I have been thinking about the human levels of terror. As far as cats are concerned such colors are really unsuitable. After all, red is merely a color that looks better on Kukka Maria than Gemini and green is a color that enhances Gemini’s fur. It’s not much of a terror level, unless the Empress is angry. Hmm.. Perhaps that’s what the humans are really afraid of?
At any rate, in my research on the subject of feline terror alert levels, I have come across TWO major systems.
The duck and cover system.
- Watch Level: Watch from a safe distance
- Listen Level: Listen from another room
- Hide Level: Hiding Under the Bed
- Panic: Runinng and spitting across the ceiling
The Tough Cat System
- Growl: Growl softly and let fur bristle
- Hiss and Spit: Growl more loudly, hissing and spitting
- Full Halloween Cat: Continue growling, spit, puff fur up to maximum and arch back
- Attack: Well, you get it don’t you?
So the question becomes, how do I satisfy every cat and human? I’m leaning towards the Tough Cat, because the Duck and Cover Cats will understand what to do at each level. After all, when confronted with a tough cat acting through their terror levels, well the Duck and Cover cat will react exactly on cue:
- The tough cat growls–duck and cover cat watches from a safe distance
- The tough cat begins to spit and the duck and cover cat moves to a safer room
- The tough cat puts on full Halloween mode and the duck and cover cat hides
- The tough cat attacks and the duck and cover cat panics…
I think both systems work well. However, to inspire fear into humans and to show our tougher side, unless I have feedback to the contrary, I will be going with the Tough Cat Alert Levels.