with regard to dogs. This sloppy sit might be a way of scent markingj. I don’t know – I’ll have to read up on it. In general, I’ve seen unneutered male cats back up to something, raise their tail and spray urine as a way of scent marking. That leaves a fragrant, distinctive odor to the human nose. I don’t detect an odor here, but then I have a poor sense of smell anyway.
    Good guess. Inquiring minds want to know.


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