Sunday, 21 November 2021

Lady, help me ...

"Please help me. Your cat attacked my dog."

A little blonde girl, a bundle of blonde cuteness with at least four top teeth missing, was standing outside my kitchen window, bouncing from foot to foot, obviously agitated.  I had expected her to ask to use the bathroom.

She pointed an accusatory finger in the direction of the cat, who was obviously on guard duty, looking nearly as agitated as the little girl.  

I rushed to her aid hoping my cat had not done any damage because she is fiercely territorial and very unfriendly.  I asked the name of the dog so we could call him and both little hands went over her face as she dropped her head, and said, "Oh no.  I can't remember!  I only got him today and I've lost him already."

He was easy to find, came running up to her as soon as we walked into the back yard.  A little foxy.  She scooped him up and away she went interspersing "Thank you, lady" with kisses to the dog's head and the occasional "He's heavy".

I hope she enjoyed the short time she had that little puppy for a pet.  Can imagine how heartbroken she must have been when his owners came to pick him up.  He's the village escapee, a regular on the community Facebook page, known and loved by many in the community and the little girl's dad had already posted a photo of the little girl holding him, looking for the owner and saying a little someone was falling in love.  I will know Fritz if I see him again on one of his many adventures.  And I'll certainly recognize that dear little girl.

Alleycat, dog attacker

16 comments:

  1. Some cats just cannot abide dogs, our Enigma SissyCat is one of those.

    Somehow i have the feeling Fritz is going to lead his owners a very wild life.

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    1. Hi Mimi, I think Fritz is very lucky to live in a small community where his wandering ways do not upset anyone. My cat certainly doesn't have his friendly nature. She does not welcome visitors of any sort.

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  2. Children and animals usually provide a happy interlude in life.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly, Adrian. The little visitors quite made my day.

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  3. Seldom hear of cats that attack dogs, What a story.

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    1. Oh, it's not just dogs she sees off the property. The neighbourhood cats give her a wide berth, too.

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  4. Hopefully Fritz will know to avoid your place in future! Your cat sounds a bit like Horse in Footrot Flats - not afraid of anyone or anything :)

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    1. Good one, Margaret. Yes, she does have a fair bit in common with Horse. The funny thing is she is pretty well scared of everything and everyone, very unfriendly but

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    2. (I have loose fingers this morning.) but Alleycat stands her ground if she feels threatened - which she does any time another animal comes near her home. If she has time she will run inside and hide under the couch.

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  5. Maybe it's time to appoint the little girl co-owner of the dog!

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    1. Hi David, I think she would have to fight a few other residents first. Fritz seems to be loved wherever he goes.

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  6. Unusual for anything to attack a Foxy. I have to admit I do not like them. A friend in Napier had one which spent its time either trying to make love to my leg or peeing on me. Neither were welcome but didn't seem to bother it's owner.

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    1. Considering you wore shorts most of the time in NZ, that must have been a bit disconcerting, Graham. Alleycat does not differentiate between big or small, cat or dog.

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  7. Poor little girl... On the other hand, sounds like she might run into that dog again before long...?

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    1. I think you could be right. It seems Fritz has regulars he calls to visit when he's adventuring. And I'm pretty sure he's smart enough to know when he's loved.

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