Photo: Bad moon rising

Wordless Wednesday

Before I lived with cats, I don’t think I would have truly understood what this look meant:

Elsa Clair the cat is staring at you

Particularly when it’s waiting for me at the top of the stairs:

Elsa Clair stares from the top of the stairs

There’s a bad moon on the rise.

In the words of John Fogerty:

I see a bad moon arisin’
I see trouble on the way.
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today

(Read the full lyrics or see the video of Creedence Clearwater Revival. And you’re welcome for today’s earworm.)

Are there certain looks or expressions that your pets have that you know mean trouble is a brewin’? 


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41 Comments on "Photo: Bad moon rising"

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  1. slimdoggy says:

    I see a cat ready to pounce!

  2. I love that face. And that’s a pretty good ear worm for the day.

  3. What a CUTE photo and expression. Happy BlogPaws WW. Golden Woofs

  4. That face is so cute…and yet, scary at the same time. If I were you, I would not be venturing up the stairs any time soon. BOL
    Happy WW,

    • You are so right! Elsa Clair is adorable, but she is, ounce for ounce, the most mischievous creature in the house. All dogs and cats wouldn’t dare go up the stairs if they saw that face peering down at them. And even the humans would travel at their own risk.

  5. Mr. N has a “restless” face. And I know I need to do something with him before he starts pestering me!

  6. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    elsa claire…we hope ewe dinna hafta hold that position two long and one oh de DAWGS… got it….sorree pupz !! 🙂

    • Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), the dogs were smart enough to not even try to venture up the stairs. The three other cats didn’t attempt it either. That lovely “I’m gonna pounce you” look was wasted.

  7. that is, without a doubt, the best face! however, i don’t think i’d venture up those stairs.

  8. I know what that look means! I have seen that many many times. One should beware of that look from the top of the stairs 🙂

  9. Sandy says:

    Great photo – the only thing we couldn’t see is the swishing tail!

  10. Jenny says:

    Hahahahahaha! Love it!

  11. We MOL’d at that one!!! That picture on the top of the stairs is priceless!

  12. meowmeowmans says:

    That is PERFECT. Elasa Clair is so ready to pounce! 🙂

  13. BJ Bangs says:

    Looks like he’s ready to pounce. Great photos.

  14. I know when Memphis is getting ready to cause mischief when he’s eyeing one of our other cats, he gets the quirky little head tilt going, and his tail twitches a bit faster than normal.

    Belle usually gives me a vocal warning more than a look, she starts to chitter and chirp when shes feeling frisky.

  15. Connie says:

    LOL.. I think I like the far away pict better..

  16. Novroz says:

    Huahaha look at that face!!
    The far away one looks like he is about to jump over you

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