- I am a Tiny Tiger! A Cat Needs to Scratch!
Friends, yesterday on our The Tiniest Tiger Facebook page I told you the beginning of my side of the story. Today I want to share with you the next part of the story which involves something I learned about Tigers and territory marking and trees. Now before any of you leap to a conclusion, not that type of territory marking but the tree marking that involves cat claws.
I am feeling stronger every day. My leaping ability is picking up as you observed in my The Tiniest Tiger Leaps Like a Rabbit post. So as I sat gazing upon my beloved tree, I wondered if I could leap where I have not leapt before?
Now I had my reasons.
If you recall, I am studying zoology, biodiversity, and the environment with my mom. We focus on big cats and currently on the Tiger. So am I really to blame? I am a cat, a tiny tiger afterall, and I recently learned something about our big cat cousin and trees.
This is a photo of my tree living high above the office floor, where in my opinion it does not belong.
Well, while observing my tree, I started thinking. How does anyone know this tree belongs to me, Gracey? Our big cat cousin, the Tiger, scratches a tree perhaps as a sign of territory marking by using their front paws to rake down the side of the tree trunk. This action leaves signature gashes with their claws so that everyone will know that tree belongs to that cat. Genius isn’t it?
Like in this photo.
I started thinking perhaps my tree should have my claw marks in its trunk so that nobody will take my tree. Without my claw marks, how will anyone know this tree belongs to me? What do you think?
To be continued…