Dante's feeling very 'up' today!
He's identified his target and is trying to intimidate it.
When that doesn't work, he takes a moment to regroup (even though he's all by himself).
Dante decides to show his teeth to his target and lick his chops. He says "Get in mai belleh!"
When the direct approach doesn't work either, Dante says a little PREYer. But still it's a 'no go'.
PURRhaps a dance will entice the stubborn thing.
A swish of his mighty tail might attract it!
In a last ditch effort (he dug himself a little ditch to sit in), Dante summons all of his mental powers to will the thing down from the tree.
Finally, Dante realizes he has to make a better plan and set his sights on tomorrow. With that, he walks away with his tail held high and his dignity intact (do you think?).
When your best instincts fail you, you must look at the problem from a different PURRspective.
After all, a temPURRary failure is only one step on the ladder to success!
P.S. One of the commenters suggested that Dante go after easier prey. Well, although I did not get a picture of it, he did just that last Friday.
I had a nap on the couch and when I woke up, Dante was there beside me, poking at a SNAKE!
Fortunately, I maintained my calm, fetched a container and scooped it inside while Dante was still intimidating it. It was a small garter snake, who is happily living outside once again, after I let it go (much to Dante's chagrin). Foiled again!