Posts tagged: cat
Friends and family noticed it first, during a party at the Rathdrum home of Colleen and Jerry Flowers. While watching the couple's herd of sheep glide back and forth inside a spacious pen on the Flowers' 5-acre property, some of the party guests saw something strange. Among the sheep's legs and hoofs, there were four much smaller, daintier legs moving about the pen. “There's a cat herding those sheep,” said a surprised Darci Austin, one of the partygoers. For hours, the tiny cat ran around the pen with the larger animals, a dozen Barbados sheep that look like goats because they've shed their hair. When the herd stopped moving, the cat would continue winding its way around the sea of spindly sheep legs, often rubbing up against them/Maureen Dolan, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.
Question: Have you had examples in your family of mixed animals adopting one another?
Since Cindy will be subbing for me midweek on next week, I thought I'd get a jump on her cat photos by posting this one from Oregon online bud Robin Loznak, who writes on his Facebook wall: “One of the cats killed a wild rabbit about half her size this morning. The chickens were very interested.”
Max, a three-year-old domestic short hair, is seen with an arrow through his ear on Sunday in Santa Cruz, Calif. Nancy Paquin, Max's owner, says after a weekend away from home, the cat returned Sunday night with an arrow sticking through one ear and into the base of its head. Paquin and her husband, Brad, took the cat to a veterinary hospital, where the arrow was removed. She says except for a hole through its ear, “Max is doing really well.” (AP Photo/Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital)
A cat peers from behind a fence carrying a dog warning sign at dusk in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday. Sign reads “Attention-Aggressive dog.” You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Jamie Lynn Morgan, social networker extraordinaire, had one of those Only In North Idaho moments while sitting on her porch this week. Seems a raccoon emerged from the trees. Only her husband, Tom, thought it was one of neighborhood cats, Jamie noted via Twitter. More from Jamie’s tweet: “Tom knows the difference. Just surprised to see it come out of the trees in front of the house. here I am doing the whole ‘here kitty kitty.’ Turns out to be a crazy $#* raccoon.”
Question: When did you last have an urban encounter with one of the critters of our forest?