The sentries are posted.
The Gingerbear King protects the pet door, the only way by which any animal can enter or leave without human assistance. He also can monitor the master bath from there.
Black Paws is on a bench in the foyer. From there, he can observe the office, laundry room, main bathroom, kitchen, garage, guest room and front door.
The Gray Shadow is asleep in the living room, by the patio door, where she can guard the living and dining rooms.
Between the three, they have managed to divide the house so a cat is always watching over all the rooms, entrances and two connecting hallways.
How did they coordinate this? It couldn't have been through meowing. Such coordination would have required a lot of back and forth mewing, wouldn't it? Maybe not. Depends on how well they know one another.
Either way, I'm impressed. I think they're sleeping but when I move softly past one, I see their ears shift toward me asking, "What is he up to?" If I stop and watch them, I see their eyes carefully crack open.
They want to watch me without me being aware.
Why? Are they privy to some plot and are out to save me or part of some plot to do me in?
I don't know. But I'm going to keep my eye on them and listen...to see when they move and what they do.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com