Last week, Rancherian #8 (by order of arrival at the Ranch) and I encountered two members of the oustpoken gang of cats which inhabit our fair Ranch engaged in sexual intercourse. At first, the Drill Sergeant and I were unsure whether Socks (the male, likely the alpha of the group...he drives a big-ass truck and drinks Bud Heavy) was killing his partner. However, we determined they were engaged in intercourse when he dismounted, she rolled over, and he began to side-door her...vigorously. This left us with a host of questions:
(1) Do cats experiment with sexual positions?
(2) Do they talk about positions (or "progressions") the way we do?
(2) Will he call her the next day?
(3) Why did they do it out in the open right in front of Box 4?
(4) Will Socks' social status be enhanced because he side-doored?
(5) Will his partner (who is yet unnamed, but richly deserves the appellation "Dumpster") be chastised by other female cats?
Your comments are greatly appreciated.