Comet (his real name) approaches Herman on Christmas Day 2016 in a courtyard off Campus Ave. Owner JoAnn named him before his white coat took on an orange tint. The energetic feline is about one year old. She adopted him from the local shelter when a four-month kitten.

I met JoAnn and her four furballs, while walking from my father-in-law’s apartment. She gives them four hours of outdoor time, regardless of weather, each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The accountant perennially keeps the same number of cats. Comet replaced another animal hit and killed by a car. 

Pictures can be deceiving. You might think that Comet cautiously and aggressively closes on Herman. Not so. Seconds before they walked single file, before separating. I used iPhone 7 Plus to capture the moments. Vitals for the Featured Image, shot at 11:09 a.m. PST: f/2.8, ISO 20, 1/267 sec, 6.6mm. The other two are same as the first, except shutter: 1/150 sec and 1/142 sec; 11:03 a.m.

Also in this series: ScruffyRoly PolyWooSkullBiscuitThe ColonelWhiteChipper,  Frisky, Stretch, Needy, Farfisa, Mates, Hunter, Pee-PeeBlue, Blue Too, Bonded PairPatience, Fess, Jumper, Frenemy, Looker, Cozy, Scout, Lurks, Skit, Mini, Betty, Black and White, Stalker, Bell, Chill, Sammy, Scratch, Poser, Star, Grey and White, Watcher, and Herman.

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