It started out as a courteous exchange of pleasantries between cat and elf.
Next a little sniffing - this is when Honeydew realizes that Eli is the size of the toy mouse he likes to play with.
Eli has been caught in Honeydew's grip! However, you can see here that Honeydew's claws have been trimmed so they are not sharp. Eli is not in any danger! He is lying still, waiting to make his move...
Success! Eli later subdues Honeydew and rides on his back!
The next exchange between Eli and Honeydew was a bit more frightening... the photos will speak for themselves...
Sorry about the blur! These are action shots! The red blur is Eli!
In the end, Eli has won over Honeydew with his elf charm (for the moment)! They may never be "friends" but they have an understanding. The understanding is that Eli will steer clear of Honeydew! Eli has learned a valuable lesson! The moral of the story is: If it's furry and purr-y, be ready to scurry!
The death-defying Eli would like to link up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky! You can check out the antics of Eli and his elf friends over at the linky!
Eli and I would like to wish you all the happiest of holidays!