A driver in Kokadjo, Maine came upon what appeared to be a fight between two lynxes on the road and caught the interaction on video. Cat fight? Technically yes, but no.
Cat stare-down. While the video is anticlimactic in terms of violence, it’s revolutionary in terms of staring and also a teachable moment about the value of a productive civil disagreement. The lynxes could be friends or could be a couple. Doesn’t matter. Everyone involved talks it out and is fine.
I’ve nicknamed these two relationship-goals lynxes (which happen to be my favorite type of cat, not that you asked) Mabel and Chess. Here’s a loose translation of their argument:
Mabel: What the fuck are you doing here? You were supposed to get groceries.
Chess: I stopped to talk to a friend on the way there...
Mabel: What friend??! We have not had toilet paper for three DAYS!
Chess: That doesn’t even make sense! We’re cats!
Mabel: Shut up!
Chess: You shut up!
Mabel: How mature.
Chess: Can I talk to a friend! Am I allowed to do that, Mabel?! Is that against the rules, Mabel?!
Mabel: I disagree with it!
Chess: I’m okay with that! I’m walking away!
Mabel: Good idea!
Chess: Stop following me!
Mabel: We’re going to the same place!
Chess: I love you despite our disagreements!
Mabel: I love you too!