Cat Behavior: The “Butt Wiggle of Doom” is performed by cats when they are about to pounce. Like a baseball player digging in his/her cleats before stealing a base, the cat is digging in its rear claws for maximum grip before leaping.
One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
~Vincent van Gogh, 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890
Image: Self-Portrait, 1887, Van Gogh Museum