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Shylo's first encounter with a cat
Join date : 2014-03-30
Location : Pretoria, South Africa
|Subject: Shylo's first encounter with a cat Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:24 pm|| |
Seeing that I'm highly allergic to cats, Shylo has never met one so she was blissfully unaware that they even exist. Till tonight that is...
Like usual, I let the dogs out into the back yard for their potty break after they finished their dinner. Both go their separate way to do their business while I stand behind the security gate, keeping an eye. That's when I see the cat's eyes gleaming in the far right corner of the yard (its too dark in the corners too see the actual cat). It seems not too be bothered by the dog sniffing closer and closer in its direction.
Luckily for the cat, its Nemo moving in that direction and because his eyesight is bad, he doesn't notice the cat. When I see him catching the cat's sent in the air, I call him and he comes running in without a problem.
But of course, Shylo just HAS too go pee (a second time) where ever Nemo pees... I call her name when I see her heading in that direction but by that time she already caught the cat's sent and is standing there, frozen to the spot, staring at it. Just then the backyard light goes out (bad connection I'm guessing because it does this all the time). I can still see Shylo's outline because of the light from the living room. She starts walking, very slowly, head held high, ears up and tail hanging loosely, closer to the cat. I'm guessing the cat made a move then because the next moment Shylo is sprinting towards it
Suddenly, there is this screeching hiss coming from the cat's direction. Even though our back yard is grass, I could actually hear my dog stopping dead in her tracks, turn around and run back from where she came. Stopping in the middle of the yard, she then turns around and stares at where the cat's eyes are still gleaming in the night and starts barking at it. Her tail is now tucked so far in between her legs, its touching her belly. Bark - bark, one step closer. Bark - bark, another 2 step closer. She does this till ± 2 meters (± 6 feet) from the cat. Another loud hissing screech from the cat brought Shylo, doing the butt tuck, almost all the way to the house were I'm now standing on the outside steps. I go to get her, but she is not having it and starts dancing just out of my reach, still staring and barking at the cat. I tell her, "fine have it your way" and go inside. She walks very slowly towards the middle of the yard again and then starts singing at the cat like I have never heard her sing before. Every time the cat makes a move , Shylo flee's back to the steps and then it start all over again. This goes on for about 10 - 15min before I finally manage too lure her inside with cookies.
After checking for scratch or bite marks (luckily there are non), she goes back to the door and begs too go out. I tell her "no way" and try too watch tv. For the next hour she drove me nuts! Running from window to window, door to door, through the whole house, whining like crazy the entire time. She finally lays down in front of the door and continues to sulk till we go to bed.
I took her out on her lead too go potty before bedtime because I knew there was no way I was getting her back in the house any other way. She was looking around for the cat our entire time out there, tail tucked as deep as it could go. When we got close to the spot where the cat was, I accidently stepped on a dry leaf. She flew around with such speed she almost yanked me off my feet. My dog seems to be a wimp
She is now laying on my bed, in her spot, with her head in the window just for in case the cat comes back.
Ps. The hole in the curtain was done by Shylo when she was about 6 months old. She didn't like the fact that we closed it so she couldn't see in the house when she refused to come inside
Last edited by ZoéQ on Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:23 pm; edited 1 time in total
Join date : 2014-01-15
Location : Bowling Green, Kentucky
|Subject: Re: Shylo's first encounter with a cat Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:13 pm|| |
The pictures make this story. That last picture of Shylo peering out the window in the bed made me laugh pretty hard.
Join date : 2013-09-26
Location : Adelaide, Australia
|Subject: Re: Shylo's first encounter with a cat Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:07 pm|| |
Haha!! Sounds similar to Axel's first experience with a cat. Axel rarely barks, and one night we hear him going crazy while he was in the yard. We ran out and could see a cat stuck in corner of the backyard! We had just got our new fences, and it kept trying to climb over but they are too high and have no railing. Axel is going absolutely crazy running towards the cat barking/singing like we've never heard him before, but then running back to us at the same time (as if to protect us? lol). This poor cat was stuck with no way out, we had to put Axel on his leash and open the roller door so it could get out. As soon as it was gone and we let him off, he kept circling where it had been with his little busy feet sniffing the ground. Hilarious
Join date : 2014-03-30
Location : Pretoria, South Africa
|Subject: Re: Shylo's first encounter with a cat Tue May 13, 2014 5:23 pm|| |
Trent: Glad you enjoyed the story
Its been two weeks and she is still laying with her head sticking out the window most nights. Watching... Lol. Not so fun now that its getting cold here.
Katherine: That is hilarious!! Haha!! At least Axel might have been attempting to protect you from the strange beast lurking in the corner
Mine would probably have knocked my feet out from under me trying to get in the house if that cat had come closer. Lol. But at least neither of our dogs tried to eat the kitties so we have something to be thankful for. Shylo also rarely barks. Only when she encounters something she doesn't understand or that frightens her will she bark at it.
|Subject: Re: Shylo's first encounter with a cat || |
Shylo's first encounter with a cat
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