Yesterday, I looked outside, through the glass doors that led to our deck. What I saw was a cat arm and paw, stretched out. And it was white. Not the color of my cat's paw. Puzzled, I went over to investigate. Sure enough, there was a strange cat lounging on my deck. I saw another nearby. Bootsy, my cat, was lounging on a chair above the two.
What should I do about this? I thought. I really didn't want to encourage regular cat visitors.
I didn't have to think long. My hundred pound German Shepherd, Schultz, came up next to me. He looked out the window and saw our two guests. He was not pleased.
He wanted out. So I opened the door. "Go get 'em, Schultz!"
And that's what he did. He busted up that cat party and sent the intruders on their way.
Guess Bootsy will have to party elsewhere!
I love it. Could I borrow Schultz for a day or two? We have a couple of cats from across the street that visit our back deck. Traveler pretty much does what Bootsy did, lies on the top railing ignoring them.ReplyDelete
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Just today, the white-pawed cat was strolling around the perimeter of our yard. As soon as Schultz spotted him, he started growling and getting all bent out of shape. I guess Schultz thinks his official job is to keep all other cats off our property. ;)Delete
Those cats got a rude awakening.ReplyDelete
They certainly did!Delete
Too funny how dogs can be so territorial... although I thought cats were the same... lol... apparently not xox ♡ReplyDelete
Bootsy is generally a laid back cat. If he has a problem with another animal, he'll whine like a baby until I come running to see what the matter is.Delete
What? Bootsy can't have friends over?ReplyDelete
No. I'm not really into being a cat lady - especially since I'm allergic to them.Delete
Thanks for the cat chuckle, Sherry. Go get'em Shultzy. :-)ReplyDelete
Schultz is a good guard dog!Delete
Bootsy should have forewarned his guests.ReplyDelete
Yes. Maybe he thought Schultz would be napping and wouldn't notice.Delete
LOL, poor Bootsy. At least Schultz had some fun shooing those other cats away! XDReplyDelete
Schultz had a great time chasing them off!Delete
It sounds as if Bootsy sat on a throne above his minions. My dogs help discourage cat visitors, too. We have loads of feral cats in Jacksonville. I don't know why. They don't bother to eat the abundant rats.ReplyDelete
I'm surprised they don't take care of the rats. They must've struck some kind of deal.Delete
And it did not fall upon your mind that maybe Bootsy was presiding over the two sitting above on his throne??? Now you humiliated him in front of his subjects... or maybe even lovers...ReplyDelete
Nah. Bootsy wasn't the least bit upset about it. He just sat on his throne and watched his friends get chased off. Then he took another nap.Delete
Animals have their own way of sorting problems.ReplyDelete
Great story Sherry.
Big brother to the rescue!Delete
cat sleepovers? Dogs do have ways to get rid of intruders.ReplyDelete
Yes. And Schultz is a formidable-looking German Shepherd!Delete
Not until these cats know Schultz isn't there and then they'll be back. Fingers crossed they don't have access to FB or a PAWty at your house will be all over the social media sites.ReplyDelete
Could you imagine social media sites for pets? That would be hilarious!Delete
:( You know I love cats as well as dogs. But if the cats are feral then Bootsie could pick up something, so that would not be good.ReplyDelete
These looked like well-cared for cats. But yes, that could be a problem if they were feral.Delete
Hehehe! I bet the other cats were shouting "Who invited the dog?!" as they ran off. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah. "Who let the dog out? Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof!"Delete
I am sure the cats weren't happy to have their party end by a dog. :) Wonder if they will be back.ReplyDelete
One tried, but Schultz chased it off again.Delete
A very cute story, Sherry! Pat's What Off post sent me over to check you out I'm glad I did!ReplyDelete
I didn't see Pat's post. I'll have to visit and see if I can find it.Delete
Glad you liked the story! And thanks for telling me about Pat's post! I wouldn't have known about it if you hadn't!Delete
I think the cats will be back. Cats always do things when we're not looking.ReplyDelete
Yes, one of them tried. But Schultz caught him.Delete
Schultz is now an official cat police. 😊ReplyDelete
He's very proud of that distinction!Delete
Being more of a dog person than a cat person, I approve of Schultz. He sounds like a great asset.ReplyDelete
You'd like Schultz. He's a good boy.Delete
I need to borrow Schultz. I'm getting too many feline visitors and they're leaving lovely designs on my windows each night. Tell Schultz I pay well.ReplyDelete
Schultz says he'll be right over. :)Delete
You gotta get rid of those interlopers somehow. My dog serves the very same purpose.ReplyDelete
Dogs are good cat chasers.Delete