Chilling out with the dangerous beast

Fred thinks it is important to hone skills that could prove useful on an expedition.  Since the chance of running into wild animals is a possibility on any trip, he tries to cultivate an air of calmness.  To test his abilities he annoys the resident cat, which is not particularly difficult to do.  He has so far escaped any major maiming, so it is possible his skills are improving!  She is a crafty one, however, and I fear I may return home one day to find Fred missing a limb or two. We’ll see.