23 August 2008

Orange Cat

It was my usual nightly walk with nothing too exciting going on - a few joggers here, bikers there, pieces of food scattered for me to find and eat and annoy my human K. We came upon a father and son who were playing catch on a little hill next to the path we were on and as we walked past them I immediately made a leap toward a little tree. At first K could not figure out what I was doing, but then she saw what I had noticed - an orange cat! And this orange cat was just sitting nonchalantly under the little tree watching the father and son play catch and paying me absolutely no attention. Imagine that! I tried with all my might to get to that orange cat but K would not let me. Can you believe that? What is up with that?! Don't I, as a dog, have an inalienable right to chase cats? Especially cats sitting unleashed in a public park? Well, K was having none of that and we got into quite a tug-of-war with my leash. I tried to wriggle out of my collar and even refused to move, but K eventually won by dragging me up the path away from orange cat. Grrrrr...! I don't like being dragged! The father saw K and I struggling and then looked at orange cat and said, "why don't you run up a tree or something?" K got a bit perturbed at that point because that is when she realized the father and son owned the cat and she could not believe he was making no effort to move his cat so that she could move me! Well, the next night, which was last night, we were nearing the same spot when K noticed the father and son walking toward the little tree. And following right behind them was orange cat. Well, K, being so smart {Disclaimer: she made me put that in}, walked me over to a grassy hill further away from where the father and son and orange cat were heading, hoping that I would not notice orange cat. K kept talking to me, walking fast, and guiding me to different areas on the hill to keep me preoccupied. It worked. We made it past the little tree just minutes before the father, son, and orange cat got there and I never did notice orange cat. K later told me about her trick and I gave her kudos for outsmarting me, but I was also a bit mad since I think I had every right to go and chase orange cat. But now I know K's modus operandi so she won't be able to trick me again. I have a few tricks of my own up my paw so next time I see orange cat I think there might be some excitement in the park. Orange cat, be prepared to run. I'm just sayin'...


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

OH, the ORANGE ones are evil!

Furry furry evil!!

Good job!!!

PeeEssWoo: Truth be known. almost ALL of them are evil - I make a few exceptions - Huffle inkhluded!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Gee thanks Khyra! Yes Suka, it's the orange ones you have to look out for - they cannot be trusted. You would be perfectly within your rights to chase an orange cat, especially one that is taunting you like that.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Khyra always warns us about the orange khats. I'm not sure if Brice could be trusted around any of them. BTW, he is not alpha, he just thinks he is and too thick-headed to understand that I'm the with the royal title.

Princess Eva

P.S. For some reason, our blog roll won't let us include you. So Momma needs to add your link somewhere else.