Mama Diaries

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Cat Caper

Our cat, Bootsy, is a rather clever creature. Let me tell you about his latest escapade.

Yesterday, we made chicken soup from scratch. When we were done, we bagged the  chicken carcass and tossed it in the garbage. We didn't think anything of it until we let our German Shepherd, Schultz, out to do his business. He usually does it then returns to the back door to be let in. Not this time.

When he didn't return, we went out to see what was going on. That's when we heard a strange noise coming from the garbage can. The lid was cracked open, and there was a scratching sound coming from inside. We walked around, and found Schultz lying on the ground next to the can with a chicken bone. Make that several chicken bones. 

But that didn't explain the strange sound.

We walked over to the garbage can and lifted the lid. Who do you think we saw? Bootsy! He had cracked open the lid, opened the bag with the carcass, and was happily stuffing his face. Apparently he was in a magnanimous mood, because he had tossed a few bones out for Schultz to gnaw on.

The creatures were enjoying a tasty feast. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. We tossed the cat out of the can and took away the bones, thus ending the cat's big caper.  

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  1. Sneaky cat! Good thing you caught both of them though, as chicken bones are really bad for dogs and cats.

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    1. I wouldn't want them choking on the bones. But yes, Bootsy is one sneaky cat!

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  2. Oh, Bootsy is super smart... I'vd had to freeze the bones until garbage day here or to many animals try to get at them xox

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    1. I would have never thought to freeze the bones. I hope we don't have to resort to that in the future.

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  3. Sounds like an animal conspiracy to me. Them conniving critters!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Yes. They were partners in crime. I have to wonder how Schultz convinced Bootsy to share.

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  4. what? Why didn't you let them finish the supper? They like nothing more than fresh meat reminds them of their hunting ancestors. My cat sees bones as special trophies

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    1. I didn't want them to choke, and I don't want them to get in the habit of going through the garbage!

      Bootsy gets enough bones from his kills.

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  5. Team work! They've worked it out very well.

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    1. It's hard to believe the two of them worked together. Usually they can't stand each other.

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  6. Was the cat stuck in the trash can? Sounds like he was. But that was generous of him to give the dog some bones.

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    1. He wasn't stuck. The bags were piled up pretty high in there, because it was the day before garbage day. He could've gotten out easily.

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  7. They are very smart creatures who don't get enough credit!

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    1. Boosty especially, is very street wise.

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  8. Bootsy is very clever indeed. That's funny he doesn't mind sharing with Schultz. They're partners in crime.

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    1. I'm really shocked. Schultz must've threatened to blackmail the cat if he didn't share the bones. ;-)

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  9. How generous of Bootsy to give Schultz some bones. Or maybe it was a malicious act since chicken bones are bad for dogs. Dum-dum-dum. :p

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    1. That's probably it. Bootsy was probably trying to knock off Schultz.

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  10. Hi, Sherry!

    At least they dug into their treasure outside the house. Toto used to overturn every trash receptacle in the house searching for ABC (already been chewed) gum. She loved used gum and we often found her happily chewing it (and not swallowing). She also got into some broken pieces of Turkish Taffy we tossed in the trash. To wet her whistle she never drank the fresh, clean water I put in her bowl. Yep, she preferred to drink out of the toilet!

    Happy Monday, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. Gum? Now that's a surprise. Could she blow bubbles? ;-)

      Schultz also likes drinking toilet water. We have to make sure the lids are down after each use.

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  11. He was so nice he even shared, must have been good chicken.

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    1. It was good chicken. I hope Schultz appreciated whatever meat was on the bones.

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  12. Ask if they'll share with me next time. I bet you're a good cook.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Me a good cook? That's debatable. Perhaps if I didn't get so easily distracted and burn things. ;-)

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  13. I love how clever cats are. And yet, conversely... I hate how clever cats are.

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    1. Cats are very clever. I don't think they get the credit they deserve. But I always have to be four steps ahead so my cat doesn't get in too much trouble!

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  14. LOL, that's priceless! And how cute that Bootsy was feeling so generous with Schultz. Most other pets would choose to hoard such a find just for himself!

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    1. I'm wondering about the fact that chicken bones aren't good for dogs. Maybe the cat was just trying to get rid of Schultz once and for all. ;-)

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  15. Very co-operative pets...
    Good team, indeed:)
    Good post...

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    1. Schultz was certainly pleased with the situation.

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  16. It never fails to amaze me how ingenious cats are. Way to go Bootsy.

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  17. Bootsy shared, so he wouldn't be in trouble alone.

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    1. Yes. He probably figured we'd be so focused on Schultz, that we wouldn't notice him in the garbage can!

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  18. Sounds like a great book title:)
    Animals are a lot smarter...and slyer...:) than a lot of folks give them credit for.

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    1. I'll add it to my list of ideas for books.

      Animals certainly are clever!

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  19. A wonderful post Sherry, when I had both cat and dog there was always something they were up to.
    Yvonne.

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  20. Well, that reminds me of my fave Garfield! Hahaha! xoxo

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    1. If Bootsy was orange, he actually look a lot like Garfield. ;-)

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  21. When a cat throws a dog a bone, you know he's in a good mood! :)

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  22. I like the way your dog and cat work together! Watch out!

    I have a German Shepherd, too. And a cat. The cat is definitely in charge.

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