Sunday, May 16, 2010

Casualty of Border Patrol

We have a lovely bamboo tree in our back garden. For reasons beyond this beagle's comprehension, other animals seem to love this bamboo tree. Remember my January post about the pesky squirrel that hid in the tree? Anyway, this beagle always checks this tree out every time I do border patrol.

Guess, what I found one morning? A cat and her kitten, hidden behind the bamboo tree! Naturally, I barked loudly to alert my humans about the intruders. Before they could run to the back yard, the mommy cat made a dash across the pathway with this beagle in frantic pursuit. In her panic, she could not climb the wall in time and there was a confrontation between this beagle and a hissing she-cat. She finally made her escape, leaving muddied prints on the wall.

Knowing that this beagle would not be able to resist checking out the poor kitty, my human dad decided to remove the kitten, careful to avoid leaving a human scent on the little one. He placed the kitten in a box filled with newspapers and left it on the back alley for the mommy to rescue. Thankfully, the mommy cat did come back for her kitten.

And what about this beagle? Naturally, I had to check out the area again and again. My humans placed a plastic pot to prevent any univited guests of the feline breed from making a home there.

That's not the end of the story. Later, my humans discovered a wound on my cheek. The angry she-cat had scratched my face during our encounter. Well, a beagle has to do what a beagle has to do. Even if it means suffering a nasty wound from a hissing she-cat during border patrol. It's been 2 weeks since that incident. There is still a mark on my cheek. My humans hope that the scar will completely fade away with time.

P.S. Remember my last post on which did treat I ate first? It's baguette, followed by beef pattie and carrots. Looks like Martha and Bailey, as well as Honey share my taste bud!


The Thundering Herd said...

Those cat things always seem to travel armed, so we advise staying back a little. Just saying.

Sapphire said...

I'm imagining all that barking, sniffing around...
Ouchy wound. Hope you had more kisses (:

Martha said...

Oh poor you - those cats ca be nasty when they are angry!
You were only doing your job!
We are glad we share the same taste in food - we had forgotten all about your quiz!
Martha and Bailey xxx

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Dang khats!

Sorry 'bout your wound!


Lorenza said...

Sorry that lady cat attacked you!
Sure she was angry! Glad she is no longer there bothering you!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, Kess - how very exciting!! A cat with kittens in your very own garden!! I wish I had that in my garden!

Ouch about that cat scratch! I hope it heals up soon.

Honey the Great Dane

Cinnamon and Mint said...

I heard cats fighting in our garden for a while after a new family moved into our nextdoor. Of course I wanted to check it out, but my humans never let me do that. They say cats can be very violent when they are competing for their territory. Kess, next time, leave them alone and just alert your humans about their intrusion.

River said...

Cats are scary. You were very brave! I hope it heals faster.

love & wags,


Woof Kess,

Just wanted to bark at you and introduce ourselves. We're the Desert Pups from Arizona. It's nice to meet you. Better watch out for those cats, they can be evil creatures.

Desert Pups,
Toby, Norman, Keiko and The Ghost of Scuba

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Happy belated barkday Kess.
I wish you a nice year with tons of love, treats, toys and belly rubs.
And Happy Belated Mother's Day to your great Mom, lets kick my mom's behind for being so behind blogging.
I'm glad that your cat scratch healing well, phew!
Love y'all

Molly the Airedale said...

That wasn't very nice! You were just trying to do your job!
We hope your cheek heals soon, Kess!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Wowser, that sounds like that cat had a hissy fit. We are sure fur will grow back over the scratch. After all Essex took off three bigger patches of fur from her face when she was a puppy. She ran into a sign at another dog park while doing fence patrol. She even knocker herself out. BOL.

Essex & Deacon

Agatha and Archie said...

We would have backed you 100 % on this one Kess......Love A+A

Thor and Jack said...

Oh Kess! Sorry about your wound. I hope it heals soon!

Thanks for signing my guest book.