Monday, August 1, 2011

Cat attack

The phrase "Fighting like cats and dogs" has new meaning for this beagle. My humans and I were walking back home after our long evening walk yesterday. We took a short cut home and saw a stray cat sitting in the middle of the pavement. Now, we were just minding our own business, walking by the side to pass this cat. I was very well behaved and did not even try to sniff at the cat.

As we were passing by, the cat suddenly lunged at us, hissing and swiping its claws. We immediately retreated. I was terrified! My human quickly grabbed a fallen palm leaf on the ground and using that as a "shield", managed to get the cat to move to the side. We then quickly walked pass, with my humans keeping an eye out to make sure the cat did not come after us. Once we were safely away from the cat, my humans examined me and found that my ear was bleeding. The cat had managed to swipe my ear. Luckily my humans had a pack of wet wipes in their doggie bag, so they did their best to clean up the blood and stop the bleeding. When we got home, they used some mild antiseptic solution to clean it further. Thankfully, my rabies jab is up to date...Anyway, here I am recovering from the unprovoked attack. The wound didn't look so bad after the blood was wiped off.

This morning, my human recounted the story of the cat attack to some of the regular dog-walkers during our walk. It turns out that this nasty cat has tried to attack other dogs that have walked past as well. Looks like we have to be more careful if we encounter the cat again.

Cats and this beagle just don't get along. I got swiped on my cheek by a cat before when I was on border patrol. However, that was perhaps understandable since it was a confrontational situation. This time, it was totally unprovoked. I think I'm going to stay clear of cats from now on...


Cinnamon and Mint said...

What a nasty cat that is!! I am glad that your wound was not too serious. Yes, it is a good idea to stay clear of them. However, they might come in your way from nowhere. So, be careful when you walk in the neighbourhood!

Molly the Airedale said...

We can't believe that evil cat swiped you and hurt you, Kess! Do you need me to see Mitch over there? He'll chase that kitty into the next town for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Hmmm, sounds like mum should invest in a squirt bottle full of water for that evil cat.


The Thundering Herd said...

Those cat-types simply can't be trusted.

Thor and Jack said...

Oh Kess! We're so sorry to hear that a cat attacked you and you got hurt.
Take care,

Thor and Jack

Sapphire said...

Ouch!! Be careful Kess! Hope you feel better soon. Hugs!!!

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