Two solid white cats
patrol our neighborhood 
They visit yards at dusk
slinking low among bushes
Owning the turf.

But my white Westie knows
they are not like him
and yearns to get close to sniff
Fearful of  a viscous clawed attack,
I keep him tethered close
not sure if either would attack.

One night the cat eased in
 they nose bumped
No signs of aggression 
My dog wiggled his tail
Friends at first acquaintance.